Local Government Unit (LGU)
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
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 LGUâ€™s and is an initiative implemented by the Local Government and Infrastructure Program team, under CHF international, and funded by USAID.
Saâ€™eda Al Atrash from Beit Sahour said: â€œUsing 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, â€œThrough 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€
A three day conference entitled â€کLocal Government Policies and Strategiesâ€™ was concluded on February 15, 2013, which mainly focused on the presentation of the Ministry Of Local Governance updated implementation plan for the years (2013-2014).
The Minister of MoLG Dr. Khaled Al-Qawasmi discussed the challenges and future directions in the local government sector and mentioned that â€œOne of the utmost challenges that MoLG faces is the occupation and settlerâ€™s policy in controlling land, more specifically in area (C), in addition to the lack of funding to support and construct needed projects for LGUâ€™sâ€
Other important topics were discussed among the wide audience of donors, mayors, and other partners, such as decentralization in local governance, amalgamation and joint service councils strategies, sustainable local development and service delivery and LGU classification.
A whole session focused on â€کdevelopment partners contributionâ€™; (AFD, BTC, CHF-USAID, Danida, EU, GIZ, Italian Co, JICA, KFW, MDLF, SDA, SIDA, VNG (Dutch), and the World Bank), to ensure better planning and involvement of the partners and donors community to contribute and work in accordance to the developed plans, and more specifically to publicize the implementation plan, which was developed in partnership with the MoLG under the Local Governance and Infrastructure program funded by USAID.
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,
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
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
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