Under the patronage and presence of the Minister of Interior and Municipalities His Excellency Mr. Nouhad AL-Machnouk, the closing ceremony of “Inclusive and Sustainable Cities: Municipalities Good Practices in Lebanon” was held on the 27th of November 2017 at BAU - Faculty of Architecture- Design and Built Environment at Debbieh Campus. This project is a joint initiative between UNESCO, UN-Habitat and Beirut Arab University, and it aims to showcase the good practices and most fruitful experiences from the participants’ municipalities of the Lebanese cities and communities. The event was attended by BAU president, Prof. Amr Galal El-Adawi, UNESCO Director - Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States Mr. Hamed Alhamami presented by Dr. Seiko Sugita, and UN-Habitat Country Program Manager Mr. Tarek Osseiran presented by Mrs. Lady Habshy, as well as the participating municipalities.

The Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Prof. Ibtihal El-Bastwassi highlighted that this initiative aims to improve knowledge sharing among cities in a matter which enhances co-existence and highly advocates experience sharing of each city’s capacity building, sustainable development and social cohesion. The event included the distribution of certificates to 25 Good Practices, highlighted on 10 Good practices within a film documentary prepared by BAU, as well as an exhibition showcasing these Good practices.

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