UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon launches the strategic planning initiative for the Dinnieh region
On Thursday June 9, 2011, UNDP-ART GOLD North Lebanon in partnership with the Union of Municipalities of Dinnieh will launch the Strategic Planning for the Dinnieh Dinnieh at 11:00 AM at the Jazar Hotel in Sir el Dinnieh. This initiative is funded by the Belgian and Italian governments within the framework of UNDP-ART GOLD Lebanon.
The event will be convened in the presence of the UNDP Resident Representative in Lebanon Mr. Robert Watkins, the President of the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) Mr. Nabil el Jisr, H.E. the Ambassador of Belgium to Lebanon, Mr. Johan Verkammen, H.E. the Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Mr. Giuseppe Morabito, and the President of the Union of Municipalities of Dinnieh, in addition to MPs and representatives of the local community.
In addition to the official speeches, the launching event will include a presentation on the objectives and the methodology used to develop the strategic planning for Dinnieh region. The project aims to develop a strategic vision for the development of the region on the basis of its geographical location, and the importance of its role in the northern region and within the Lebanese economy.
The Dinnieh region is one of the poorest areas in Lebanon. Therefore, the development efforts aiming at eradicating poverty and launching the development process should target this poor region as a priority. In this regard, the strategic planning initiative for the Dinnieh region represents one of the most essential tools to advance the regional and local development process forward.