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EBRD supports high-potential start-ups in Lebanon

EBRD supports high-potential start-ups in Lebanon

Lebanon is the latest economy in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region (SEMED) to join the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Star Venture programme. The initiative provides innovative start-ups with tailored advisory services to unleash their potential. In Lebanon, the programme is supported by the Republic of Korea through the EBRD’s Small Business

Annual Investment Meeting Successfully Concluded AIM AFRICA Digital Edition

Dubai,11th June, 2021 – The Annual Investment Meeting successfully concluded AIM AFRICA Digital Edition which took place from the 29th – 30th of June 2021 via Events10x platform under the theme “Africa Unlocked: Innovation and Sustainability as the Drivers of Economic Growth”. The two-day virtual conference witnessed the participation of 101 expert speakers, 2092 participants

Jordan boosts tourism sector with launch of skills council EBRD supports initiative to unlock key sector for economic recovery

In a major step to boost the tourism and hospitality sector in Jordan, the country’s first Sector Skills Council for Tourism and Hospitality has been lauched today, with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The council will play an important role in the reform of technical and vocational education and

Economic recovery is gaining momentum in the Middle East PwC Middle East Economy Watch 2021 Q2

6 July 2021: With the pandemic continuing to challenge different economic sectors across the region, the latest edition of the PwC Middle East Economy Watch points to signs of building momentum in the recovery despite a third COVID-19 wave this spring.  After 2020’s rapid recession, the region is recovering relatively well The pandemic caused the

A roundtable on civilian-military cooperation and challenges to economic stability in Lebanon

The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the National Forum for Human Security (NHS) initiated a roundtable on the challenges to economic security in Lebanon and the need for greater civil-military cooperation. The roundtable was convened in a hybrid setting at the Lebanese Army’s Civil-Military Directorate (CIMIC) in Fiadiyeh. Speakers included Director General Elie Abi Rashed,

RDCL leads by example for Unity, Change, Engagement, Innovation

In a historical quorum of 98%, the business leaders voted yesterday for Gender Equity, Multiculturalism, Liberalism, Economic Sovereignty, Unity, Innovation, Transformation, Social Equality, Youth and Change. Beyond RDCL these elections provided a very strong message with regards to the aspirations of the Lebanese leaders to the take charge and lead by example. Mr. Nicolas Boukather

Beirut Institute Summit e-Policy Circle 38

On Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 Beirut Institute hosted e-Policy Circle 38 HE Amr Moussa, Former Secretary-General of the Arab League and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, HE Andrei Fedorov, Chairman of the Fund for Political Research and Consulting in Russia (ISSA) and Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Edward Luttwak, Strategist, historian, contractual

Gulf Capital and MEED celebrate a decade of supporting SMEs in the region

2021 Gulf Capital SME Insights initiative offers start-ups learning opportunities, networking engagements and more  The Gulf Capital SME Awards programme returns for its 10th edition Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 June 2021 – Gulf Capital and MEED have today revealed the agenda / plan for the 2021 edition of their Gulf Capital SME Insights programme.

Darwazah’s 48-Hour Data for Good Hackathon Engages Students in Improving Foreign Aid Management Big Data & Blockchain, Alternative “Therapy” for the Lebanese Economic Depression

We are experiencing a triple whammy that have brought the country to its knees: one of the top 3 most severe economic crises worldwide since mid-19th century with a poverty rate at 50%, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a stalemate that has paralyzed political institutions. It is widely acknowledged that at this stage, only international donor

“The Institutional Revolution in Lebanon” begins with great enthusiasm

Hikmat Abou Zeid: The decentralized system is the backbone of the solution to Lebanon’s problems. Beirut, 24 June 2021 – Lebanese political activist and entrepreneur Hikmat A. Abou Zeid signed his recently published book titled “The Institutional Revolution in Lebanon”, during a ceremony at Saint Joseph University – Beirut campus. Published under Antoine Publishing house,