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
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,
Global Communities recently wrapped up a project to measure the sustainability of Palestinian civil society organizations (CSOs). This project represented our participation in the preparation of the “2013 CSO Sustainability Index for the Middle East and North Africa” – Global Communities conducted the part of the study that involved
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.
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
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
The citizens of Al Yamun, in the Jenin governorate, celebrated the inauguration of the new Citizen Service Center and Multi-Purpose Hall which will serve the 20,000 residents of the town. The Citizen Service Center, a centralized location where citizens can access a variety of vital services and engage with their local
Global Communities supports the development of the economy in the West Bank and Gaza both directly, and also by implementing programs to improve the human, economic, infrastructural, and governance resources of the region over the long-term.
Creating an Enabling Environment
The bulk of Global Communities' current work in the