PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS FOR URBAN COMMUNITY AL-FAYHAA LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT

General

In line with its efforts to support local authorities in addressing current socio-economic and basic service challenges, and within the framework of the Municipal Empowerment and Resilience Programme (MERP) funded by the European Union, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are presenting the findings and recommendations on local economic development of the LED assessment for Urban Community Al-Fayhaa November 29th 2022, at Florida Beach Hotel in Al-Herri.

The study is the first and to date the only analysis of the impact of the economic and financial crisis at the local level and its implications for unions and municipalities It is a unique opportunity for Urban Community Al-Fayhaa and the local community to better understand key challenges threatening sustainable economic development. The findings provide key figures and a tangible roadmap for coordination and partnership between unions, the local community and the local private sector to set the basis for a sustainable local economy that will create jobs and economic opportunities and improve the living conditions of the entire community.

This event will present to the municipalities, the Urban Community Al-Fayhaa, the local community and the private sector the results and outcomes from the LED assessment work conducted under the MERP project in partnership with Unites Cities Lebanon/Bureau Technique des Villes Libanaises and a transdisciplinary team of experts including experts in economics, urban planning, public financial management, legal affairs, capacity development, GIS and data analysis expertise.

EVENT: The event is one of a series of launch events organized by the UN Habitat and UNDP on unions of municipalities as enablers of local economic development.

The two other events: Matn (December 1st 2022) and Tyre (December 2nd 2022).

DATE: Tuesday November 29th 2022, from 9:30 to 13:15 p.m.

PLACE: Florida Beach Hotel – Al Herri.

PARTICIPANTS

Senior representatives from UNDP and UN-Habitat, LED experts, Union of Municipalities and Municipalities representatives.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon