UNICEF’s role in systems strengthening of the Government in the State of Palestine
UNICEF works closely with the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah to provide technical and capacity strengthening support to the latter. This can only have partial impact, since the Gaza authorities’ human and financial resources and capacity remain limited.
CHILD PROTECTION: UNICEF has provided significant support to the Gaza authorities on child protection in particular. This includes the development of the child protection referral pathways; development of case management standard operating procedures for child protection and gender-based violence; training and mentoring of child protection counsellors on case management; training on dealing with sexual abuse cases; establishment of the child protection information management system; and providing training on child protection minimum standards and child-friendly justice procedures.
EDUCATION: UNICEF has also strengthened the Ministry of Education’s engineering and architectural capacities to enable it to build child-friendly spaces and to use a new technique, mixing soil and sand, rather than cement, to repair schools. This has included the development of manuals and the provision of training. UNICEF has also been training recently graduated teachers in new skills and building the capacity of school principals and teachers to strengthen the overall education system.
HEALTH: In the health sector, UNICEF is using technology to strengthen capacity in Gaza. The restrictions on the movement of goods and people into and out of Gaza makes capacity strengthening a challenge, because trainers cannot go in and those inside Gaza cannot travel outside for workshops or training. Therefore, in 2017, UNICEF provided teleconferencing equipment to link neonatal intensive care units with a hospital in Jerusalem, which is available to answer questions and provide second opinions.
Subject: Assistance, Children, Humanitarian relief
Publication Date: 20/06/2019
URL source: https://www.unicef.org/evaldatabase/files/Humanitarian_Emergencies_Evaluation_Vol_1_WEB.pdf