At HBSTC- Development Advisers we achieve our objectives as we scan, plan, educate, achieve and maintain the cornerstones of every successful solution or accomplishment. Such foundation comprises the social impact, the economic returns, the suitable implementation and the right moment, all in respect to the primary expectations of sustainable developments and projected outcomes.
HBSTC is a limited liability company with a number of executive senior partners (DBA, MBAs, MSc., Professional leaders, Social and Mega Projects expertise), administrative, technical and professional full time staff, in addition to a panel of local and regional senior experts.
Vision: Creating value taking into consideration the right of individuals to have equitable opportunities in a bearable and viable environment.
Mission: We provide support to communities, businesses, organizations and individuals in the Middle East through advisory and technical assistance services in the soft and infrastructure sustainable development fields.
Employees (size): 30 employees and technical experts
Regions: HBSTC has operational access to different regions in the Middle East. Its team has been exposed to different jobs and missions in the following countries: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar and KSA.
Clients: HBSTC targets corporations, investors, developers, embassies, SMEs, NGOs, municipalities, chambers of commerce and individuals. HBSTC has worked with hundreds of leaders and executives in the region creating a higher capacity of their human, physical, none tangible, and financial resources.
Donors: HBSTC addresses the sustainable development subjects of the international community organizations active in the middle east such as World Bank, EU, GIZ, US aid, DIFID, UK aid and UN agencies in addition to other international suppliers and nongovernmental organizations. HBSTC also provides its services to the Lebanese authorities and relevant public or semi public entities providing social, infrastructure and development projects in Lebanon.
Areas of expertise: Strategic advisory, Advocacy, Research, Solutions, Program Concept and Implementation, Local Economic Development, Technical and Functional Space Planning, Training and Certifications, Business Incubators, SMEs and Entrepreneurship.
Business Incubation Association in Tripoli (BIAT), a not-for-profit organization, was established with the assistance and back up of the Integrated SME support program, an EU funded project at the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Lebanon. BIAT is managed by a motivated, professional, experienced, and caring team ready to assist clients with their financial, technical, marketing, legal, accounting, exporting and training issues along with relevant authorities’ connection.
BIAT is recognized as a good practice example by the EUROMED data bank for the quality of its services under guiding principle eight, SME support institutions.
In addition to its original mission as a business Incubator and a business developement center BIAT has implemented more than forty sustainable development projects in North Lebanon.
Municipality of Tripoli: Tripoli (Arabic: طرابلس / ALA-LC: Ṭarābulus;[a] Lebanese Arabic: Ṭrāblos; Turkish: Trablusşam) is the largest city in northern Lebanon and the second-largest city in the country. Situated 85 kilometers (53 miles) north of the capital Beirut, it is the capital of the North Governorate and the Tripoli District. Tripoli overlooks the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and it is the northernmost seaport in Lebanon. The numbe rof residents in greater Tripoli is estimated at 800,000 residents.
The Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon: is a public utility institution, a member in the Lebanese Federation of Chambers of Commerce, was established based on the Decree No. 36/67 deals with all Economic Affairs and sponsors the interests of companies and businessmen whether in trade, industry, or agriculture . It plays a leading role in the Lebanese national economy through lobbying the highest interests of the private sector. It has about 20,000 affiliates who renew membership at a rate of 7,000 annually.
The principal object of the Institute of Certified Carbon Analysts and Auditors (ICCAA) is to advance, promote, measure, regulate and provide assurance certification of carbon credits for the effective implementation of carbon management systems (that may include emissions trading systems). It is aimed at encouraging participation in carbon markets by its members to improve environmental sustainability and provide solutions to reducing the greenhouse effect and resultant climate change. The certification programs of the ICCAA are designed to train and educate ‘Certified Carbon Analysts and Auditors’ with the professional designation CCAA to provide analysis and assurance in carbon markets. www.carbonanalyst.org
The Institute of Certified Management Accountant was incorporated in 1996 under the patronage of Mr. William Dix (former Chairman of Ford and Qantas) and Professor John Miller (former Director of Consumer Affairs, Chairman of Pannell, Kerr, Foster and holder of numerous senior academic positions). Its objectives are to provide a professional organization for management accountants, and to encourage, disseminate and promote the specialization in organizations in Australia. Similar specialist bodies have been operating in most English-speaking developed countries, e.g. USA, UK and Canada, but not until that time in Australia. The philosophy of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) is predicated on the idea that an active commitment toward excellence is fundamental to the process of education. ICMA utilizes its capacity to create programs that meet the needs of a dynamic society without limiting the educational delivery system. It feels a need for innovative programs that reduce barriers while maintaining standards of quality. www.cmawebline.org
The Wharton Institute of Technology and Science (WITS) was founded to provide mature men and women an opportunity to undertake further studies in their chosen profession. The professional programs offered by WITS provide an opportunity for occupational experience, specialized training and independent reading to be assessed and recognized for credit purposes in meeting typical coursework qualification requirements. www.witsgbs.com
HBSTC has an in-depth highly expertise team that relies on its knowledge, experience and profession to provide strategic advisory services, advocacy, program management development, and projects’ implementation. We have also familiarity and capability in local Talent Acquisition, Professional Training and Certification.
