AFKAR Concludes the Palestinian Debate Forum Competition in 43 Public Schools within Four Palestinian Governorates
AFKAR for Educational and Cultural Development accomplished, as of PDFC events, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education/ General Administration for Activities and Programs, the second chapter of the preliminary phase, funded by the NGOs Development Center (NDC), on Thursday 10/5/2012, at Al-Ispaniyah School in Salfit.
 
NDC signs ‘Special Grant Facility’ agreements with nine human rights NGOs
On Monday 21st of May, nine grant agreements were signed with NGOs working in the West Bank and Gaza Strip at the NGO Development Center’s (NDC’s) main office in Al Ram. Ghassan Kasabreh (NDC Director), Jamileh Sahlieh (Grants Program Manager), Shadi Qare’ (Finance and Admin Manager) and Sjoerd Wiemer Sjoerdsma (Netherlands Representative Office Policy Officer) joined representatives of the successful applicant NGOs to sign the grant agreements.
 
PCBS reviews the current use of technology in the Palestinian Territory on the occasion of World Information Society Day
In 2011, 50.9% of households owned a computer in the Palestinian Territory: 53.2% in the West Bank and 46.5% in Gaza Strip. In 2004, around one quarter (26.4%) of households had a computer. Percentage of Households having Computer by Region, Selected Years In 2011, 53.7% of individuals (10 years and over) in the Palestinian Territory have access to computer: 54.8% in the West Bank and 51.7% in Gaza Strip: and 58.5% of males and 48.7% of females. Whereas in 2004, 35.7% of individuals have access to computer.
 
The NGO Development Center Holds Annual General Assembly Meeting
The continuous growth of NDC’s governance structure ensures a vibrant process of self-regulation.
 
 
Hurryyat Calls upon WHO and Amnesty International for an Urgent Intervention to Save the lives of Ailing Prisoners
The Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights-‘Hurryyat’ issued a statement calling for the World Health Organization, Amnesty International, the International Committee of Red Cross and all international human rights organizations to intervene immediately to save the lives of the ailing prisoners in Israeli prisons.
 
NDC and Palestinian National Institute of NGOs hold an information meeting in Salfit
NDC seeks out the needs, concerns and hopes of small NGOs and CBOs in the northern governorates.
 
AFKAR Offers Activities and Programs to Adjust Students’ Behaviors
The start of year 2012 witnessed a quantum leap regarding program, managerial, financial, and strategic development to Afkar For Educational & Cultural Development. Since its’ establishment, the organization has striven to offer activities and programs necessary and influential to adjust students’ behaviors, and to successfully use education participatory tools. This progress was accompanied with signing partnership agreements and offering technical assistance by the funders for raising service level presented by AFKAR to its targeted groups.
 
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and World Bank joint mission completes mid-term Review of Palestinian NGO IV Project
Mission visits 11 projects and holds a series of meetings with NDC and Palestinian Authority ministries. From the 17th to the 29th of March a joint AFD and World Bank delegation carried out a detailed mid-term review of the Palestinian NGO IV Project managed by NDC (funded by AFD/World Bank).
 
 
Ghoneim discusses with World Bank delegation mechanisms for supporting area C
Ramallah-Maan - Minister of State, Engineer Maher Ghoeim discussed today with a World Bank delegation priorities and way for supporting projects in area C under Israeli authority and targetted by Israeli Occupation as well as settlers. Mr. Ghoneim received a WB delegation led by Sabine Beddies and representatives from the AFD and the NDC. The Minister stressed the importance of the NGOs in the implementation of projects and supporting targeted areas affected by the wall, racial expansion and selttements.
 
 
Palestinian State-Building at Risk, says UN report to Donors Meeting
WAFA- The Palestinian state-building achievement is at increased risk, resulting from increased financial pressure on the Palestinian Authority and the continued absence of a credible political horizon for a negotiated solution, concluded the United Nations report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) of the donor countries, which will convene in Brussels on Wednesday.

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