The Nawaya Network

The Nawaya Network

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Action for Rural Development

About the Program

Action for Rural Development, ARED, is a consortium funded by the European Union, comprised of three NGOs: We World-Gruppo Di Volontariato Civile, Fondazione Giovanni Paolo II, and The Nawaya Network.

Our Vision:

Is to promote local economic development in North East Bekaa, by:

Improving efficiency of agricultural production, mainly the fruit value chain
Increasing competitiveness in domestic and international markets
Creating income generation and job opportunities in the agri-food sector
Promoting the adoption of best practices in quality management systems and climate-smart agriculture
Strengthening the capacity of public institutions
Supporting micro, medium, and small enterprises and start-ups

Main Objectives:

Generating employment opportunities by revitalizing and diversifying the local economy in targeted sectors,
Reaching new markets,
Working to make the local economy shock resilient,
Notably targeting women and youth,
Strengthening the capacities of local actors to engage in the promotion of local economic development while encouraging stability and participatory action in the region.