Our management and consulting services focus on clients' most critical issues and opportunities therefore we provide our clients with a wide range of integrated services. We act as Advisor or Consultant to the owner during the development and design stages providing pre-construction services and then offer construction and contracting solutions during the construction stage. The Said Services include but are not limited to:
- Research and Analysis
- Sustainable Development (social and infrastucture)
- Community Empowerment
- Entrepreneurship Promotion
- Implementation and Execution
We do work on accelerating the development of local resources, communities, and individuals in the Middle East through the management of knowledge and the implementation of best practices benchmarked from the international community with special attention to the local environment responsiveness.
HBSTC integrates science, art, and action to address complex social problems. We provide research that helps promoting economic growth and social equity. We look at research and knowledge as the source of value creation for the communities we work with, the basis for any social decision and the first requirement for community good governance. We offer communities the tools of research so they can seek solutions to problems that affect them. We empower communities to understand and nurture their cultural heritage. HBSTC conducts research in collaboration with community partners to promote economic growth and social equity in a diverse, multiethnic, and multicultural community. In addition to traditional research tools, our services under this area are not limited to: gap analysis, program review and assessment, Sustainable Return on Investment - a triple bottom line analysis, and benefit-cost analysis, strategy and program development and implementation: performance indicators, sustainability scorecards, and management systems.
Sustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is:
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It contains within it two key concepts:
· The concept of needs, in particular the essential needs of the world's poor, to which overriding priority should be given; and
· The idea of limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on the environment's ability to meet present and future needs."
Our services under sustainable development range from policy to impact as described in the suggested model.
HBSTC is promoting for Business and Social Entrepreneurship as a source of job creation (self-employment) and of youth empowerment and leadership.
Under the above philosophy HBSTC is planning its activities to cover formulating strategies, developing and implementing projects and programs in the following areas:
· Entrepreneurship training and education from early ages till the most complex and senior areas of expertise.
· Cluster development: providing tools and strategies to develop the capabilities of business clusters including traditional and rising sectors.
· Vocational training in specific areas of expertise.
· SME advice on SME government policy and SME and sectorial support strategies.
· Support on the creation of financial model and tools for NGOs and local governments including ethical finance and small grants procedures.
· Sustainable Business and social incubation models for necessity entrepreneurs.
· Creation of access to market solutions for cooperatives, clusters, and groups including geographical indication branding.
· Innovation, technology, and opportunity entrepreneurship incubation models and business plan competitions.
· Institutional reengineering or creation for NGOs, CBOs, CSOs, and Business Associations.
· Networking with local, national, and international stakeholders involved in the development of the region.
· Sustainable and green approaches for projects and SMEs.
HBSTC supports ‘Community-led local development’ designed for empowering weaker segments of the community. Local Action Groups are responsible for the development and implementation of local development strategies. HBS wants to activate the engagement of local people and communities in ensuring that what is done improves the quality of people’s lives, in particular, those groups of people experiencing poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Local authorities and social groups in addition to the central government therefore need to work together on problems that the community is facing. This means that change must be guided by the needs of local communities and that local communities are empowered to have the independence and the capacity to develop and implement initiatives. It is essential that Local Action Groups are able to carry out their role without being overly influenced or controlled by particular political or official interests. This must include a public-private dialogue leading to public-private partnerships creating value and providing solutions. The role of HBS is facilitating and supporting those at greatest risk of poverty and social exclusion. Mechanisms must be found which ensure that these groups have direct tools for developing such dialogue and implementing such partnerships.
HBSTC has expertise in infrastructure and construction programs or projects, and has a sister company classified as a general contractor by the Lebanese authorities. The General Company for Contacting (SARL) leading team has succeeded many iconic construction and infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Lebanon. Such a combination assures HBSTC understanding the needs, mastering the tools and techniques, and committing to deliver the execution and construction stages up to the expectations. HBSTC is a suitable professional one stop shop to deliver development services from advisory to delivery.
"HBSTC does not encourage that studies and plans be kept as an end in itself, and in order to accomplish the planned development objectives and goals, we strongly believe that the right implementation is the most important element to conclude efforts and achieve objectives.
HBSTC takes the plans to the next level whether it is a set of actions to deliver and implement a soft plan, or an infrastructure project (construction or services) that shall be delivered all in conformance to:
• planned budget
• and up to expectations
Development and Construction Programs/ Project Management & Business Interface in the MENA region… Sustainable development, Infrastructure, Construction, Social, Healthcare, Recreational, Energy, Sustainability, Education, Training, Employment…
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We are recognized for our carefulness, commitment and high quality of work. We wish to attract and maintain persons whose knowledge and creative skills are among the best. We offer to our staff the best options for development, both career and personal, within a culture that is liberal and creative.
HBSTC sets its values high, both for our in house staff and for our external experts. Our goal is to solve challenging policy, management and market problems. Our commitment is to knowledge, quality and tailoring, both in our approach and in the solutions that we develop for our clients. In this way, we bridge theory and practice. We seek to offer our clients new perspectives and points of view and realize sustainable improvements. This is what motivates us. Simultaneously, we attach great importance to our independence of judgement and our capacity to set our own agenda.
If you feel that you are at your best when you perform in an environment in which:
• you have the opportunity to use and expand your knowledge;
• you want to work on a wide variety of projects;
• you work well independently and as part of a team;
• you consider customer-orientation and quality essential; and
• freedom, responsibility and variety are key words