As part of the Francophonie Month, the French Institute in Lebanon and the Francophone Digital Campus (CNF) of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie (AUF) in Tripoli organize a series of conferences to allow young Lebanese to take advantage of the experience of four French-speaking Tripolites. Bassem Bakhache, Fadi Mikati, Ahmad Chahine and Alexandre Khouri have indeed excelled in social entrepreneurship, cultural industry, employability and the voluntary sector in Lebanon. “With Ziad Naja, head of the CNF of the AUF in Tripoli, we wanted to appeal to dynamic, stimulating, committed and brilliant speakers from Tripoli to instill in young Lebanese the desire to put themselves at the service of society. These personalities are all French-speaking, which allows new generations to remember that French is a living language and particularly useful for progressing in the professional world ”, explains Emmanuel Khoury, Deputy Director of the French Institute of Lebanon in Tripoli.
The director of Tripoli IF hopes that these Tripoli figures will inspire young people, and especially students, to engage, with greater confidence, in initiatives aimed at creating positive cultural, social and economic change in northern Lebanon. “Our goal is to allow young people to realize that, contrary to popular belief and despite the current economic crisis, the Tripolitans are capable, through hard work and determination, to achieve great things. We want to promote these human resources who, thanks to their talents and their initiatives, allow the territory to develop ”, he specifies.
Four appointments, four conferences
Today, March 17, at 4 pm in Rabita Thakafia, Alexandre Khouri, Franco-Lebanese entrepreneur, journalist and artist, will inform the public about social entrepreneurship by presenting the work of the Levantine Institute, which he founded in 2017, and which works to support disadvantaged children in their schooling and develop the cultural and artistic scene in Tripolitania through its Rumman cultural center. On March 18 he will focus at pm at the Chamber of Commerce, on the challenges and difficulties of employability in the
Northern Lebanon in times of crisis and the means to overcome them. On March 22 at 4 pm, at the order of engineers, Bassem Bakhache, doctor of engineering, professor at UL and member of the Tripoli city council, will speak about the main actors of the Tripoli cultural scene, highlighting opportunities and prospects for Emerging. Also open to the public, the conference that Fadi Mikati will hold on March 24 at noon at the USJ North Lebanon campus will focus on entrepreneurship in Tripoli. The organizer of the Tripoli Start up Forum and co-founder of the Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club (TEC) will share his experience in the field of business and entrepreneurship and give advice to beginners to start a successful professional career. “At the end of these exchanges, we hope that high school and university students will also realize that while speaking English is important, fluency in French is an asset in the professional world in Lebanon and in French-speaking countries. It is a language of youth, creativity and opportunities that we will continue to promote through these initiatives ”, underlines Emmanuel Khoury.
As part of the Francophonie Month, the French Institute in Lebanon and the Francophone Digital Campus (CNF) of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie (AUF) in Tripoli organize a series of conferences to allow young Lebanese to take advantage of the experience of four French-speaking Tripolites. Bassem Bakhache, Fadi Mikati, Ahmad Chahine and Alexandre Khouri …