EU External Investment Plan launched
The European Union and Palestine have launched today the EU External Investment Plan (EIP) to encourage investments promoting an inclusive growth, job creation and sustainable development and to tackle some of Palestine internal constraint via an enhanced policy dialogue on business climate issues. The launching event was held this morning in Ramallah, Palestine, in the presence of Mr Shukri Bishara, Minister of Finance and Planning. The conference brought together national authorities, private sector companies, International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and other stakeholders to discuss investment opportunities and ways to overcome remaining barriers in accessing funds.
 
Nominations for AGFUND International Prize begin Now: One Million Dollar to reward "No Poverty" projects
The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) announces the first goal of the SDGs 2030 " End of poverty in all its forms everywhere " as subject for the 2018 AGFUND International Prize 2018 and invites the United Nations, international and regional organizations, ministries and public institutions, social business enterprises, national NGOs, individuals and development actors worldwide to submit nominations for the Prize. AGFUND Prize amounts to US$1,000,000, divided into four categories; the First category prize (US$ 400,000), specified for projects implemented by UN agencies or international and regional NGOs, the Second category prize (US$ 300,000), specified for projects implemented by national NGOs, the Third category prize (US$ 200,000), specified for projects implemented by governmental bodies (ministries and public institutions) or social business enterprises and the Fourth category prize (US$ 100,000), specified for projects initiated, funded and/or implemented by individuals.
 
$539 million funding appeal to address humanitarian needs in Palestine during 2018
Gaza, 14 March 2018- Today, the Minister of Social Development of the State of Palestine, H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shaer, and the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, launched the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2018, to support the humanitarian needs of 1.9 million Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).
 
New assistance package for Palestine : EU strongly committed to support socio-economic revival of East-Jerusalem
Brussels, 31 January 2018- The EU will fund projects to increase the resilience of locals and support the Palestinian presence in the city, through targeted measures benefiting young people and the private sector. The European Commission has adopted a new €42.5 million assistance package benefiting Palestinians, including substantial support in East Jerusalem.
 
Women journalists legal empowerment workshop in Gaza
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) concluded a training workshop on legal empowerment in Gaza City, with the participation of a number of Palestinian female journalists working in media institutions in Gaza Strip. The two-day training focused on the reality and challenges facing women journalists in their work, and enhances their legal empowerment, as well as the rights of Palestinian women in the system of local legislation, and the nature of violations against them in Palestine.
 
Women journalists legal empowerment workshop in Gaza
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) concluded a training workshop on legal empowerment in Gaza City, with the participation of a number of Palestinian female journalists working in media institutions in Gaza Strip. The two-day training focused on the reality and challenges facing women journalists in their work, and enhances their legal empowerment, as well as the rights of Palestinian women in the system of local legislation, and the nature of violations against them in Palestine.
 
ِAdwar starts implementing capacity building program in Khan Al-Ahmar
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR started implementing its capacity building program in Khan Al-Ahmar, East of Jerusalem within the project entitled (Towards Women Who Lead Change in Priority Communities and Make a Difference in Their Lives and the Lives of Others). The project is funded by Government of Netherlands and in partnership with Bedouin local councils in Hebron and East of Jerusalem. This project is considered one of important projects implemented by ADWAR as it targets Bedouin communities in East of Jerusalem; which are Bedouin community of Khan Al-Ahmar, Anata, and Arab Al-Jahalin.
 
oPt Humanitarian Fund releases US$2.2 million to alleviate urgent humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip
Today, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper, released US$ 2.2 million from the occupied Palestinian territory Humanitarian Fund (oPt HF) to cover urgent additional needs in the Gaza Strip in the areas of health and food security.
 
First of its kind in Palestine: A Conference on the “Effect of Arts on Communities”
The Palestinian Performing Arts Network is organizing its first conference on the “Effect of Arts on Communities”, which is the first of its kind in Palestine. The conference will be held next week from 29 November to 1st December 2017 at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Al-Bireh. The conference will aim to assess the impact of performing arts as a powerful tool with which to engage communities in various levels of social, political, economic, and educational change. The conference will also aim to provide both local and international insight and expertise on the significance and added value of performing arts on society in regions of conflict and post-conflict.
 
ADWAR nominated among the 2017 With and For Girls Award Winners
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR received the Global Award of The With and For Girls for the 2017 competition, which is given to civil society organizations that target women and girls within their framework. The With and For Girls Collective is a group organizations that share the common belief that girls are vital agents of change.

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