Regional and International Participations

WORLD Water forum

AFIAL as a governor in the World Water Council, participated in the meeting of the Arab Committee responsible for the preparation for the 6th World Water Forum, which was held in Marseille, France in 2012. The Arab Committee was assigned by the Council of Arab Water Ministers, in the Arab League. The Committee discussed the themes that may concern the Arab region and decided on the process to follow to assess and confirm an Arab Region within the Forum Organization.


AFIAL was invited to participate in the workshop on regional cooperation for sustainable water management. The workshop was held at Sanliurfa, Turkey. The participants recommended the establishment of a cooperation council. The workshop was hosted by the strategic Foresight Group and co-hosted by AK Party of Turkey and the General Directorate of State hydraulic Works (DSI). It was supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with Political Affairs Division IV (Human Security) of the Swiss Federal Department (SIDA). The participants included prominent decision makers, parliamentarians and opinion makers from Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Jordan.

celebration of world water day

AFIAL participated in the 2011 World Water Day.

Water for cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge.

Venue: 22 March 2011- UN House Main Conference Hall- Beirut, Lebanon

  1. A joint event organized by the Foundation of the Friends of Ibrahim Abd El Al, ESCWA, and BGR.
  2. Producing a TV spot ( 30 seconds), that will be diffused on the national channels and during the conference.
  3. Producing a documentary film ( 20 minutes), that will be diffused on the World Water Day on national channels, and during the conference.
  4. The Beirut event will be linked by Teleconference with the official event in Cape Town, and the Foundation will represent Lebanon on this day.

In addition to that, AFIAL partnered with “Le Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle” of the French Embassy in Lebanon to organize an inter-disciplinary project with French schools in Lebanon concerning the issues of water and how to preserve this valuable resource. The ceremony of the distribution of prizes took place at the French Embassy on the occasion of World Water Day on the 22nd of March.