From Tripoli to Lebanon: A New Development Model
ROSE is a comprehensive research-based development initiative that seeks to restore Tripoli, Lebanon as a multicultural urban center for knowledge, commerce and trade. Initiatives, programs and projects are based on the findings of the Socio-Economic Participatory Study of the Old City of Tripoli (OCT) published in May of 2017.
The study seeks to set out a new development model for Lebanon that will guide the national government and international donors to maximize the effectiveness of their interventions in improving socio-economic development.Through a series of surveys, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with local stakeholders, the study outlines over twenty specific initiatives to be implemented in the areas of health, education & training, economic development, and social urban-development.
Active ROSE Projects:
Addressing the lack of qualified skilled workers in the labor market, Safadi Foundation’s Accelerated Vocational Training Center will transform the potential of youth in the region by strengthening their participation in the local economy. By enhancing the job skills of youth and preparing them to enter the labor market, Tripoli will have the seeds planted to once again restore it’s historical role as an economic hub in the region.
Housing Rehabilitation for Poor Families ROSE will safeguard the cultural heritage of the Old City of Tripoli and improve health and safety standards for 1500 residential units. Many of these homes are under threat of total collapse and destruction. ROSE will save these historical archeological structures dating back to the Mamluk era. The Foundation is also working to ensure that the improvements are sustainable by training and employing 750 youth in the area to do the work themselves, giving them the ability to maintain the repairs over time and gain professional experience.