An-Najah Implements Training Workshops on Resilience Planning for Local Governments
As part of the “Integrating Resilience in Local Governance in West Bank and Gaza” project, funded by the World Bank, and managed by the Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF), for the benefit of the National Disaster Risk Management Center in Palestine (PALDRM) in cooperation with the Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Center at An-Najah National University, the University implements a number of training workshops about resilience planning for local governments.
Several workshops on the formulation of resilience plans for pilot local governments were held in Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron for three weeks by the Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Center’s team, headed by Prof. Jalal Al-Debik, Dr. Ali Abdel Hamid and Eng. Abdel Hakim Al Jawhary leading to the formulation of the local resilience plans. These workshops aimed to cover understanding local risks, action planning (including resource mobilization), implementation and monitoring.
The Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction Center is responsible for coordination and implementation of all the project’s phases. The project includes training municipal cadres with the aim of the formulation of resilience plans for local governments. It aims to reach out to a target of around 20 local governments in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to facilitate a resilience planning process.