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The list of participants from the educational sector :
Hiba Nachabe, Youssef Nasr, Faisal Sinno, Nabil Osta, Nazha khoury, Dominique Halabi, Najlaa Hawli, Michel Khoury, Charbel Batour, Fawzi Makhoul, Nazih Rafeh, Rimah Hammoud, Tania Bou Sleiman, Chadi Bou Habib, Abdo Eid, Andree Daouk
In addition of the members of “100% Liban”
Among the most prominent problems , propositions and ideas discussed :
-Private schools has a lot of financial expenses
-The lost of the best experienced teachers
-Private schools have 700,000 students with 50,000 teachers while public schools receive 250,000 students with 55,000 teachers
-Many exchange rates make harder any budget calculation
-The budget has to be reviewed with the difficulty of the crisis
-Improving the living conditions of teachers
-A financial contribution given to private schools like public schools with many donor countries
-Work to involve schools and teachers in seminars and conferences of the Ministry of Education, which cooperates with the Educational Center for Research and Development to update schools’curriculum
-Activate and unify parent committees to discuss budgets with school principals and assist them in this crisis management
“100% LIBAN” association helped out to create a follow up committee to set practical solutions with the representatives of private schools.
Having student interest and academic quality as main objectives ,they will cooperate in the development of the educational sector.
‘’100% Liban ’’ created a weekly economical debate to communicate with experts to facilitate social interaction and to update working processes in every field .
Those meetings will discuss different topics and will prepare seminars, workshops, round tables and bigger events to support and grow our economy and to provide opportunities for development.
This can help Lebanese farmers to find markets abroad and to continue producing and developing.
Moreover the association "100% Liban" works for an economic vision that values individual initiatives and contributes to the growth of the country.
Imagine a gender equal world, a world free of bias , stereotypes and discrimination.
Together we can all break the bias on International Women's Day and beyond.
This year's theme for'' IWD'' is #BreakTheBias to celebrate the social ,economic,cultural and political achievements of women.
As part of International Women's Day celebration '' Mouawad'' group invited all her employees on an exclusive virtual conference for women moderated by Mrs Pamela Ibrahim El kosseifi, a motivational speaker , a passionate buisness woman, media speaker,general coordinator of
''100% Liban" association and mother of twin daughters.
Our private sector is facing major crises such as, an economic and financial crisis, the Corona pandemic, and the consequences of Beirut blast.
This worsening of distress has led to the Lebanese crisis being classified as the most serious in the world.
But the private sector refuses giving up and continues to seek recovery opportunities.
The "100% Liban" welcomed "Entrepreneurs organization" and economic and financial experts at its headquarters in Sin El Fil, during a round table on "Economic challenges of the private sector".
The speakers dealt with the main news that characterizes this difficult economic phase and presented a number of solutions with the aim of building a stable future in the world of business and finance.
- Dr. Nassib Ghobril (Chief economist at Bank Byblos Group)
- Dr. Wissam Fahed ( Economist , CEO of Fahed retail holding)
- Dr. Mohammad Fheili (Economics Expert,executive coach and currently serving as Risk Strategist with M.I.Fheili & Associates)
- Gérard Charvet (Economic and financial expert)
Participants of the Organization of Entrepreneurs:
Dr. Wissam Fahed, Nassib Maalouf, Patrick El Fadel, Rana Abdel Nour, Ziad Khoury, Rita Dekes, Rana Haddad, Rita Haddad, Albert Khoury
The participants of "100% Liban":
Dr. Fouad Zmokhol, Dr Nassib Ghobril, Dr. Mohamed Fheili, Gerard Charvet, Fady Rahmé, Sleiman Maaraoui, Dr Elias Kassab, Khalil Toubia, Karim Faddoul, Chaya Atallah, Pamela Ibrahim El-Kosseifi, Walid Akel
Dr. Nassib Ghobril evoked the identity of the Lebanese economy
which started to change for the worse 5 years ago, explaining the reasons:
-The abuse of power
-Mismanagement of the public sector
-Mismanagement of the crisis
He also gave examples of the problems in comparison with the countries of the world and also gave a set of solutions.
89% effective governments
Lebanon is like Zimbabwe and Turkmenistan
71% of the laws support the private sector
Lebanon is like Tanzania and Belarus
83% of attempts to control corruption
Lebanon failed to fight corruption and waste, like African countries
66%freedom of expression
Lebanon was affected by the revolutions in the neighboring Arab countries and the wars in Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria for the sake of freedoms
79% effective judicial system
The judiciary in Lebanon is under political pressure
70% independent judiciary
Lebanon lacks the independence of the judiciary
*74% of the world has a better investment climate
* Arab countries have 60% better investment climate than Lebanon
Lebanon was a leader in the Middle East region in investments, but the budget deficit in 2018 reached:
The tax revenue in 2017 was:
15% of GDP, with all the increases that were put into the budget at the time
Preserve intellectual property
Lebanon is on the blacklist
The solutions according to Ghobril are:
* Restoring confidence in the state
Governance, transparency and accountability of decision-makers
* Expanding the economy
*Improve the investment climate
* Electricity privatization
* Continuity of the banking sector:
even if we talked about the method of calculating losses, which are said to have reached to 72 billion dollars today and they are thinking of distributing them to banks and depositors only.In this case, it is considered a crime against the Lebanese economy, especially that the Lebanese state is rich and owns in addition to gold, real estate about 950 billion Square meters.
Dr. Ghobril considered that we are heading against global trends and political decision-makers that are not taking serious reforms in the basic files, which led to the marginalization of Lebanon from the banking and global financial system, especially after that the government decide not to pay the Eurobonds.
Ghobril also continued on the subject of "Capital Control", which he considered late to come after two and a half years late. The objective of this law is not only to regulate financial transfers abroad and it is a ceiling for local cash withdrawals, but also it aims to encourage exchanges of the national currency, to reduce the circulation of national currencies and to encourage the use of other payment methods such as checks and payment cards and transfers
Ghobril added that the law is one of the procedures of the unification mechanism of multiple dollar rates in the Lebanese market, but the law itself is not intended to determine the fate of deposits, and it must be part of a reform plan that is effective and delivers the desired results.
As for Gérard Charvet, he presented a set of proposals on the mechanism for managing the difficult economic crisis, insisting on the need to restore confidence in the private sector, to replenish funds and to support expatriation.
Among the most prominent solutions, according to Charvet:
-Allocate costs according to priority
- Hire the right people
-Destocking at the average price
- Maintain a good relationship with customers
-Buy fixed assets such as land and real estate, pay debts...
