Our youth are our future. Global Communities â€“ 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 girlsâ€™ schools from across the West Bank to participate in a special activity entitled â€œBreaking Gender Stereotypes: Promoting Leadership and Labor Opportunities among Young Women.â€
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 was attended
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.
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