INARA is a project funded by the European Union for the Integration of an Autonomous street lighting system in the rural area of Halba Akkar
Local Authority: Municipality of Halba, Akkar Governorate of Lebanon, Lebanon Co-applicant 1: Business Incubation Association in Tripoli (BIAT) Co-applicant 2: Spanish Association for the Internationalization of the Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications Companies (SECARTYS) The Project Global objective is to Empower Halba Municipality to use renewable energy and improve the Quality of life of Citizens. Implementing the INARA action will address the citizens? urban and energetic needs.
In this sense the project specific objectives will be to provided centralized (off- grid mode) source of street lighting and to improve local authorities? capacities to provide the electricity supply needed in deprived rural areas. The INARA project will be executed during thirty six months and Installation of up to 300 units of solar street lights is intended to provide citizens with solar street lights in addition to energy savings that shall be used for other community needs and Increasing working hours in the city. The Direct Beneficiaries of the action are the citizens of Halba (27000 citizens) in addition to 588000 residents in Akkar including 110000 Syrian refugees (UNHCR August 2014) using Halba, the Capital of Akkar Governorate as their main hub and as a center for their mobility, social, and economic activity.
Mohamad Shamseen

Project coordinator – Halba

Omar Rajab

Financial & Administrative Officer ? Halba

Rami EL Sayegh

Project Manager ? BIAT

Ahlam Chalabi

Project Administrator – BIAT

Jessica Kamps

Project Coordinator
Lighting Cluster CICAT – SECARTYS

Wardeh Jreij

Financial Manager – BIAT

Kawssar Dernaika

Communication Manager – BIAT

Kick-off Meeting

The kick-off meeting started with a welcome note from lead partner Halba Municipality Mr. Shamseen then with a presentation on each partner background and relevance of Action: Mr. Shamseen on behalf of Halba, Mr. Obeid on behalf of BIAT and Ms. Kamps on behalf of SECARTYS.