Charvet considered declaring bankruptcy one of the worst solutions, pointing out that implementing capital controls without a comprehensive and clear plan has no sense.
In his opinion, Dr Mohammad Fheili pointed the lack of trust in the state, praised the private sector, which helped repair the damage left by the explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020.
Fheili discussed that the turnaround process is an essential step for the private sector as restructuring and focusing on local production, managing expenses and establishing good relations with the banking sector.
As for capital control, he stressed the importance of reviving the banking sector through reforms, financial plan, limiting the use of liquidity because we are in a state of total chaos.
The General Coordinator of "100% Liban" Association, Mrs Pamela Ibrahim El Kosseifi was present at the book signing ceremony of the President of Bekaa Industrialists association Nicolas Abou Faisal, entitled:
"عن لبنان لماذا أكتب؟" (2 volumes) at Grain D'or Zahlé.
This participation is part of the ongoing meetings between “100% Liban” association and Abou Faisal so that the two parties share their opinions, ideas and proposals on the reality of the industry in Lebanon.
The framework of the round tables that are regularly organized By “100% Liban” consists of relaunching the dialogue between the various decision-makers and actors of the Lebanese economy.
“100% Liban” welcomed the Minister of Health Dr. Firas Al Abiad as a member of the round table and along side the main stakeholders in the field of health and care, and launched a new cycle of work in Action. Furthermore, a work Cycle will continue working on plans previously set or in preparation.
This cycle tackles the problems and challenges of the health sector from different angles. This makes it
possible to prepare concrete recommendations to be integrated into more global framework of the development of a rescue and recovery plan for the economy with the emphasis of focus on the private sector will be the main concern.
The session was moderated by Mr. Fady Rahmé and Elias Kassab from”100% Lebanon” next to the Minister of Health Dr. Firas Al Abiad.
The main participants and speakers:
-Dr Charaf Abou Charaf / President of the Order of Physicians
-Mr.Sleiman Haroun / President of the Syndicate of Private Hospitals
-Mrs. Salma Assi / President of the union of importers of medical and laboratory equipment
-Mr. Mohammad Jaber / General Secretary of the Syndicate of Pharmacists
-Mr Georges El Hajj / President of the Federation of Bank Employees’ Unions
– Mr. Elie Nasnas / President of the Association of Insurance Companies in Lebanon (ACAL)
– Mr. Jamil Harb / General Secretary of Insurance Companies in Lebanon
– Professor Pierre Yared / General Director of the Lebanese Geitaoui Hospital
-Mr. Richard Haykal / CEO of Haykal Hospital
– Mr. Nassib Nasr / GeneraL Director of Hôtel Dieu de France Hospital
-Dr. Zuhair Al-Imad/ General Director of Ain W Zain Hospital and Al Jabal Hospital
– Dr. Joseph Frangieh / General Director of Zgharta Public Hospital
-Mgr Estéphan Frangieh / General Director of Notre Dame de Zgharta Hospital
– Mr. Abdel Latif El Yawafi / General Director of Al Sahel Hospital
-Mrs. Etoile Matar and Mr. Roni Dano /representatives of Notre Dame De Secours-Jbeil hospital
– Dr Abed el Salam Hasbini / Member of the “Irada” association and head of the medical commission
– Mr. Mazen Chbaro / Member of the “Irada” Association
Health Minister Dr. Firas Al-Abiad, raised the issue of the cost and quality of health in Lebanon which are severely threatened by the drastic reduction in GDP which has deteriorated over the past two years.
Doctor Al-Abiad expressed his fears about the continuity of the current conditions of the health system.
Moreover, some international institutions have started promoting the idea of a need for Lebanon to return to a more limited level of medical services.
Due to this, Lebanon may lose its leading position in the region and become a marginal country.
Minister Al Abiad listed the obstacles that the health system is facing, including the political class who works to postpone dealing with the problems instead of solving them, and the angry population who refuses to wait for the reform.
This is probably due to the lack of a culture of cooperation between stakeholders and citizens.
Abiad concluded by wishing for cooperation between all parts of the health sector to solve existing problems and prepare to face the challenges of the years to come.
In his speech, the President of the Lebanese Order of Physicians Dr.
Charaf Abou Charaf, considered that it was urgent to support the private sector, which has proven its success in the management of the health sector, and affirmed that it is favorable to build a cooperation between the public and private sectors in order to reduce costs and obtain better results.
Abou Charaf stressed the issue of restoring confidence in the health sector with the necessity of diverging from politics and focusing on its development.
The president of the union of private hospitals in Lebanon Sleiman Haroun, revealed that it is impossible to go back thirty years
despite the serious crisis that the country is going through in general and the health sector in particular, because we are armed citizens of science, will and activity.
The President of the Association of Insurance Companies in Lebanon, Mr. Elie Nasnas, regrets the decline of the health sector in terms of deterioration in the quality of services, which prevents Lebanon from maintaining its position in the Middle East. Despite the significant difficulties, Nasnas expressed the will to continue the dealing with the struggles and to accept the changes that have occurred.
Mr. Nasnas specified that private guarantors and Insurance Companies will be able to offer solutions to face the challenges of the future.
The Director General of Notre-Dame de Zgharta Hospital, Mgr Estéphan Frangieh appealed to the State to impose the health card and wished to stop populist decisions by perceiving the collapse of the health sector.
The participants agreed to continue the health file through the device put in place and following the coordination of “100% Lebanon”.
Dr. Walid Ammar, current adviser to the Ministry of Health will be welcomed accordingly following the Minister’s proposal.
100% Liban and the certified business coach Lynda Achkouty Mouawad organized a round table under the title :
"THE CHALLENGES & SUCCESS STORIES OF YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR" , which aims to foster innovation among Lebanese youth by creating a space for discussion on the key success factors for entrepreneurs .
This round table brought together members of 100% Liban, young entrepreneurs, economists ,industrials ,doctors and university students.
Achkouty, who moderated the round table, pointed out the importance of the role of youth in creating opportunities to stay in the country. The economist Dr. Wissam Fahed participated in the discussion, advised emerging entrepreneurs and youth to focus on planning and developing their skills to bring their innovation to the world.
the 4 main entrepreneurs spoke about their experiences, their ideas, their successes and above all their determination to continue despite the challenges, alternately:
-Architect Martine Zaarour, founder of the start-up “Jar Thuraya” for the sale of traditional Lebanese products (mouneh).
-Antonella Maroun, founder of "Draj el Baydar", a restaurant and lodging house under construction. Through this project, Maroun has established a communication network between housewives and farmers in the region.
