Walking … for good!

Michael Haddad is doing a series of ‘Stepping Ahead of COVID’ walks to promote the second generation of UNDP’s COVID-19 response.
As a young boy Michael was in a car accident leaving him paralyzed from the chest down, Michael Haddad started to train himself to start walking again.
Michael took 60,000-step purpose walk in Bsharri to call for the reforestation of Lebanon’s depleted ancient cedar forests.
Haddad scales Beirut’s iconic Raouche Rock to bring attention to the escalating problem of sea pollution and its threat to marine life.
Michael snowshoed the Black Summit, the highest peak in the Levant, to draw attention to the adverse effects of global warming.
On the left Michale met Mourad Wahba, Associate Adminitsrator, and on the right he met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York
The 4 August 2020 explosion in Beirut has left an estimated 300,000 people homeless and many people got injured. Photo: UNDP Lebanon/ Rana Sweidan
Michael uses his story to argue for better policies for persons with disabilities.

This reflective piece is written by

Michael Haddad, UNDP Regional Goodwill Ambassador

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‏‏شعوب متمكنة، أمم صامدة -الحساب الرسمي لبرنامج الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي في المنطقة العربية. UNDP official account in the Arab States

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