National Initiative for the Centennial of Great Lebanon
In 2010, Hariri Foundation launched the National Initiative for the Centennial of Great Lebanon, entitled “Lebanon 2020 – A State of Knowledge” in the aim to promote Lebanon’s role as a mission for knowledge and sciences. The national initiative, in collaboration with UN-ESCWA and Lebanese Universities celebrated the centennial of Great Lebanon, established in 1920, from a developmental lens.
The national initiative emphasizes on the importance of state-building through the activation and development of state institutions and through building trust among citizens on one hand and between the citizens and the state on the other.
Since 2015, several initiatives have been implemented on an annual basis, on occasions such as the anniversary for the establishment of the state (1 September) as well as the Lebanese Flag Day and the Lebanese Independence Day (21, 22 November).
National underlying projects have been held under the patronage of presidents of Lebanon, Lebanese prime ministers, and the speaker of the Lebanese Parliament. The initiative has conducted several studies on the advancement of the development in Lebanon and its strategic planning, while also carrying out developmental programs addressing national themes and topics.
In 2016, The National Initiative for the Centennial of Great Lebanon was officially registered as an association entitled “National Initiative for the Centennial of Great Lebanon – Lobnaniyat 2020” (Arabic connotation for Lebanese Women of 2020).