Collective for Research and Training on Development – Action implements a new project to support women's livelihoods in the Mediterranean region

Thu, 10/31/2013

The Collective for Research and Training on Development - Action convened on 31 October 2013, a consultative meeting to launch its new regional initiative entitled "Supporting and connecting rural women's traditional know how within the Mediterranean Sea Basin through the promotion of fair products to enhance their economic and social future and to participate towards the achievement of a harmonious development for a good neighborhood in the region"and which implementation begun in Lebanon, Palestine and Spain on November 2012, and is expected to stretch until the end of 2015.
The Consultation meeting was held at the YWCA centre in Ain Mreisseh and was attended by representative of 8 organisations active in women's economic empowerment fields and working with both Lebanese and Palestinian communities . The meeting begun with an overview of the regional project which is funded by the European Union, followed up by the sharing of the key results of the assessment review that was completed to inform implementation. The meeting concluded with a discussion of the dispositions of participants to engage in the implementation of various components of the project.