Support to Civil Society Organizations in East Jerusalem

Brief Description

Guided by the East Jerusalem Development Plan, the ultimate goal of the programme is to sustain, maintain and develop the communities in Jerusalem to better deal with the adverse environment they live in.
The programme contributes in establishing a new model that allows meaningful engagement with organizations to upgrade and enhance the quality and quantity of services provided and channel more International funds to the city.
The programme promotes establishing synergies and initiating dialogues among various stakeholders and empowers the CSOs to strategize development efforts in East Jerusalem.
The current programme is a seed initiative in a pilot for a broader overall umbrella programme.
The programme activities ensure that existing NGOs do provide quality services to those who are poor, vulnerable and affected by the deteriorating socioeconomic conditions. It strengthens the NGOs institutional capacities with special focus on Economic Empowerment, Housing, Heath, Education, Legal Support, Youth, Women and Welfare.
The programme components also include rehabilitation, construction and furnishing interventions to the premises and associated facilities of 8 NGOs.

Accomplishments and Progress

Soft Component

  • Request for proposals launched and received around 100 applications.
  • In the assessment process two things were identified: The level of capacities already existing and the capacities needed to strengthen institutions.
  • Support was given to 54 NGOs working in different sectors such as economic empowerment, housing, health, education, legal support, youth, women and welfare
  • UNDP/PAPP has designed a model to work with CSOs in East Jerusalem where project cooperation and capital grant agreements are utilized based on the nature of work and the capacity level of the organization. This model is clear, simple, efficient, and most importantly successful and accepted by the communities.
  • A second phase was designed, funded and is ready for launching.

Infrastructure Component (All activities have been completed and handed over)

  • Lutheran World Federation Soccer Field: Upgrading and rehabilitation of the soccer field to provide a FIFA-standard facility.
  • Rosary Sisters’ School in Beit Hanina: Installation of heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for the school theatre and conducting general renovation works.
  • Dar Al-Tifil School: Rehabilitation of the multipurpose hall, school facilities and administration building, installation of (HVAC) system and the provision of furniture, equipment and safety measures.
  • Palestinian Heritage Museum - Dar Al-Tifil Institution: Installation of new skylight to the museum, provision of security installations and general rehabilitation.
  • YMCA: Rehabilitation interventions for the 2nd floor of the YWCA.
  • Silwan Club: Upgrading and rehabilitation of the adjacent building (Tile Factory) of the Silwan Athletic Club through the rehabilitation of its multipurpose hall.
  • Al Multaqa Youth Centre in Silwan: Upgrading and rehabilitation of Centre.
  • Mount of Olives Youth Club: Upgrading and rehabilitation of the existing multipurpose hall, installation of (HVAC) system and the provision of furniture and equipment.

Finances and Delivery

Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Islamic Development Bank   USD 300,000
Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Islamic Development Bank   USD 1,700,283
Sweden   USD 42,800
Donor Amount Contributed Amount Disbursed
Islamic Development Bank USD 2,500,000 USD 1,399,751
Sweden USD 42,800  
Prior 2011
Donor Amount Contributed Amound Disbursed
Islamic Development Bank USD 2,000,000 USD 1,070,788
Sweden USD 443,313 USD 443,313

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