Header image - field of wheatgrass

“High-Level Policy Dialogue” for Municipalities – Nexus -Thinking and Decentralization of Subnational Governments” and Public Finance Workshop

Aug 2, 2022

Lebanon, 2-3 /8/2022

The Royal Scientific Society / National Energy Research Centre organized an event at Park Innovation, Lebanon on 2nd of August 2022 titled a “High-Level Policy Dialogue” at municipal level, in cooperation with As-Semqaneyyeh and Jdaidet el Chouf municipalities, and the presence of GIZ and United Nations in Lebanon.

The event focused on empowering and catalyzing the municipalities’ role to run environmental projects within the nexus framework through a decentralized scheme; allowing municipalities to generate funds in compliance with the local legislations so that to enhance livelihood in the community.

The event enabled the participants representing various entities, local government, NGOs, and UN from Lebanon to acquire information and knowledge on access to finance and the nexus approach from a variety of local/regional experts and to engage in enriching discussions that facilitate the sharing of experiences and initiatives both from a national and a regional perspective. These covered the challenges currently being faced by municipalities, the lessons learned from previous experiences and projects, and recommended solutions and suggestions.

The event concluded that municipalities in Lebanon currently do not play a core role in the management and governance of water, food / agriculture and energy. This role is restricted to providing services to their communities such as transportation, waste collection, licensing buildings, managing public parks, street lighting.

Latest News

Training of Trainers on WEF NEXUS

Training of Trainers on WEF NEXUS

The Royal Scientific Society / National Energy Research Centre organized the “WEF Nexus Training of Trainers” in cooperation with the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme (NRDP), to provide acquaintance with the Nexus Training Materials to help inspire the...

read more
MINARET Team Visit to Semqanieh Municipality, Lebanon

MINARET Team Visit to Semqanieh Municipality, Lebanon

Under the framework of MINARET II project, the Royal scientific society (RSS) / National Energy Research Center (NERC) conducted a field visit to As-Semqanieh municipality in Lebanon in the period 15th – 19th May 2022. The main objective of the visit was to collect...

read more