Regional Meeting with Middle East Local Networks

BEIRUT, LEBANON, October 17th – Ahead of the 7th Workshop on Voluntary National Reviews in the Arab Region held at the ESCWA Headquarters in Beirut, the UN Global Compact Network Lebanon hosted Local Networks from Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar for a regional meeting to share, strategize, and collaborate on roadmaps for the region.

The day kicked off with learning and sharing exercises during which Local Networks contributed success stories and best practices, discussed potential collaborations, and identified challenges and gaps to better plan for the coming year.

Following the morning sessions, there were a series of workshops facilitated by the Global Compact Office in New York addressing growth strategies, digital transformation and finance, the Global Compact’s value proposition, and partnerships with government.

The meeting marked a significant step forward in strengthening ties between Local Networks in the region, as well as in creating opportunities to work together to amplify impact and drive ambitious business action on sustainability and the SDGs.

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