First Caritas Internationalis Assessor’s Forum in Beirut

Caritas Internationalis held their very first CI Management Standards Assessor’s Forum in Beirut. 20 English and French speaking assessors from five regions (MONA, Europa, Africa, Asia and North America) attended this forum with the sole objective of exchanging experiences, procedures, tools, and suggestions to improve the assessment process. The aim is to enhance the understanding and knowledge of safeguarding and risk analysis which are the essential components of the assessment process.

After the Forum, the participants present with the Caritas Internationalis team members Ms. Annamaria Vrzackova and Monica Major accompanied by the Regional Coordinator of Caritas MONA Mr. Karam Abi Yazbeck, visited Caritas Lebanon where they met with President Father Michel Abboud as well as the board of directors to discuss the organization’s objectives and achievements.  Upon their visit, they were impressed with all the work that Caritas Lebanon has been doing and its impact on the community despite the difficult times that the country is currently facing.

Prior to the Forum, the Head of Advocacy and Communications at Caritas Internationalis Mrs. Amparo Alonso visited Father Abboud in the presence of Executive Director Gilbert Zouein, and took a tour of Caritas Lebanon’s offices while discussing the latest developments in Lebanon.