Lebanon

National Focal Point

National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Contact Person
Mr Ghaleb Faour
Tel: +961-4-409845
Email: gfaour [at] cnrs.edu.lb
Web: http://www.cnrs.edu.lb

About CNRS
The objectives of CNRS are:

• To draw the general outline of a national science and research policy;
• To advise the government on any issue concerning science and national science policy;
• To carry out surveys and inventories of on-going research;
• To formulate work programs in cooperation with the concerned ministries and the private sector;
• To initiate and encourage scientific research in the theoretical and applied aspects of basic, social and behavioral sciences.

 

Disaster

Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedly, worst storm of the region in over sixty years, has resulted in flooding in the Gaza Strip that has forced the evacuation of over 5000 people.

Many homes in Gaza were ill-equipped to cope with the almost unprecedented weather, which brought floodwaters to two metres high in some areas. The northern part of the Gaza Strip has been declared a disaster area, where thousands of evacuees' have been moved to schools and... read more

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