As part of its commitment to the establishment of know-how transfer sessions to the Mediterranean Partner Countries, the International Office for Water (OIEau, France) conducted four training courses for the Lebanese partnersat the Municipal Cultural Center of Byblos (Lebanon), between 2014 and 2015.


The attendance mainly concerned Representatives of the Municipalities of Byblos and Blat, followed by representatives of the Ministry of Environment in Lebanon, companies and NGOs in charge of waste collection in both municipalities. The first two courses entitled "Managing and optimizing the waste collection" and "Improving the waste collection: role of communication and its strategy" were held between 22 and 25 April, 2014. They were subsequently complemented by two more courses held between 12 and 15 January, 2015, on the development of waste collection regulations and the profession of sorting ambassador. Their aim was to support local actors in achieving their management plan, the implementation of a waste collection regulation and the development of an appropriate communication system.