American University of Beirut

Mission, Vision & Objectives


Our mission is to produce and synthesize high-quality evidence and context-specific knowledge on priority topics, make research evidence more accessible to stakeholders,​ and build capacity for evidence-informed policymaking to impact policy agendas, decision-making, and action in the health and social care sector. ​​​




K2P is a leading knowledge hub for strengthening public policy and practice and improving health and social outcomes in Lebanon, the region, and around the world through collective problem-solving, co-production, deliberative dialogues, advocacy, and capacity-building.​


  • Produce, package, and sh​are evidence from public health research objectively and based on current and emerging policy-making priorities;

  • ​Support and build Knowledge Translation (KT) capacity of research networks, civil society, researchers, policymakers, and the media including the capacity of health policy-making institutions​;

  • Inform policy-making objectively using the best available evidence that can be prepared and packaged given time and resource constraints;

  • ​​​​Develop and test models for KT that are culturally appropriate, relevant, and effective for the region.

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