On March 28 and April 4, 2014, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the BALADI program, implementers Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF) and Business Incubation Association of Tripoli (BIAT) organized two one-day workshops on how to establish Public-Private Partnerships under municipal development projects.
These workshops benefitted 6 municipalities and communities in North Lebanon and Akar: Bazbina, Ehmej, Deir Eimar, Kousba, Jounieh and Eddeh-Bentael. One workshop was held in Jounieh Municipal Building on March 28, and the second workshop was held on April 4 at the Business Incubation Association of Tripoli (BIAT). The workshops were attended by 22 persons from the 6 municipalities, and 12 persons from NGOs involved in the ongoing BALADI program community projects.
During the workshops, experts provided detailed explanations of the benefits of Public Private Partnerships in implementing development and public services projects and in leveraging financial and technical resources from the private sector. Participants will use this information in designing and implementing PPPs under the projects that are being supported by BALADI program. Next, the BALADI RMF and BIAT team will provide in-depth consultations for these municipalities and communities to continue to assist them as they design and tailor the PPPs to the characteristics of the projects supported by BALADI