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UNESCO Post conflict reconstruction efforts in Lebanon

In an attempt to ease the suffering of Lebanese people affected during the recent hostilities in Lebanon, UNESCO and its partners have launched an Information Communication Technology (ICT) initiative through the establishment of 8 ICT community centers throughout Lebanon with a stress on the south. This initiative comes as part of UNESCO’s Communication and Information post conflict reconstruction plan for Lebanon. 

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Launching of the ICT centers initiative in Lebanon
These centers will provide cutting edge ICT training to youth, women and teachers throughout Lebanon, particularly those areas hardest hit. These areas include the provinces of Nabatieh, Marjyoun, Baalbeck, Qana, Bint Jbeil, Hasbaya, Bourj Brajneh and Batroun.

The project aims to mobilize ICT skills as a means for Lebanese to recover from their country’s recent devastation. The focus is on those most in need—women and children—in addition those most able to have a broad and sustainable impact—school teachers. The centers will provide training for over 5000 Lebanese in the first few months and will be done in cooperation with PCA, UNESCWA, IJMA3, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, Amcham, Lebanese Ministries of Telecom and Trade, CA, CISCO, IDAL, WIT and Intel.

The first center has been launched in Nabatieh on 22nd of September 2006, at Kamel Jaber Center and the rest of the centers are to follow in the coming weeks.

Link to UNESCO's Communication Information Website

For more informatio please contact Mr. George Awad Communication Information Officer at UNESCO Beirut.

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