- Margot Wehbe, founder of Uwyta for recycling.
- Engineer Mustafa Ajami, founder of Biofertile, which meets the needs of farmers for rich fertilizers.
The discussion presented many ideas how to face challenges, the most prominent points are as follows:
- Work as integrated groups because cooperation and integration may give better results.
- Create opportunities and not give in to despair and emigration.
.-The role of the private sector in supporting youth.
100% Liban created a space for dialogue and discussion in its headquarters for the concerned parties trough a following up committee in order to come up with suggestions and perceptions that support the Lebanese youth executing their plans.
100% Liban with Dr.Ziad Hayek organized a zoom conference entitled: Governance—a priority in the reforms.
In this panel, Dr. Ziad Hayek, gave an opening speech, followed by an intervention of the economic and risks strategist Dr. Mohammad Fheili as well as the minister Dr. Salim Sayegh ,Dr.Abdel Majid Awad
(MP Achraf Rifi representative),Mr. Kamel Doumiaty (MP Fouad Makhzoumi representative),Mr.Pierre Younes (MP Camille Chamoun representative),Dr.Amin Iskandar (MP Melhem Riachi representative),Judge Peter Germanos,Dr.Nassib Ghobril(Head of economic research and analysis at Byblos Bank),Mr. Assaad Maroun(voice of Lebanon general director).
An assembly of deputies, economists,entrepreneurs ,journalists and members of 100% Liban participated as well in this panel.
The session was moderated by Mrs. Pamela Ibrahim El Kosseifi (general coordinator of 100% Liban).
The economic expert, Dr. Ziad Hayek indicated in his lecture that we need to establish reforms at the governance level.
He talked about the economy and the defense strategy .
Hayek thought that we need to review the Lebanese constitution to elaborate a social contract between the components of the Lebanese people and the state.
He said that administrative decentralization is required, but it is not sufficient, we need a real change to resolve outstanding political and economic issues as well.
A follow up committee will be established by 100% Liban to monitor parliamentary actions as well to develop ideas and a constructive economic plan.
In order to support the Lebanese youth executing their plans, to share their ideas that might influence the future reflections and choices, 100% Liban and the certified business coach Lynda Achkouty Mouawad gathered one more time young entrepreneurs working in the textiles' industry: fashion, clothes, bags and accessories along with 100% Liban members and economic experts.
The 4 main panelists were: Nancy Fata, Guilda Khoury, Nathalie Samaha and Patrick Zoghbi.
The roundtable was moderated by coach Lynda Achkouty Mouawad with the Guest speaker Dr. Mohammad Fheili.
The discussions were about different topics related to Textile industry as: success stories, business model, marketing plans, local production, in-house goods, outsourcing services, however the experts explained the key factors that will lead to overcome the current situation in the country that will be resumed by finding international markets to export our lebanese production.
A glimpse of green business was introduced by the environmental consultant, Maya Karkour, who is also an Eco-Entrepreneur spreading awareness & knowledge about health.
Nicolas abou faysal ,President of the Bekaa industials, confirmed that we have to believe in what we do, to overcome challenges and to search for new markets without leaving Lebanon.
Several meetings will follow in the near future tackling various specially that youth are the pillar of our society simply any development starts here...Keep Track !
An amazing ,very insightful and informative session was hosted by 100% Liban entitled:Mental Candy , where you can leverage your full potential and overcome all barriers to a happier individual, more successful you with the Trainer and Coach Samir Zehil.
It was about these Golden rules :
*The 7 Causes of Negativity and how to minimize them ?
* The 12 Causes of Positivity and how to maximize them?
* The 9 Causes of Stress and how to un-learn them ?
*The 5 A’s of entering and maintaining fully functioning relationships.
* How to maintain our 4 energies (physical, mental, sexual & emotional) ?
Ultimately 100% Liban and coach Samir Zehil have affixed their signature to represent the true cooperation between them through a Memorandum of Understanding.
They shared a common vision that will provide human capital development to our society , create lifelong learning systems and provide opportunities and incentives for people to develop their knowledge, skills, competences and attitudes.
100% Liban initiatives are based on human capital assets. All our actions are about different suggestions and solutions.
The open discussion entitled: "Rethinking the future of plastic" was moderated by the business coach Lynda Achkouty, and gathered around diplomatic, industrial, economical people and media experts, as well as members of 100% Liban as follow:
- The ambassador of Lebanon in Bahrain, Mr. Milad Nammour
- The ambassador Vasken Kavlakian
- The president of Bekaa industrialists and CEO of Gardenia Grain D’Or, Mr. Nicolas Abou Fayssal
- Dr. Taleb Saad Socio-economic expert and founder of Yorpak
- Mr. Jad Khoury founder of plasti Lab
- Mr. Antoine Haber and Mr. Garo jakajian from Agri Plus group
- Mr. Habib Geagea founder of Flexoprint
The speakers , listed hereafter,are successful entrepreneurs looking for a change in the mindset of the people when it comes to plastic usage.
- Mr. Pierre Baaklini, Founder of LWM
- Mrs. Nathalie Breidy, Founder of Fakir Bi2yan
- Mr. Rami Sbeih, Founder of Plastc Lab
- Mr. Nabil Aouad, Co-founder of SWIM
- Mrs. Lisa Safoyan, Co-founder of SWIM
An intervention by the guest speaker Dr. Charbel Afif, the chairman person of the chemistry department at USJ and environmental expert who covered the issue in all its aspects indicating the importance of research , innovation , initiatives in order to make a difference.
The session emphasized on the role of the private sector in educating individuals in order to manage the plastic waste .
The meeting showed initiatives that addressed the problem of plastic waste by collecting it, recycling it and using it in new and useful productions. This work was achieved in cooperation with individuals, municipalities, companies and associations.
The attendees agreed on the most prominent economic impact of plastic sorting in the commercial market as follows:
o Accelerating the economic cycle
o Providing job opportunities
o Producing new merchandise
o Promoting people's culture and awareness
The diplomatic and experts in the field that attended supported the various actions and solutions undertaken by entrepreneurs participating in this meeting. They expressed their intentions to help and provide the necessary guidance, while proposing draft laws and legislations about importing some types of waste, stimulating them and sorting as a daily lifestyle. Those solutions should be integrated in the education curricula.
Believing that Lebanon need all our initiatives to have a healthy economic roadmap, 100% Liban is committed to continue the role of mediator to bring together all sectors pushing forward for a better Lebanon.
