SSE-LED - Social and Solidarity Economy on the Sustainable Local Economic Development of Gaza

Thematic objective: A.3 Promotion of social inclusion and the fight against poverty
Priority: Priority A.3.2 Support social and solidarity economic actors, also in terms of improving capacities and cooperation with public administrations for services provision
Brief description of the project: Palestinian Territories, in particular Gaza strip is suffering from chronic deterioration in socio – economic aspects. The economy of Gaza – assailed by three rounds of destructive, on-going blockade imposed on Gaza since 2007, and the political division between Gaza and the West Bank since 2005 – has reached the verge of collapse, with the strip suffering some of the highest rates of unemployment in the world. Traditional economic development approaches – which applied top-down approach struggles to account for the unique Gazan context, and have failed to deliver significant gains.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: 1. Given the EU partners experience, the project contribute to the establishment of the theoretical and practical bases for the development of SSE as an input to Local Economic Development within the framework of Gaza economy. 2. Develop tools that promote the strategic, successful, dynamic, partnerships benefiting the social and solidarity economy, particularly those leading to the development of public policies.
Expected results: •Effective Strategic plan of SSE-LED that promote public policies regarding the social inclusion, poverty alleviation, business associations, civic voice, enabling environment networking, etc.
Partners already involved: N/A
Partners searched: Looking for partners around the Mediterranean
Total estimated budget: 2.000.000 €
First name: Wael
Last name: Aldaya
Name of the organisation: The Islamic University -Gaza
Type of organisation: University/research centre
City: Gaza
Country: Palestine
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Phone number: 00972599882079
Skype contact: IUG-External Relations Affairs