The EU behind the ‘KHITAN’ project aiming at enhancing the employability of women and young people in the State of Palestine
August 2, 2019
In Ramallah, the National Economy Minister Mr. Khaled OSAILI launched the implementation activities of ‘KHITAN’ project aiming at enhancing the employability of women and young people in the State of Palestine through the development of the Value Chain of Garments and Textile with the support from the Government of Japan and in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The project methodology has proven to be successful in the State of Palestine with tangible results, where UNIDO has supported the establishment of Creative Clusters in the Furniture Value Chain in Nablus, in the Handcrafts Value Chain in Bethlehem and through a pilot project funded by the European Union and Italy in addition to the upgrading of the Footwear Value Chain supported by Italy. This methodology is facilitating the providsion of direct and meaningful support to over 50 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, leading to improved economic performance and employment opportunities.
CreativeMed, the EU-funded project “Development of Clusters in Cultural and Creative Industries in the Southern Mediterranean” aims at strengthening selected clusters and cluster initiatives in cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in the Southern Mediterranean that have the potential to develop into promising pilot cluster initiatives