100% Liban attended The Paragon Parades event entitled Lebanon’s Industrial Parade at the Middle East Training & Conference Center on August 10, 2022. The event was divided into 4 episodes in wihch new businesses: Khan al saboun – bader Hassoun&sons - Farhat bakery – Colortekpaints – BPI – Fabo -Alia - Meptico – Steritech –Amaco - Jana laboratoires -Foma - Rocky plast -Del Libano etc…,
presented their business plans , challenges , opportunities, operational strategies, services , products and solutions.
The main goal of 100% Liban is to support start-ups , to defend the liberal economy in order to promote the Lebanese economy.
Dr. Nasser Yassin, Minister of Environment, visited the "Lebanon Waste Management" Foundation's Waste Collection and Sorting Center and was briefed by Pierre Baaklini, the founder and director of LWM, on the "distinguished work" they are doing to collect the waste and the significant progress they have made in collecting it recently.
The general coordinator of 100% Liban, Mrs. Pamela Ibrahim El Kosseifi, attended the LWM event in support of Mr. Pierre Baaklini, a Keep Track member @ 100% Liban, his business, and the cause.
100% Liban support these initiatives that prove that through sorting and through collection centers and receiving centers, we can cover an important part of the financial cost of this sector, and this is an opportunity to save it.
A new process called “The trash to cash” initiated by companies like LWM that pay for trash people produce daily. LWM also included an option to donate the money to the children cancer center, in an effort to increase our sense of humanity.
A third health table, organized by 100% Liban on August 16th, brought together experts in environmental health to examine the challenges that Lebanon is currently experiencing in this particular area. The session's moderator was Mrs. Martine Abi Khalil, CEO of Biomak, and the main guest speaker was:
- Nasser Yassine – Minister of environment
And the specialists speakers:
- André Khoury, associate professor at USJ- Expert in Mycotoxicology & Food safety
- Hassan Dheini, assistant professor at AUB- Expert in toxicology
- Charbel Afif, Professor at USJ- Expert in air pollution
- Mey Jurdi, Professor of Environmental Health at AUB
In order to kick off a new cycle of work in Action, "100% Liban" welcomed Dr. Nasser Yassine, Minister of the Environment, to the round table along with the experts in the environmental health industries. The discussion revolved around the inter-connectivity between health and environment, cost, impact, prevention and mitigation.
The issues and difficulties facing the environmental health industry are addressed from many perspectives in this cycle. This enables the preparation of a mutual economic rescue and recovery plan.
The minister of environment Dr. Nasser Yassine stated that many environmental problems may be resolved via governance, which is why these round tables are crucial for developing particular solutions to protect the environment. To create a healthy environment in Lebanon, there should be interaction between the public and private sectors.
The private sector can boost safety and preventative measures against pollution.
Pr. Mey Jurdi discussed the plan she proposed to the WHO (world health organization). She noted that although we offer the facts about water sanitation and air pollution, the data is not verified. She talked about enhancing our verification process and developing water safety plans.
Dr. Hassan Dheini stated that Lebanon has the highest percentage of cancer patients in the Middle East (almost 13,000 new patients each year). The root causes are either inherited, environmental, or lifestyle-related. And the top 3 environmental pollutants are: smoking (cigars, shisha, etc), Diesel consumption…
Pr. Charbel Afif asserted that the growth in car ownership, generators, and industries are the main sources of pollution. According to recent studies, 40 to 50 percent of Lebanon's highly polluted air comes from its neighboring nations rather than the country itself.
Dr. Andre Khoury made a point to highlight how Lebanese people disregard the risk of food safety and how we are undereducated in this area, claiming that there are billions of infections that can come from unhealthy (under-cooked, old, rotten...) food and develop in a body that will reveal the symptoms later in life. The food safety process is being impacted by corruption in Lebanon, and many foods imported or even exported are not certified.
100% Liban aim to build bridges between actors of the private sector to create a unify vision toward a better Lebanon.
On September 8 2022 a round table on Technology & Education entitled: “How digitization & technology are shaping higher education in Lebanon?” took place at 100% Liban and was moderated by the business coach Mrs. Lynda Achkouty.
The session started off by an introduction of the 2 new innovative start-ups (Questa & EduBolt) combining education & technology. The guest speakers were:
- Mr. Anthony Kreidy, Mathematician and Co-founder of Questa
- Mr. Theodor Rahme Full Stack developer and Co-founder of Questa
- Mr. Nour Adabachy, Mathematician and Co-founder of Questa
- Mr. Bryan Youssef, founder of EduBolt
Questa is an app developed by 3 young university students build in order to help make education easier and accessible for all. The Q&A platform where students go there and ask questions related to their courses/homework, whether by a text, a picture or even a voice note. The question then goes straight to a specialized teacher and in a matter of minutes they receive the answer. By combining technology with education, this platform not only saves time, has a lower cost and is more effective for students but also provides more job opportunities for teachers.
Edubolt is a platform that offers courses for high school and university students that differs from the techniques used in schools and universities, a way that makes students eager to learn more. This platform makes learning fun, fair and fast.
The 3 main topics discussed by the speakers were:
1- Understanding the key concepts about Education Technology
2- The power of technology in education: In Lebanon is it a burden?
3- Future plans on different levels and the opportunities for Lebanese youth
The young founders of the new startups began by discussing the difficulty of starting such businesses in Lebanon, especially nowadays, where society pressures us to finish our studies and start working right away and does not provide us with the necessary support, either mentally or financially.
The expert Dr. Rabih Baalbaki, President EdTech Syndicate in Lebanon, and Mrs. Noura Merhabi, EdTech Curriculum Advisor, intervened on the mentioned topics:
Dr. Rabih Baalbaki was very excited and motivated to support the two new start-ups, stating that due to corruption in Lebanon, it has become difficult to work on the evolution of education and technologies, but this has led them to reach out to NGOs and syndicates that are willing to assist. The project was based on establishing an ethics committee in each school, public or private, to work on incorporating innovative new technologies into schools.
"We are trying to spread education technology in Lebanon and educate the citizens about its importance," Mrs. Noura Merhabi added.
"The key to these start-ups is the internet and communication," Dr. Rabih continued, "and the crime that has been done recently with the Ogero crisis has been pulling these startups down and putting barriers to innovation in Lebanon."
They agreed that in order to restore trust in this sector, we must break the ice of educational pressure and make it more visual and fun. Because children are increasingly attached to their devices and active on social media, education should keep up with technological advancements. Instead of using pen and paper, it should be digitalized.
