Enhance Resilience for Micro-businesses and Create Sustainable livelihood Opportunities in the Gaza Strip


Project summary

SAWA is a 3-year project with a budget of 1,650,000 EUR, which aims to contribute to economic resilience in the Gaza Strip through enhancing the resilience and sustainability of micro businesses in the Gaza Strip and initiating sustainable and innovative green/circular economy initiatives.
The project will meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable population in marginalized communities through focusing on niches in the selected beneficiaries and the types of supported businesses in one hand. On the other hand, it will facilitate new economic growth opportunities in the field of circular and green economies by providing green solutions to problems identified by the industrial sector and create new business opportunities for innovative green entrepreneurs.
SAWA will be implemented in a partnership with experienced civil society organizations in Gaza Strip following community-based approach in which their capacity will be upgraded in the field of business development services and green/circular economy to be able to deliver high quality services to their communities. Then, the project will support the creation of viable and economically sound microbusinesses that proves potential for livelihood, self-employment and long-term job creation through providing capacity building, skills enhancement, seed funding coaching and mentoring and technical assistance to vulnerable and marginalized groups, and expertise on how to maximize the value of their microbusiness ideas and products.
The project will unemployed women households and (male and female) youth graduates (up to 29 years old).

Code PZA170391T
Start date 19 December 2019
End date 18 December 2022
Stage Closed
Donor European Union
Sector 32130 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Budget 1 542 058.00 €

General objective

Enhanced resilience and sustainability of micro businesses in the Gaza Strip

Specific objective

A - Empowered vulnerable women and youth for establishing sustainable and resilient micro businesses
B - Empowered youth for initiating sustainable and innovative green/circular economy initiatives
C - -
D - test


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