Under the patronage of Metn kaemakam Ms Marlene Haddad and in partnership with the US embassy, EDGE organized the closing ceremony of the Municipality Internship Project.
The project aimed to train groups of youth in several municipalities on capacity building, writing proposals… and later on they conducted small development projects in their towns. The projects were:
The projects were implemented in 9 municipalities in Mount Lebanon district.
EDGE for Lebanon is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance grass rooted, sustainable social development in targeted local communities, educational and governmental institutions through three lines of intervention: Awareness Campaigns, Capacity Building Activities and Project Implementation. The targeted audience will acquire self-sustained skills and means for need-tailored projects on the social local development level.
The Green Line association organized a conference about “Local Governance of the Transport Sector in Lebanon: Role and responsibilities”. The speakers mentioned the role of the central government and the local authorities or municipalities. Mr. Abdel Hafiz al Qaisi the General Director of the ministry of public works and transport presented the national strategy for land transport in Lebanon. Then the environmental expert Habib Maalouf highlighted the environmental effect of the transport sector in Lebanon. Later on representatives from the municipal councils of Beirut, Saida and Triploi shared their experiences about the transportation system in their cities. And at the end representatives from Bus Map Project and Zawareeb presented their initiatives which helps to improve the public transportation sector.
Both of these conferences have initiated a ground for future collaboration between WYAME and the respective NGOs.