Projects & sustainable development
Sustainable development projects have always been our objective. CIFA has initiated training programs for the unemployed, which has opened the door for new opportunities.
CIFA has initiated micro-credit options to enable individuals to set up their own enterprises, thus creating long-lasting partnerships and a loyal work environment. These enterprises can commence with a micro- credit for a jeep to use as a transport for tourists.
CIFA has also funded micro-credits to homeowners and given them the opportunity to open their homes as bed and breakfasts for incoming tourists thus providing them with a sustainable and lasting income for generations to come.
CIFA collaborates with Cyclamen and TLB Destinations on establishing programs and events to promote Lebanese heritage.
Consultancy & Implementation Projects
Assessment to implement responsible tourism - Ministry of Tourism
Capacity study for hospitality training Dhiafee program - ANERA (USAID)
Assessment for Mishwar with INMA Development (NGO)
Assessment for LMT (Lebanon Mountain Trail) – ECODIT
Responsible Tourism Development
Foundation of training programs: Tour guides - Archeology – Responsible Tourism – Heritage –Geology
Foundation of Tourism and Field Techniques course St Joseph University
Foundation of Heritage and Culture course St Joseph University
Solidarity for Lebanon trip for international journalists with Ministry of Tourism
Partnership with the 7me Jour solidarity program at St Joseph University
World Wetland Day
International Woman's Day
World Responsible Tourism Day
Founder of 1st Extra Virgin Olive Oil Celebration in North Lebanon
International Mountain Day in Lebanon –11 December (in collaboration with Cyclamen)
National Snowshoeing Day 1st Sunday of February
National Trekking Day 1st Sunday of April
National Juniper Tree Day 1st Sunday of May
Clean Up the Med events 23-24-25 May
National Wild Orchids Day May
Mt Hermon Awareness Trek August 6