Following the impact of the Syrian Crisis on the host communities, a delegation from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, decided to visit Lebanon, especially the North to learn more about its experience within the crisis and the Syrian migration.
North LEDA, being a very active economic agency implementing several projects with different international NGOs that aim for the local economic development, it was selected for a visit by a delegation from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, chaired by Mr.Walid M. Masri, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, in the presence of the North LEDA’s Management Board, representatives from UNDP North and Beirut and representatives from international NGOs (International Labor Organization and World Vision Lebanon), also two big farmers from Wadi Khaled attended the meeting that took place in March 19, 2015, to discuss the situation in Northern Lebanon within the increasing influx of Syrian refugees and what follows as tension, strain in services, increase in unemployment rates, and learn more about the North LEDA’s experience in partnership with different NGOs to respond to the crisis and create new interventions to adapt to this new situation.
The North LEDA was presented briefly by introducing its profile and listing its past and ongoing projects.
This presentation was followed by a quick discussion where each member of the Management Board took the chance to discuss several points with the Minister, regarding the situation in North Lebanon in the shadow of the Syrian crisis.
Following the discussion, the attending partners, each on its turn, talked briefly about their experience with the North LEDA.
It was a pleasure to host the Minister and the whole delegation at our office and in the North.