Lebanese expert expatriate trains ministries on food safety

May 21, 2012

In collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and  Trade, the UNDP “Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate  Nationals” project (TOKTEN) is organizing the opening session of the food safety training on Monday 21st of June at 10am, in Mathaf at the Institute of Finance (1st Floor). Professor Fadi Aramouni, the Lebanese food safety expert from Kansas University, will conduct the trainings which aim at building the capacities of the ministries on food safety inspection. From the 21st until 24th of May, Mr. Aramouni will train 140 inspectors from the Ministry of Economy and Trade in the ministry. This training will be followed by field inspection training. In coordination with the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (OMSAR), Mr. Aramouni will also train other inspectors from the Ministries of Industry, Health, Agriculture and Tourism, in addition to the Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute from the 29th until 31st of May. Mr. Seifeldin Abbaro, UNDP Country Director, Mr. Fouad Fleifel, Ministry of Economy and Trade General Director, and Mrs. Lamia Moubayed, Institute of Finance Director will attend the opening session of the training. The TOKTEN project aims at reinforcing Government efforts to strengthen technical capacities in key sectors and institutions, and to establish a mechanism whereby the country can tap into the skills base of its expatriate nationals at the same time that expatriate nationals are afforded the opportunity to contribute at a relatively modest cost.

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