Born in Colombia, in a family of Lebanese origin. Architect and Urban Planner with a large experience on Rural Development. What led me to this work is my Lebanese origin. The need to find solutions to the dramatic problem of rural migration in the land of my ancestors is a continuous research in my professional path. Our villages are being transformed in empty lands due to a lack of long-term vision and real development priorities.
Today I share my objectives with young generations giving the Urban Planning course in the Lebanese American University (LAU).
This is a very important initiative for a long-term development. In order to improve guiding skills, I image that training in languages is very important: english, spanish... etc... It's not clear if they receive also this type of training. Who promotes the hiking activities? Are you in link with local authorities? With travel agencies, tour-operators?