Contribution to UNDP CRDP in Area C and East Jerusalem (Phase III)
Communities in Area C of the West Bank and East Jerusalemites have strengthened their resilience to the erosion of their living conditions and are able to remain on their land.
• Public and social infrastructure in Area C and East Jerusalem improved
• Access to sustainable livelihood and business opportunities is improved
• Nationally led developmental role of the Prime Minister’s Office in Area C and East Jerusalem supported
This contribution is expected to benefit around 20,000 Palestinians (in East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank) while the contribution of Austria alone is expected to be benefiting around 6,000 Palestinians. UNDP works closely with the Office of the Prime Minister.
• Support the rehabilitation/equipping of Palestinian libraries and cultural centers in Jerusalem.
• Support Palestinians in East Jerusalem by facilitating more housing initiatives in East Jerusalem.
• Improve access to quality education for students in vulnerable neighborhoods in Jerusalem and Area C, (targeting 50 percent women)
• Working on raising awareness on livestock reproduction and health care as a means to fight poverty among Bedouin herders
• Support a mobile ophthalmic clinic to provide primary health care services in Bedouin communities in Area C.
• Encourage competition among young entrepreneurs to establish innovative startups particularly targeting women
• Establish business incubator center for young entrepreneurs (especially women), particularly focusing on emerging technologies in Jerusalem
• Establish the Palestinian tourist identity of Jerusalem
• The Area C Coordination Office (ACCO) managed by the Palestinian Prime Minister Office is provided with strategic guidance, technical support and oversight towards strengthening capacities and synergies.
The Community Resilience and Development Programme (CRDP) was designed to strengthen the resilience of Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem to enable them to remain on their land. To this end, the programme envisioned to contribute to the following:
? - Preventing the erosion of living conditions of Palestinians in Area C and East Jerusalem that undermine their development capital;
? - Protecting Palestinian land and property in Area C and East Jerusalem; and
? - Mitigating and ideally reversing migration flow from Area C and East Jerusalem by enhancing human security and livelihood of Palestinians.
Since its inception in 2012, the CRDP contributed to supporting resilience building of more than 112,000 Palestinians living in Area C and East Jerusalem (40 percent of them are female).