Tag Archives: MAVA Foundation

A conversation with André Hoffmann

In this 60-minute conversation with MAVA’s President, André Hoffmann, we learn more about what drives his commitment to protecting our natural world and how this links to his passion for using business as a force for good. Other topics include the link with the Covid-19 crisis, the importance of investing in leadership development and his views on MAVA’s planned sunset …

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Eating an Organic Mediterranean Diet Helps Fight Disease

For years nutritionists have extolled the virtues of a Mediterranean diet, now environmental NGOs like WWF are calling for us to improve our health and the environment by following the Med. #MedFoodHeroes shows us the true meaning of “good food” The #MedFoodHeroes campaign from 15-27 June coordinated by @RootedEveryday celebrates the rich cuisine the Mediterranean has to offer and the …

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Boost small sustainable businesses, save the planet and improve your health through what you eat

The biodiversity of our ecosystems, like climate change, is in crisis. The survival of our world is dependent on urgent action from individuals, businesses and governments. Conservationists are asking people everywhere to do their bit to protect the environment by choosing good quality food from local sustainable food producers. Since the outbreak of Covid 19 we know people can dramatically …

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Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain Landscape by restoring and strengthening the socio-cultural fabric which sustains its biodiversity and cultural values

Discussion between Jamal Hamzeh, project coordinator and Mediterranean Partners in the Monitoring and Community Exchange (MCE) & Midterm Evaluation(MTE) Meeting in Morocco The project entitled “Building the ecologic and socio-economic resilience of the Shouf Mountain Landscape by restoring and strengthening the socio-cultural fabric which sustains its biodiversity and cultural values” (2017-2022), is one of only four pilot projects that comprise …

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International Day of Biodiversity: HIMA Revival to Stop Nature Bankruptcy and Promote Sustainable Livelihood, Human Wellbeing and Human Rights

Hima, literally meaning “a protected place” in Arabic, is a traditional system of resource tenure that has originated in the Arabian Peninsula 1500 years ago and spread all over the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region. In response to the harsh environmental conditions and resource scarcity characterizing that region, tribes announced resource-rich areas as Hima, customarily held and managed. …

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We are Rooted Everyday: Many Paths, One Mediterranean

Being part of #RootedEveryday is saying ‘YES’ to caring for the earth and being fair to the people whose direct livelihoods depend on it. Find out more about our mission to reverse the loss of biodiversity that occurs when Mediterranean cultural practices that have existed for generations stop. Bring back balance Feeling a connection to nature and our roots is as important …

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Mava Leaders for Nature Academy First Face-to-Face Meeting

MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy is a leadership development programme for professionals from partner organizations of the MAVA Foundation. It brings together two generations of leaders – senior and young professionals. The Academy aims to develop leaders who can bring about positive change both within and across partner organizations to increase their sustainability and impact. The Academy will run each …

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Horwath HTL Visit to SPNL 


Horwath HTL, the global leader in hotel, tourism, and leisure consulting, has been assigned by MAVA Foundation under MAVA’s organizational development program. Horwath was consulted to assist and give strategic advice to SPNL for full NGO review, financial and sustainability strategy. Horwath team Mrs. Christina Choueifaty and Mr. Mehdi Belabbes have visited SPNL from May.21 to May.24 2018 to evaluate …

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MEDFORVAL Annual Meeting 2017 hosted by Shouf Biosphere Reserve

The 31 participants present at the annual meeting of the MEDFORVAL Network, held from 23 to 26 October in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve in Lebanon (SBR), representing the 19 sites of the Network, partners and the MAVA Foundation, exchanged best practices and began to outline the future of the MEDFORVAL Network in the framework of the end of the project …

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Celebrate the “World Migratory Bird Day” in Hima Kherbet Kanafar

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon, in collaboration with the municipality of Kherbet Kanafar, invites you to celebrate the “World Migratory Bird Day” under the patronage of Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, special advisor of the President, in the West Bekaa Country Club. This awareness-raising event would highlight the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their …

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