Palestine: The Ministry of Social Development adopts the economic empowerment policy among MoreThanAJob project outputs through supporting SMES and startups.
Per the workshop organized by the Nablus Chamber of Commerce & Industry and An-Najah National University titled “Effective Practices in the Field of Social Solidarity Economy towards a Consolidated Palestinian Community” on Tuesday, July 05, 2022, MoreThanAJob project's stakeholder in Palestine: The Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) represented by the director of Empowerment Program "Tamkeen" at the Ministry, Mr. Murad Moqady stated that the ministry adopts the Social and Solidarity Economy policy as an output of MoreThanAJob project. The ministry obtained the policy of social empowerment through transferring its services from being direct aid to empowerment of vulnerable groups through supporting the pioneering startups and small enterprises owned by MoreThanAJob project target group.
Moqady also encourages all beneficiaries of MoreThanAJob to enroll in Tamkeen Programs where they can get the required support for their startups and project ideas. He opened the door to the beneficiaries to apply and benefit from the ministry services and direct support.
The intervention made by Mr. Moqady initiated the discussion during the workshop and allowed the attendees from various institutions and local NGOs to interact and ask questions in this regard.
As a result of this discussion panel, the involved project sub grantees : the Civil Society of Nablus Governorate (CSNG) and Partners for Sustainable Development (PSD) have established their own networking with the focal point of Tamkeen Program at the Ministry in a way that enable the beneficiaries of their training courses to get benefit and enroll in the Tamkeen Program.
Furthermore; number of sub granted projects beneficiaries who were attending the workshop as testimonies and success stories also got the chance to interact directly with Mr. Moqady and get the required information.
On the other hand, the representatives of other ENI CBC MED projects: CLUSTER, MedTOWN and MedRiSSE contributed to the discussion panel and started the initiative to establish networking and synergy with the Tamkeen Program and other similar programs so that the best benefit could be achieved.