Building Bridges: The National Steering Committee in Lebanon
22 January 2013 | Article
The National Steering Committee for the SEARCH project in Lebanon meets at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Beirut to discuss the project, its accomplishments and future plans.
The national steering committee in Lebanon includes representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), Ministry of Environment (MOE), Ministry of Energy and Water (MOEW), Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), University of Balamand (UOB) and Notre-Damen University (NDU).
The Social, Ecological and Agricultural Resilience in the face of Climate Change (SEARCH) project, is a 3 year project working in the region with 13 partners to use and create climate change adaption tools that will increase the resilience of the local community. In Lebanon, the project is implemented by the IUCN, Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon and MADA working in the Akkar Watershed. The project to date, has conducted a baseline survey that helps distinguish all present social, agricultural and environmental conditions in that area. The project and its accomplishments to date were presented at the meeting focusing on community benefits and future plans for the project; that include plans to fund raise for demonstrations projects in the area that benefit local social and environmental needs.
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