100% Liban aims to exponentially advance the social and economic spectrum. We contribute our expertise and support to education-related development projects in order to properly educate our youth and help them form a better Lebanon.
100% Liban organized a conference on Tuesday 13 September with the participation of representatives of media, universities, economic and legal experts, and members of 100% Liban:
- Mr. Ziad Makary, The Minister of Information
- Mrs. Pamela Ibrahim El Kosseifi, General Coordinator at 100% Liban
- Dr. Elias Kassab, member of 100% Liban
- Mrs. Youmna Chakar, Journalist
- Mr. Joseph El Kosseifi, Head of Editors Syndicate
- Dr. Mounir Rached, President of Lebanese Economic Association, member at 100% Liban
- Mr. Aouni Al Kaaki, Head of Lebanon Press Federation
- Mrs. Elissar Naddaf, Advisor at Ministry of Information
- Mrs. Josephine Abi Ghosn, Journalist
- Mr. Nicolas Chikhani, Financial Expert, member at 100% Liban
- Mrs. Nawal Abboud, Journalist
- Mr. Salah Takieddine, Vice President Order of Lebanese Journalists
- Dr. Nassib Ghobril, Chief Economist at Byblos bank, member at 100% Liban
- Mrs. Sandra Khlat, President of BASSMA
The conference focused on five key themes:
1- Protecting free expression
"The world has changed very quickly, in light of modern media," he said, "and the Ministry has been affected by this."
"Several problems may arise as a result of freedom," he added, "because the country is collapsing under the weight of crisis, and politicians are stronger than the state. We as a ministry have tried and will continue to try to prevent violations of media freedom and warn against them. Of course, there are issues and significant hate speech in the media, as well as threats and exposure to journalists, but we are still within acceptable limits in relation to the scale of the crisis we are experiencing."
2- The importance of digital journalism
"We have decided in the ministry to put the draft law on the website for public discussion, and we will give a month to collect opinions and criticisms for a final vote, leading to a law that satisfies everyone to a large extent and is similar to our country" he added.
3- Mr. Ziad Makary's initiative to develop the official channel, Tele Liban:
After signing a collaboration contract with the French government through ENA to preserve and utilize the Tele Liban archive, the Minister of Information is reportedly trying to benefit from the archives of Tele Liban and from previous programs.
4- The role of journalism in preserving traditions and culture
The Minister of Information mentioned a collaboration with Lebanon's journalism faculties to "give a youth boost to the public media, particularly Tele Liban, a true treasure for everyone related to culture and Lebanese heritage".
Mr. Makari mentioned during the meeting that his department is working with international organizations to "implement a bill that ensures better protection for journalists."
5- The role of the media in economic stimulus.
"Two things that Toby Mendel from UNESCO said, which is that if we can reach a law that is close to what is required by 80%, this is a great matter, while fearing that we will remain in the 20% and that is why we do not progress in Lebanon," he continued. He also believes that the laws of the media must be adjusted on a regular basis over time."
The Ministry of Information chose to take advantage of its properties in the Bekaa and a sizable plot of land to transform it into a production metropolis, according to the Minister of Information Ziad Makari. Since production work in any nation fuels the nation’s economic cycle by creating jobs for thousands of residents, it is secure in this country, as it is in many other nations throughout the world.
This round table is just one of many other events designed to foster communication on all topics and between the various forces of the private sector branches. By taking into account the opinions of experts and identifying areas of agreement, we work on establishing future relationships in order to achieve a better Lebanon.
A session entitled "Environmental governance in Lebanon: challenges and opportunities" was organized by 100% Liban, the Public Service Observatory (OFP) at Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, the Ministry of the Environment and moderated by Pr. Charbel Afif.
It took place at 100% Liban in the presence of the Minister of the Environment Dr. Nasser Yassin, the Director of the OFP Professor Pascal Monin, the Project Manager at UNDP Dr. Manal Moussallem, from the Faculty of Science Dr. Charbel Maroun, the President of the Parliamentary Committee for the "Environment" Ghayath Yazbeck, MPs Ragy El Saad and Jihad Pakradouni, Ambassador Jean Makaron , Secretary General of Catholic Schools Father Youssef Nasr, start-ups, NGOs and members of the organization.
In response to a series of discussions on this topic held by the OFP and the UNDP from February to April 2022, Dr. Charbel Maroun, Observatory of Public Service and Good Governance from Saint Joseph University, presented a policy paper that resulted from an assessment of the proposals to develop "Environmental Governance" from the adoption of decentralization in the solutions.
The session tackled the following topics:
- Challenges facing the environment sector in Lebanon
- Importance of the governance in the environment sector in enhancing the citizen’s health and the national economy
- Role of the public and private sectors in achieving the governance
- Different steps to achieve the governance in the different axes: air, water, land use, soil, etc.
- Recommendations of the policy paper on Environmental Governance in Lebanon prepared by Saint Joseph University, the United Nations Development Program, and the Ministry of Environment.
- Roadmap for the adoption of the policy paper
The action plan for the adoption of the policy paper includes three essential topics:
- An inventory.
- Recommendations for developing the policy paper.
- Suggestions for an economic recovery plan for global environmental governance.
For her part, Dr. Manal Moussallem, project manager at UNDP talked about the most important recommendations.
The decentralization is logical, as is managing the forest, gathering and sorting debris, and processing it locally, according to Dr. Nasser Yassin, who noted that "the judicial system is not operating well, and we need a functioning court system and a full-time environmental prosecutor."
This session is just one of many that 100% Liban has planned to promote dialogue across a range of subjects and among the many sections of the private sector.
A roundtable entitled: “The pharmaceutical sector during the Lebanese healthcare crisis: present facts and the way forward” organized by 100% Liban, moderated by Mrs. Martine Abi Khalil, under the patronage of the Head of order of Pharmacists Dr. Joe Salloum and MP Dr. Fadi Alame, CEO of Sahel Hospital.
The session gathered members of the World Health Organization, the Parliamentary Health Committee, companies, factories, economists and bankers, in the health conference.
The following topics were tackled:
1- Pharmaceutical sector: facts and actual situation
2- Implemented solutions since 2019
3- Proposed solutions on short, medium and long terms: the way forward
Dr. Joe Salloum, pointing to the pain of the issue of missing cancer drugs and counterfeit medicines, which have turned into a lethal poison endangering citizens, investigated the possibility of a hidden agenda so that Lebanon stays a victim of bag traffickers and the black market.
Considering that the sorrow is to preserve the health of the patient and the citizen, Dr. Salloum saw that the drug card is the case and the sequential system is the core of this card and the goal is to preserve the pharmaceutical sector, factories and companies, and the quality of drugs.
