The Nawaya Network
Local Economic Development
The Local Economic Development, LED program, in partnership with GVC, is a program that aims at contributing to the stability in Lebanon, by promoting local development, improving the socio-economic conditions and reducing the levels of conflict in the North East Bekaa. The program targets women and youth through income generation and job opportunities, through environmentally sustainable agriculture and efficient food processing, leading to improved quality, diversification and resilience in the local economy and regional competitiveness in domestic and international markets. The program also aims at strengthening local governance through participatory multi-stakeholder dialogue, improved services and linkages, while promoting social cohesion.