The Lebanese Development Network (LDN) and Animed, Tunisia joined forces by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aiming at promoting cultural heritage initiatives.

The MoU intends to expand the partnership between both parties for the development of mutual projects in Tunisia, Lebanon and the MENA region.

The agreement was respectively signed by the President of LDN Amin Nehme and the CEO of Animed Bouthaina Gharbi. It provides a contemporary framework to undertake sustainable activities on the research, management and capacity building levels.

It aims as well at promoting the cultural heritage in the region as a destination of distinction, raising awareness and visibility of historical sites for local populations and tourists, expanding the concept of cultural tourism as a main source of economic revival for local communities, developing the production of artefacts as a major tool for sustainable development and enhancing job opportunities to improve quality of life.

In addition, it enhances collaborative programs through supporting skill-sharing, professional development and hands-on opportunities in a wide range of regional endeavors.

The Lebanese Development Network (LDN) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to assist individuals, groups and organizations develop their capacities by raising awareness and enhancing technical skills so they can improve their potentials, advance their progress and ensure their growth. LDN works in the education, culture, economy, social and health fields through the various strategic levels of Capacity Building, Social Marketing and Networking Practices, and provides Training, Consultancy and Program Development services. It endeavors to promote new paradigms for SMEs, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in collaboration with both the public and private sectors, and works as well on promoting the culture of democracy, human rights, dialogue and citizenship.

Animed is a Tunisian enterprise specialized in the protection, conservation and promotion of cultural heritage in the MENA region. It seeks to advance cultural education and tourism, enhance capacity building programs for youth to improve employability, and support entrepreneurial initiatives to ensure sustainable development. By adopting the principles of Iter Vitis – the cultural routes of the Council of Europe – Animed regards cultural heritage as an added value to the progress of communities and an asset in the service of their growth.