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On September 28, Global Communities West Bank and Gaza celebrated the 2014 Green Apple Day of Service in coordination with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Aqqaba Municipality. This is the third year that Global Communities celebrate the Green Apple Day of Service, initiated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),

In conjunction with its work to support local government units (LGUs) as they enhance internal functions and citizen services, Global Communities West Bank and Gaza conducted a series of workshops on developing public notification policies and related communication plans in LGUs. The workshops were implemented in cooperation with 27 LGUs, and focused

Our youth are our future. Global Communities – West Bank & Gaza, in cooperation with Injaz, is reaching out to Palestinian youth to enhance their understanding of women in leadership and gender mainstreaming. Global Communities and Injaz, working in coordination with the Ministry of Education, selected 10 girls’ schools from across the West Bank to participate in a special activity entitled “Breaking Gender Stereotypes: Promoting Leadership and Labor Opportunities among Young Women.â€‌

Pioneer Local Council Elections in Hebron

Bethlehem Christmas Photo Competition

    Anabta Citizen Service Center Inauguration Ceremony

November 20, 2013. Global Communities has launched the 6th round of the Engineering Fellows Program, providing fellowships in engineering throughout the West Bank to 52 new graduates. This program is funded by USAID and implemented by Global Communities with partner EAJC.

Nasser Tukan, a fellow engineer engaged in the ‘Engineering Fellows Program’ shared his experience saying: “this is the first time I work in the field as an Engineer, at Al Haffasi Primary Co-educational School project in Kafr al Labad. What distinguishes this program is that we learn through practical experience, we also learn how to be responsible, how to deal with contractors directly, and how to properly document and report everything. During my study in the university, I noticed great difference between instructors who have practical experience and those who don’t have. Hence, my goal is to be an academic in the future so I can share the experience I gained with other people and students.” The Engineering Fellows Program is part of the Local Governance and Infrastructure Program (LGI), funded by USAID, and implemented by CHF International.

February 26, 2013 The Local Government and Infrastructure team concluded a two day training on Monitoring and Evaluation mechanisms and tools, which will enable them to follow up on the developed Strategic Development and Investments Plans in their respective communities. The training targeted (36) committee members from eight partner LGU’s and is an initiative implemented by the Local Government and Infrastructure Program team, under CHF international, and funded by USAID. Sa’eda Al Atrash from Beit Sahour said: “Using the M&E manual and templates will help us evaluate if we are implementing the strategies according to the strategic plan, in order to achieve our goals.â€‌ Ziad Samara from Al Yamoun added that, “Through the M&E training, we will be able to identify the internal capabilities that will help us focus and depend on our potentials rather than always depending on donors.â€‌

Under the patronage of his Excellency Dr. Rami Al Hamdalla, the Grapes Festival was launched yesterday in Hebron Governorate. Through funds from USAID, and to support the Youth Local Councils(YLCs), Global Communities (Formerly CHF International) encouraged youth empowerment and participation in the festival by supporting Halhul YSLC.