Wafa Charafeddine

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Personal information

Title: 
Director of the Funding Division

Contact information (private)

Personal email address: 
wafacharafedin@hotmail.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Council for Development and Reconstruction
Department: 
Funding Division
Postbox: 
116/5351
Address: 
Tallet al- Serail
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 981380
Mobile phone: 
961 3 205663
Work email address: 
wafac@cdr.gov.lb

Education

Doctorate degree, Physical Planning, 1984 - 1987, Paris-4-Sorbonne, France.
Diploma in Higher Studies (DESS), Urban Planning, 1983 - 1985, Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris, France.
Master's degree (DEA), Architecture, 1978 - 1983, Institute of Fine Arts, Lebanese University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Urban Planning &Urban Design
Architecture & Cultural Heritage
Financing of Infrastructures
Environment
Social Sciences (Population & Development Issues)
Languages: 
Arabic
French
English

Work history

Director, 2004 - present, Funding Division, Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR).

Advisor to CDR President, 2003 - 2004, Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR).

Head of Physical Planning Unit (Planning & Programming Division), 1998 - 2003,
Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR).

Senior Specialist Water Sector (Planning & Programming Division), 1992 - 1998, Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR).

Senior Specialist Urban Planning (Planning & Programming Division), 1985 - 1992,
Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR).

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the Syndicate of Architects & Engineers of Beirut, 1985 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 

Charafeddine, W. (1991). L’habitat illégal de la banlieue-Sud de Beyrouth [Illegal settlments in the souther suburb of Beirut]. In Reconstruire Beyrouth - Le paris sur le possible [Rebuilding Beirut - Betting on what is possible], (pp. 227-238). France: Maison de L’Orient.

Exhibitions, Lectures, & Performances: 

L’illégalité en temps de guerre [Illegality in times of war], presentation during the 7th seminar EASRG-CERES, Tunisia, 1985.

Le Schéma Directeur de la R.M.B.:Identifications des blocages [Master Plan of the R.M.B: Blockages identified], presentation during the seminar Gestion Urbaine dans les P.V.D. [Urban management in the P.V.D.]

Awards and Distinctions

Chevalier de L’Ordre au Merite de la Republique Italienne (OMRI), for contributing to the work relation improvement between the Lebanese and Italian governments, 2006 & 2009.