In an effort to enhance sustainable development projects in the Euro-Mediterranean region, the Lebanese Development Network (LDN) enters into a partnership with the Development and Information Center (CIES), Italy.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was respectively signed by the President of CIES Elisabetta Bianca Melandri, and the President of LDN Amin Nehme. It strengthens the existing relationship between both parties and formalizes the mutual interaction at the strategic and practical levels.

This MoU intensifies future cooperation between the two organizations in achieving common goals through the application of educational, social, cultural, economic and environmental projects.

The Development and Information Center (CIES) promotes active participation in civil society within the broader perspective of global citizenship. CIES major goal is to foster sustainable development processes, based on peace, protection of human rights, democracy, and a dialogue between different cultures and religions. It fights any form of racism, discrimination, xenophobia, and social exclusion.

The Lebanese Development Network (LDN) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to assist individuals, groups and organizations develop their capacities by raising awareness and enhancing technical skills so they can improve their potentials, advance their progress and ensure their growth. LDN works in the education, culture, economy, social and health fields through the various strategic levels of Capacity Building, Social Marketing and Networking Practices, and provides Training, Consultancy and Program Development services. It endeavors to promote new paradigms for SMEs, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with both the public and private sectors, and works as well on promoting the culture of democracy, human rights, dialogue and citizenship.