Outreach Activities 2016-2017

Nursing Profession in Lebanon: Challenges and Opportunities

August 30, 2017

With the aim at discussing the challenges and opportunities of nursing profession at both national and international levels, the Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences at BAU organized a seminar by Dr. Ahmad Tassi, at the Research Centre for Environment and Development, BAU, Bekaa on August 30, 2017, entitled “Nursing Profession in Lebanon: Challenges and Opportunities”.

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Municipality Management II

August 26, 2017

In continuation of BAU initiative to provide capacity building training to municipalities in Bekaa, the Continuing Education Center (CEC) in collaboration with Faculty of Business and Research Center for Environment (RCED) and Development organized a Training Workshop II on “Municipality Management”, August 26th, 2017 of at BAU, Bekaa. The workshop aimed at developing knowledge and skills in municipal management, improving community service and promoting local development.

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Municipality Management

May 25, 2017

Aiming at developing management and leadership capacities of municipality leaders in Bekaa, the Continuing Education Center in collaboration with RCED organized a workshop on “Municipality Management”, on the 25th of May 2017.

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Farmer Filed Training on “Growing Potatoes Using New Irrigation Technology in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon”

May 19, 2017

On the occasion of “Fascination of Plants Day 2017”, RCED organized a farmer filed training day on 19th of May 2017 that aimed at improving potato crop productivity and economic return of small hold farmers in rural community while simultaneously conserving natural resources in Lebanon.

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Beekeeping Training Workshops within the framework of the USAID funded “Lebanese Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) for beekeeping and honey production in Bekaa area”

July 12, 2016; December 8, 2016; April 26, 2017

In cooperation with the USAID funded project “Lebanese Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD)”, RCED hosted several capacity building training workshops on July 12, 2016, December 8, 2016 and April 26, 2017 for bee keepers in Bekaa aiming at fostering the beekeeping and honey production sector in Lebanon with focus on raising the productive capacity of beekeeper cooperatives in Bekaa area.

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National workshops on “Groundwater Governance in the Arab World: Taking Stock and Addressing the Challenges”

February 21-22, 2017; Beirut & Bekaa

As the National Facilitator of the USAID funded project “Groundwater Governance in the Arab World: Taking Stock and Addressing the Challenges”, RCED organized two workshops during February 21-22, 2017 in Beirut and Bekaa to present and discuss with stockholders and decision makers the findings and the proposed policy white paper generated by the project for groundwater governance in Lebanon. Workshop I, Beirut, Feb. 21st 2017, targeted officials and decision makers from the Ministry of Energy and Water, Bekaa Water Establishment and the Litani River Authority. Whereas workshop II, Bekaa, Feb. 22nd 2017, was oriented towards local stakeholders including municipality members, Water User Associations and farming communities.

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Women Empowerment for SME Management

December 8-10, 2016

Based on a collaborative initiative with the Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) and the Faculty of Business Administration at Beirut Arab University (BAU), and the Lebanese League for Women in Business (LLWB) and RCED, a workshop on “Women Empowerment for SME Management” was organized at RCED-Bekaa during December 8-10, 2016.

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USAID Water Project in Lebanon (LWP) meeting municipality council members in Central Bekaa

October 19, 2016

RCED hosted in 19 October 2016, a meeting of the USAID funded project “Water Project in Lebanon (LWP)” with the municipalities in Central Bekaa including the Union of the Municipalities, and the municipalities of Bwarej, Majdl Anjar, Anjar, Marj, Kab Elias, and Meksse. LWP is a five-year program funded by USAID with the objective to increase access to clean, reliable and sustainable sources of drinking water for Lebanese citizens (info@lebanonwater.net) .

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Litany River from its Source to its Estuary: “Vision and Solutions”

September 24, 2016

Under the patronage and in the presence of the former Minister of the Environment His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Mashnouk, Beirut Arab University organized a workshop entitled “Litany River from its Source to its Estuary: Vision and Solutions” on 24 September 2016.

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