The event was held as part of the 'Promoting Stability in Lebanon through Community Engagement and Dialogue' project which Aktis is implementing on behalf of the EU.
Among the attendees were representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces, Internal Security Forces, government officials, members of civil society and local communities, and representatives of the international donor community.
The event kicked-off with a training session delivered by Aktis to Lebanese Security Sector Agencies focused on discussing the potential of community engagement to improve safety and security. During the second part of the day, Mr Rein Nieland, representing the EU Delegation to Lebanon, highlighted the importance of working hand in hand with local communities and civil society to effectively promote stability. The Governors of Akkar and Baalbek – El Hermel also addressed the audience.
The EU-funded 'Promoting Stability in Lebanon through Community Engagement and Dialogue' project seeks to build the capacity of official security providers, fostering more effective and responsive service delivery, based on considerations derives through a dialogue that includes civil society in maintaining commitment to reforms.