Dr. Fadi Alame discussed the need to create and carry out an extensive pharmacological health strategy while also promoting the local pharmaceutical sector and generic medications.
The most important proposed solutions were the following:
- Lifting support for all medicines
- Combining drug guarantee funds
- Get rid of medication duplication
- Donors for manufacturing countries
All these subjects will be tackled in an upcoming policy paper that 100% Liban aim sto issue after a series of round tables.
100% Liban organized a session entitled "Having or Being" which focused on human development.
It was moderated by Joe Abi Rached. The topics covered were as follows:
1. The Keys to Happiness.
2. Choices in life and their consequences.
3. The spiritual and the relationship with God.
100% Liban created a space for dialogue and discussion in the context of human capital.
For the fifth consecutive year, BLIS has moved from being an event to become an experience for all stakeholders: agents, managers, companies and the international speakers. Every year brings new challenges by being proactive and positive .
100% Liban as a partner with Legacy Builders and Expand participated through a panel moderated by its general coordinator Mrs.Pamela Ibrahim El Kosseifi and presented by 2 members of the group:
Dr.Fouad Zmokhol president of MIDEL AND Co- Founder of 100% Liban & Mrs. Lynda Achkouty Mouawad , Business coach and head of Keep Track committee at 100% Liban .
The panel tackled 3 main topics : Business Now What? , Beirut Now What? , 100% Liban Now What ? that discussed the following :
-Business NOW WHAT?:
*Assessing Lebanon’s role in the region from the past, present and future .
* Why do we need to innovate in emerging economies after the pandemic?
*The role of individual initiatives in saving economies during crises?
-Beirut NOW WHAT?:
*What have changed in Beirut from 2019 to today? What are our strengths today?
*From 2019 until today, how do we assess the proposals and solutions?
* Where are the opportunities in Lebanon today?
-100% Liban NOW WHAT ?:
*How do you explain the importance of 100% Liban as a"THINK TANK"?
*The role of the committees that have arisen, and what is the role of youth in this model?
*What about unifying the economic vision in Lebanon?
Blis Experience event is reaffirming itself as a yearly beacon for the insurance industry in general, and the life insurance sector in particular.
100% Liban is aiming to build bridges between actors of the private sector to create a unified vision towards a better Lebanon.
The Observatory of Public Service of Saint Joseph University of Beirut in collaboration with Basil Fuleihan Finance Institute organized a round table discussion around:"What is the future for the administration and public services in Lebanon?".
The opening speech was delivered by the director of OFP, Professor Pascal Monin and the Co-Chair at United Nations Committee of Experts on public Administration Lamia Moubayed, they explained that"There is no development without capable institutions , no justice, and no peace".
Also a discussion was held by MP Ghada Ayoub ,Ex-minister Ziad Baroud , Ex-minister Ibrahim Chamseddine .
All agreed that the role of the public sector is paralyzed and the state itself .
Therefore, the role of the public sector must be reconsidered and we must work on the productivity . Within this framework, 100% of Liban participated in this panel discussion to support the private sector, whose expertise and skills will benefit the public sector.
Under the title of "Understanding the scale and scope of Lebanon's financial and econnomic rescue plan", 100 % Liban organized a debate in which MP Ragy El-Saad and the founder of “ddoesbusiness” Mrs.Danielle Hatem participated, where the following topics were discussed as follow :
*Where does the financial rescue process in Lebanon begin?
*Can the Government's plan actually revive the economy ?
*What are the real opportunities in the Lebanese economy?
*What are the productive sectors that Lebanon should work on developing?
*What is the fate of the economy if the state works according to a bankruptcy plan?
*Solutions for the public sector: How will the state manage its assets?
*Are the solutions a partnership or privatization of the public sector?
The attendees agreed on the need to reach constructives solutions.
As part of the development of economic and environmental governance in Lebanon, the "Observatory of Public Service and Good Governance" of Saint Joseph University of Beirut, in partnership with "Konrad Adenauer Stifung-The Rule of Law Program in the Middle East and North Africa” organized a symposium entitled “Good governance and legal framework in the renewable energy sector’’on October 4, 2022 on the campus of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Saint Joseph University.
The experts proposed different solutions in order to improve the mismanagement of the energy sector in Lebanon and the need to work in renewable energies and to put in place regulations to meet the needs in two panels.
The first panel was moderated by the energy governance expert Mrs. Diana Al-Qaisi, director of civil communications at the International Republican Institute.
Mrs. Carol Ayat, Financial expert in the field of energy.
The CEDRO project manager, Dr. Hassan Harajili UNDP multiple advisor,
Mrs. Christina Abi Haidar, the energy governance legal expert.
The different topics discussed in the first session were that electricity is the heart of the economy but the problem is political.
Lebanon is able to produce 24 hours of electricity from power plants with alternative energies, but what we lack in Lebanon are rules for laws.
The second panel was moderated by energy expert, Ms. Laurie haytayan,
the Advisor of the Lebanese Center for Energy Conversation, Professor Joseph Al-Assad, the legal expert in the field of energy, Mr. Ali Berro.
The main subject was about the delay in enacting the law which is longest in the world.
The participation of 100% Liban in this conference is to support the energy problems’solutions in Lebanon and to promote the role of the private sector which is the creator of values.
100%Lebanon participated in the presentation organized by "E-Waste Reality" which considers that the reuse and the recycling can extract value.
The presentation focused on the different hazardous components of cell phones and hazardous computer components while proposing solutions to increase the local disposal of electronic waste.
The participation of 100%Lebanon is to promote the role of the private sector and to support private initiatives.More Details
A round table discussion entitled: ''Financing Universal Health Coverage in Lebanon: Which Model?” organized by 100% Liban and moderated by Mrs. Martine Abi Khalil, founder of Biomak took place on the 8th of November 2022.
The participants were:
- Members of the Health Organization,
- Members of insurance companies,
- Members of 100%Lebanon,
The keynote speakers were:
- Mr. Naji Haddad, founder&ceo of legacy builders
- Mrs. Alexandra Abou Faysal, business development manager of metLife
The following topics were discussed:
1- The current financing model: facts and challenges.
2- The proposed remedies and the way forward.
The intervention of Dr. Elie Nasnas, CEO of AXA, was about the importance of the subject of health and the need to unite efforts in this field to be able to guarantee medical care to everyone.
Therefore, the participants agreed that a solution to cover the population through private insurance must be found.
