Women’s Economic Participation in North and Mount Lebanon Program – Info Session

October 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Till: October 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm
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Session by Joanna Abi Abdallah, Business Support and Development Manager at Berytech, on Friday October 2, 2020

Berytech invites you to attend this info session which will cover:

  • The Project’s Objectives – The project aims at contributing to the economic empowerment of women by addressing women’s limited access to, control of, and benefits from economic opportunities
  • The Project Four Outcomes – Beneficiaries: 1,500 Lebanese and Syrian women, 8 Cooperatives, 12 SMEs, 6 Startup Businesses, 18 Unions, 10 Municipalities
  • Q&A

Date: Friday October 2, 2020

Time: 12:00pm to 12:30pm

To receive the Zoom Meeting ID, a day before the session, make sure to register below.


About the speaker

Joanna Abi Abdallah has been Berytech’s Business Support and Development Manager since 2015. In her current role, Joanna runs and organizes startup competitions, implements various business support interventions, including trainings, workshops, coaching sessions, and works on global projects and initiatives in the field of entrepreneurship and business support.


About the Program

With funding from the Government of Canada and under the guidance and supervision of the United Nations Development Program within the framework of the Lebanon Host Comumunities Support Programme (LHSP), René Moawad Foundation is leading a consortium to implement the Women Economic Participation in North and Mount Lebanon (WEP) project.

The consortium includes RMW, Berytech Foundation, Digital Opportunity Trust Lebanon (DOT Lebanon), Atayeb El-Rif Association (AAR), and Committee for the Follow-up of Women’s Issue (CFUWI).

The objectives of the program are:

  • To increase local awareness and support to women’s rights, notably economic empowerment and right to decent work
  • To boost local recognition of women’s role in non-traditional economic development.
  • To foster competences of local women, individuals and groups, to access the market based on competitiveness and innovation in selected value chains.
    • Agricultural value chains: oregano (wild and cultivated), friqeh, small ruminants, and honey.
    • Non-agricultural value chains: handcrafts, renewable energy, and information, communication technology (ICT).