On Nov, 6th, 2013. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah visits Az-zeer school, Bethlehem Governorate. Recently Global Communities (Formerly CHF International) constructed a new complex and rehabilitated the original building within the Local Government and Infrastructure Project (LGI) funded by USAID
February 28-2013- Beit Fajjar: About 400 youth in Beit Fajjar elected the 13 Youth Local Council (YLC) members of which five were females, surpassing the quota by two.
Muhannad Taqatqa, the former YLC president, said: â€œYouth are more aware and enthusiastic to participate because they saw the massive effect this initiative had and is continuing to have on our community; we are empowering youth to participate in the local governance process to make positive change.â€
This initiative funded by USAID and implemented by CHF International in partnership with Sharek under the Local Government and Infrastructure Program will establish YLCs to mirror local councils in its formation, composition, functions, and role to sensitize and enhance Palestinian youth understanding of local governance functions, and good democratic governance practices.
February 28-2013- Beit Fajjar: About 400 youth in Beit Fajjar elected the 13 Youth Local Council (YLC) members of which five were females, surpassing the quota by two. This initiative is funded by USAID and implemented by CHF International in partnership with Sharek under the Local Government and Infrastructure Program.
Bethlehem citizens participate in the Community Planning Workshop conducted on February 2013, in Bethlehem Governorate - Local Governance Program (LGI), funded by USAID, and implemented by CHF International.
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,
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
Since 2004, Global Communities has worked with municipalities to improve local governance through a tri-fold strategy of community participation, leadership development and service delivery, complemented by ongoing engagement with national policy development.
The "Center for Governance Excellence" model, is one of several