The groups met with Dr. Rami Lakkis the founder of LOST and exchanged information on the local scene; what is going on in Baalbek-Hermel Region in relation the Syrian Crisis. They glossed over the local economic development of the region, how to improve municipal services and local governance.
The LDO takes on the responsibility of linking municipalities with international donors. In order to make services available for the resident's municipalities need to be aware of their needs. The LDO will give municipalities the tools needed to assess the needs of their respective communities and create a bond between citizen and local authority.