RUWOMED training on economic projects || phase II || 25 & 26 November 2014

Tue, 11/25/2014

The Collective for Research and Training on Development – Action (CRTD.A), organized on 25 and 26 of November, 2014, at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), Beirut, the second phase of the first part of the Capacity Building Cycle (CBC) which it is implementing the framework of RUWOMED project entitled: “Supporting and connecting rural women’s traditional know how in the Mediterranean through the promotion of fair trade products”. The RUWOMED project is a regional initiative implemented by CRTD.A in Lebanon, PARC in Palestine and ACCP in Spain. RUWOMED is funded by the EU and ENPI.
The CBC training course aims at ensuring that associations working on economic empowerment are able to plan and effectively implement sustainable economic initiatives, which will result in positive transformations in the lives of targeted women and youth beneficiaries. Several topics were covered by this second workshop namely the overview of the Lebanese economy, women and the economy, the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, and their contribution to the economy. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Charbel Nahhas, Mrs. Lea Bou Khater, Dr. Sari Hanafi, and Dr. Aziza Khalidi.
The second part of the capacity building cycle will be held in January and February 2015 and will focus on deepening the understanding of the Lebanese employment laws and regulations, creating and designing economic projects and businesses, and carrying out feasibility studies.