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The Aqqaba Secondary Girls’ School, Tubas Governorate – the FIRST Palestinian “green school” – was inaugurated in a special ceremony hosted by the mayor of Aqqaba, Mr. Jamal Abu Ara. Officials and representatives from the Palestinian Authority, the US Consulate, USAID, Global Communities, and other organizations,

  Global Communities takes great pride in completing the construction of the Aqqaba Secondary Girls’ School – Tubas Governorate, the first Green School in the West Bank & Gaza according to the Palestinian Higher Green Building Council (PHGBC) guidelines. Global Communities finished the construction of a two-floor

  Global Communities is proud to have shepherded the establishment of the “Joint Service Council for Planning and Development” for Bethlehem municipalities. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Bethlehem Mayor Vera Baboun, Beit Sahur Mayor Hani Hayek, Beit Jala mayor Nicola Khamees, and Ad Doha Mayor Khaled Mahboub,

  A delegation led by USAID West Bank/Gaza Mission Director Mr. David Harden conducted a site visit to Aqqaba Green school (the first green school in Palestine) in Aqqaba, Tubas. This project is being implemented by Global Communities under the USAID-funded Local Government and Infrastructure (LGI) program.

  Global Communities celebrated the graduation of the 2014-2015 round of engineering fellows. The fellows completed eight months of technical, non-technical, and site training benefitting from the experience of Global Communities professionals. Several of the fellows have already secured employment either in Palestine or regionally. From

Hebron Municipality, with the support of Global Communities, launched the process of developing Hebron City’s first Strategic Development and Investment Plan (SDIP) based on the national SDIP manual recently modified by the Ministry of Local Government. The launch took place in the form of an open meeting held last week, and

Hundreds of youth participated in the Youth Local Council (YLC) elections held in two communities over the weekend. The YLCs in Beit Sahur and Ar Ram kicked off the 2015 elections, and 16 additional YLCs will hold their elections over the coming months. Congratulations go out not only to those who won, but also to those who fulfilled

As part of its green initiatives, Global Communities celebrated the Palestinian National Environment Day (March 5) with the students and staff of Aqqaba Girls’ Primary School, in cooperation with Tubas Directorate and Aqqaba Municipality. Participants spent the day beautifying the school by making chairs and planters from old tires, as well as planting

Global Communities, under the USAID-funded Local Government and Infrastructure (LGI) program, conducted a workshop with local government sector stakeholders to present and discuss the findings of the situational analytical study on decentralization entitled “Situational Analysis Study and Development of a Practical Implementation

Global Communities, USAID, the Ministry of Local Government, Qalqilya governorate, Kafr Thulth municipality, and local citizens participated in the inauguration ceremony of the Kafr Thulth Citizen Service Center (CSC). The CSC, established in 2014 under the USAID-funded Local Government and Infrastructure (LGI) Program, provides more efficient services