Mapping South-South Cooperation in the Arab States

Arab States

OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for Palestinian Special Programme

Thursday, 25 June 2015 12:27 Written by 
  • Location(s): Palestine
  • Type(s): Mechanism
  • Theme(s): Agriculture , Education, Energy, Water and Sanitation, Water Security
  • SDG(s): 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Locations of Agro Solutions: Palestine
  • Types of Agro Solutions: Mechanism
  • Themes in Agro Solutions: Agriculture , Education, Energy, Water and Sanitation, Water Security
  • SDGs in Agro Solutions: 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Locations in the Arab States: Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Types in the Arab States: Mechanism
  • Themes in the Arab States: Agriculture , Education, Energy, Water and Sanitation, Water Security
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The relationship between OFID and the Palestinian people dates back more than three decades. During this time, OFID has worked hard, through the provision of grant assistance, to lay foundations for the empowerment of palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well  as for those in refugee camps in neighbouring countries. Today, these people are enduring one of the most challenging periods of their turbulent history. Despite these challenges, however, life must go on. Palestinians still need to support themselves, they still need to raise and educate their children, and they still need the basic essentials such as food and shelter. Recognizing this, OFID`s support to Palestine reaches deep into people`s everyday lives, building human capacity and focusing on projects that offer Palestinians the hope of a long-term, sustainable future. In uniting with the Palestinian people, OFID has co-financed hundreds of projects, extending valuable lifelines to this vulnerable population as they pursue their dream of an independent and secure Palestinian State.

OFID offers both targeted accelerated assistance, known as the Special Grant Account for Palestine and the Pal Fund to work on micro-financing for projects in Palestine.

Results to date:

Regarding its specific partnership with the UNDP Palestine programme OFID has worked on providing solar renewable energy in the region. Under its joint programme with UNDP 4 schools will be operated through the use of solar cells for lighting purposes where school students became familiar with the use of such type of alternative power resources and expressed their willingness to learn more about the possibility of using this technology in their houses. The donor was satisfied with the implementation of the project and the progress reports delivered at the exact dates along with the disbursement.

Countries that benefited:

Egypt, Djibouti, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Palestine, Tunisia

Most Recent Annual Budget (USD): 1,000,000

Total Budget (USD):5,293,000

Focal Point and Contact:
Iman Al Husseini
Infrastructure
UNDP/PAPP
Omar Bin Abdel Aziz Street, Al Remal
Gaza
+972599606775
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