The following points were about the various solutions proposed to achieve universal health coverage:
1- Employee benefit packages from insurance companies.
2- Present the temporary PPP idea to replace guarantors and insurance for a period of time.
3- Switch from a secondary to a primary health care system.
What we need to do is create a map that covers the majority of the population and find a good governance and financing model to present to the parliament to legislate new laws and regulations.
100% Liban aims to build bridges between actors of the private sector in order to create a unified vision for a better Lebanon; thus, all of these topics will be addressed in an upcoming policy paper based on the previous series of roundtables and the upcoming ones.
Brics is a risk management, insurance and consulting company. Brics announced at a conference on Friday, November 11, 2022, a project of industrial safety and risk management, as well as the second generation of its industrial insurance portfolio and training on accident prevention.
The participants were:
- The General Director of the Lebanese Ministry of Industry, Mr. Danny Gideon,
- The General Director of the Ministry of Economy and Trade, Dr. Muhammad Abu Haider,
- MP Faisal Al-Sayegh,
- The General Coordinator of 100% Liban, Mrs. Pamela Ibrahim El Kosseifi,
- The Bulgarian Ambassador and the Commercial Supplements of the Bulgarian and Chinese Embassies,
- Heads of chambers of commerce in Lebanon and a group of journalists, and industrialists,
- The leaders of the Arabia Insurance Company.
The chairman of the board of BRICS, Mr. Ziad Chehab El-Din, emphasized the importance of risk management and work to ensure safety in the industrial sector, and the need to involve civil defense teams in this work.
The participation of 100% Liban aiming to support the private sector during the crisis period.
In the launching of "Wine Tourism Lebanon" by the Ministry of Tourism and under the patronage of the Minister Mr. Walid Nassar, an event was organized on November 17, 2022 at Middle East Airlines training center with the collaboration of :
- 100%Lebanon, represented by the director Mr. Sleiman Maaraoui,
- the Lebanese Wine Union, represented by the president Micheline Touma,
- the project of the Council of Europe lter Vitis, represented by Elisabetta Giudrinetti.
Mr. Nassar says that despite the current socio-economic context, the promotion of Lebanese wine is very important and it is known as the "wine of the Old World".
Mr. Nassar said “The project will include many events that will be declared at a later stage”.
Mr. Sleiman Maaraoui proposed to set up wine routes in order to develop wine tourism in the land of cedar, which leads to the rural development.
The participation of 100%Lebanon had as main objective to support the role of tourism in Lebanon which is one of the main pillars of the Lebanese economy.
100% Liban attended a panel organized by Ici beyrouth entitled: “Le gaz libanais: enjeux, opportunités et (surtout) dangers”. The session was moderated by Michel Touma, managing editor of Ici Beyrouth.
The participants were:
- Wissam Chbat, member of the board of directors of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration Authority (LPA),
- Laury Haytayan, MENA director of the Institute of Natural Resources Governance,
- Mike Azar, financial consultant in oil and gas business.
The session was divided into 4 sections:
1- Official prospective plan:
"Mr. Wissam Chbat recalled that the Lebanese maritime territory is divided into ten blocks, and of which only blocks 4 and 9 have so far been licensed.
2- An Israeli veto:
Wissam Chbat recalled that "the exploration and exploitation license of Block 9 was awarded (in 2018) to the consortium Total (40%)-ENI (40%)-Novatek (20%) before the latter recently withdrew from it, with a letter of intent from Qatar Energy to join the consortium. He emphasized on the competence of the Lebanese Petroleum Sector Administration Authority as a "regulatory" body of the oil sector that can realize at a minimum, even in the shadow of the current situation .
However, Laury Haytayan thought that : "The exploitation cannot yet be done, for the time being,any discovery of exploitable blocks".
3- Critical reading of the framework agreement between TotalEnergies and Israel:
The framework agreement between TotalEnergies and Israel, announced last week.
4- The challenges of extraction and exploitation:
Mike Azar says: "The development, extraction and export of gas are extremely difficult challenges".
Within the framework of gathering the forces of the private sector and in order to unify an economic plan for Lebanon, 100%Liban reviews all the opportunities in the country that could generate potential revenues.
100%Liban attended the "Beirut Economic Forum 2022, the Arab experience in economic reforms leading to an agreement with the IMF", on November 24 and 25, 2022.
The topics discussed in the sessions were the following:
1-A paper bringing together Arab banks on economic reform in Lebanon and presenting the obstacles and challenges that stand in the way of reform.
2-Sharing Arab experiences in the process of economic reforms:
-The Egyptian Experience.
-The Tunisian Experience.
-The Jordanian Experience.
-The current Lebanese experience.
3-The crisis of the recovery of bank deposits in Lebanon and the restructuring of the banking sector are the pillars of the reform plan.
4-The social and economic effects of economic reform policies.
The proposed recommendations were as follows:
-Restore confidence in the state and the banks.
-Unify exchange rates.
-Achieve financial equilibrium: liberalization of the exchange rate must be accompanied by a financial equilibrium.
-Implement a privatization plan to develop the management of public sector institutions.
100%Liban support a recovery plan that could restore confidence between the citizens and the state and boost the economy.
Under the title :"International Monetary Fund: policies and opportunities, how can they benefit Lebanon?",
100% Liban organized a conference given by Dr. Mounir Rached, Economist, President of the Lebanese Economic Association and Dr. Sami Geadah, former senior IMF .
The session was moderated by the General coordinator at
100% Liban ,Mrs. Pamela Ibrahim El Kosseifi.
Dr.Rached explained the most prominent solutions through a recovery proposal to exit the Lebanese crisis while the government is following a destructive path and has not been able to start genuine constructive and sequential reform.
However Lebanon has to achieve and apply the following before any agreement with the Monetary Fund :
*Protect all deposits
*Free and Unify the Exchange rate
*Financial assets and liabilities rescheduling
*Corporatize public enterprise
*Compensation of LBP denominated deposits
According to Dr. Geadah ,the Alternate Director at the IMF Executive Board representing several countries including Lebanon from 2009-2021 ,he formulated and presented positions on IMF policies and procedures, and his work included advice on discussions with the IMF.
If Lebanon successfully secures an IMF program, how likely is it to go off-track? What is the country’s Plan B without an IMF program?
As noted, no corrective action was pursued to the reform plans so far ,and the “wait and see” game is not prudent, will make the crisis worse.
100% Liban aim to unify the various initiatives of the private sector in response to the inadequacy of the authorities to make our ideas and voices heard and influence future reflections and choices for the recovery of our country.
100% Liban attended a conference at the International Arab Book Fair in its 64th version.
