NOWARA Award is one of the ways to highlight women capabilities in rural areas and to encourage development and innovation, through assessing her business and supporting it in order to form a typical case that can be diffused to the whole rural community. This year’s award was presented to the cooperatives : the Cooperative for Agricultural food processing in Kfarzebian – A l Atayeb, which won in the sectors of food-processing, and Zadat Al-Khayrat cooperative for rural food catering. The awards were presented on 2nd April 2014 during HORECA exhibition, with the presence of NOWARA founder member, Mrs. Wafa’a Dikah Hamze, and representatives of the project’s partners.
NOWARA Award is in the framework of the project “Socio-economic development of the rural population of southern Lebanon”, implemented by NOWARA and the Italian NGO CTM Onlus, in partnership with the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture, and co-funded by the Italian Development Cooperation. NOWARA Award 2013 was supported by the project CELEP for the empowerment of local communities, implemented by UNIDO and ICU, funded by the Italian Development Cooperation.