Wafa Charafeddine
Associated organisations: 
Governmental Body
Urban Designer
Urban Planner
Field(s) of expertise: 
Areas of Impact: 
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Personal information

Wafa Charafeddine
Director of the Funding Division

Contact information (Private)

Contact information (Work)

Council for Development and Reconstruction
+961 1 981380
+961 3 205663

Work history

Previous Professions: 
  • 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).

Major Achievements

Publications (Books, Articles, Reports, etc.): 
  • 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.]


  • 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.

Competences & Skills

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