The conference entitled: "Economic recovery plan concerning the financial and monetary actual situation" was moderated by Mrs. Salwa Sanioura Baasiri, President of the Arab Cultural Club.
The speakers were:
- Dr. Mounir Rached, Economist and President of LEA.
- Dr. Nassib Ghobril, Director of Economic Research and Analysis Department at Byblos Bank.
Dr. Mounir Rached said that we have to guaranteed the deposits and restoring the confidence ,also liberalize the exchange rate, which will lead to the balance of financial markets and reactivate the role of the banks.
For his part ,Dr. Nassib Ghobril said that the causes of the crisis are summarized by the abuse of power and the mismanagement of the public sector that have affected confidence and reduce the flow of capital.
100% Liban support a recovery plan that can revive the economic activity and restore confidence between the state and the citizens.
100%Liban participated in a conference organized by the association "IRADA" about the development in the oil and gas sector in Lebanon.
The speakers were:
-Mr. Wissam Zahabi, former chairman of the board of directors of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration
-Ms. Diana Kaissy, Energy Governance Specialist and LOGI Advisory Board Member.
The oil and gas sector can be a potential pillar of the economic expansion, but it will not solve the current economic crisis in Lebanon.
The main idea was around the prospects of the Lebanese oil and gas sector which gives hope within the Lebanese society but the legal, administrative, and financial structures have been considerably delayed.
The importance is to manage with transparency and to separate the oil and gaz sector from politics.
Actually the parliament is studying the terms of the sovereignty Lebanese Fund Law.
Within the framework of gathering the forces of the private sector, 100% Liban review all the opportunities in the country that could save the economy.
Dr. Mounir Rached organized a meeting with the group of depositors “اموالنا لنا"at 100%Liban.
Dr. Rached clarified to the participants why we should all refuse to write off the deposits and also he explained well the importance of the banking sector.
Dr. Rached proposed a list of recommendations as follow:
-Restoring confidence in the state and in the banks.
-Unifing the exchange rates.
-Achieving a financial balance: the liberalization of the exchange rate must be accompanied by a financial balance.
-Implementing a privatization plan to develop the management of the public sector institutions.
100% Liban aim to increase public awareness and involvement by encouraging the Lebanese citizens to join our community and follow our committees.
100% Liban organized a roundtable discussion entitled: “Developing industrial sector towards better opportunities and safety protocols ”.
The session was moderated by Mrs. Pamela Ibrahim El-Kosseifi, the general coordinator of 100% Liban .
The speakers were:
-Mr. Dany Gedeon, General Director of the Ministry of Industry.
-Mr. Ziad Chehabedine, President of Brics International.
The slogan “Made in Lebanon” went viral and was affected by the internal and external crisis lately.
Mr. Gedeon explained that it is necessary to benefit from the existing raw materials in Lebanon and from the specialization and innovation in order to well compete .
Also, Mr. Gedeon presented a development plan based on 6 pillars :
-Rehabilitation of the industrial zones.
-Creation of the new industrial zones all along the Lebanese borders.
-Construction of a tunnel in the Bekaa.
-Establishment of a free zone at the ports.
-Producing energy through solar panels.
-Creating technological industrial zones.
Mr. Chehabedine stated that the industrial sector is facing several challenges and proposed different solutions:
-Risk management procedures.
-The security measures to follow.
-The protection offered by the insurance companies.
-Training and development sessions organized by Brics insurance in order to help industries to improve their security measures.
100% Liban support the Lebanese industry to develop the opportunities of our economy.
100%Liban attended a conference entitled: "Lebanon: Oil and Gas reserves,resources quantification" on December 22nd, 2022.
The topics discussed during the sessions were the following:
- How to manage our oil and gas resources.
- To adress the difficulties with investment and development.
- About the diaspora: the lever of the recovery and growth.
The chairman of the Lebanese Executive Council in Saudi Arabia, Rabih El-Amine , confirmed that Lebanon's major loss is the current reputation but the Lebanese expats are promoting well the ressources of the country .
Actually the Lebanese diaspora recommends a president who will implement a recovery plan that will boost the country's economy and will build the relations again.
100% Liban support the role of the Lebanese diaspora as one of the important ressources for the recovery of the country.
100% Liban organized a roundtable discussion entitled: "How to reactivate the real economy, and what are the requirements?
The session was moderated by Dr. Bassem El Bawab, board member at IRADA.
The speakers were:
- Mr. Ramzi El Hafez, general manager at ''InfoPro''.
- Dr. Mounir Rached, president of the Lebanese Economic Association.
Mr. Ramzi El Hafez proposed a plan for the economic recovery with the following key points:
- A new socio-economic plan that adjusts public and private sector salaries.
- Floating the Exchange rate:
When we float the exchange rate, the market will be regulated and this will lead to a stabilization of prices in a short term.
- Restructuring of the public debt:
Restructuring the public debt will give banks the way to review there depositors’ accounts.
- Amending the fiscal policy:
A fiscal policy that writes off all direct taxes expect those related to financial institutions and insurances.
- Working on the Energy sector:
Creating a national plan to explore the oil and gas.
Also, Dr. Mounir Rached proposed a list of recommendations to revive the economy and emphasized on the following points:
- Float the exchange rates.
- Restore confidence between citizens and the state when the state first admits and restructures its debts and works on specific reforms.
- Achieve a financial balance: the liberalization of the exchange rate must be accompanied by a financial balance that leads to a coherence between expenditures and resources and indeed determines the solvability and the liquidity.
100% Liban support a recovery plan in order to restore confidence between the state and the citizens and work against the bankruptcy of the country.Download for more information
On the 5th of January 2023, 100%Liban attended a conference organized by "Defending Culture."
The session was moderated by Mrs. Nour Bou Malhab, public relations Associate for UN Security council with the keynote speaker, Dr. Taghizadegan, a austrian economist.
Dr. Taghizadegan, is one of the last polymaths in the world and one of the very few experts capable of providing a multidisciplinary take on the topic with an acute familiarity with the history of Mount Lebanon from an economic, and socio- political standpoint.
In this conference, he spoke about the contribution of political and economic freedom in the prosperity of cultures and took the case of Lebanon to unpack the factors that made it prosper historically and the factors that are standing in the way of its recovery.
He then provided a list of suggestions for Lebanon based on his expertise from other suffering countries in order to kick-start the new economy.
100%Liban defend the culture that provides important social and economic benefits and is considered as a value creator, therefore shall attend all conferences that provide solutions to the recovery of Lebanon.