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Palestinian Youth Union, in partnership with Municipalities of Bedu and Hizma, implemented a training course in good governance for local authorities

 Within the framework of the project of empowerment of East and North Jerusalem local authorities funded by the European Union and implemented by the Municipality of Bedu in partnership with Palestinian Youth Union and Hizma municipality, a training course in good governance was completed , in the presence of 13 councils representatives, (10 women and 6 men), from north and east Jerusalem, The course was held at the municipality of Bedu, three days during April 2019, introduced by Mr. Thokan Qishawi from Headway Academy in Ramallah.

The training included concepts of good governance principles, difference between integrity and accountability, importance of good governance in local authorities, the right to information as a part of good governance, the mechanisms for applying good governance under economic, social, administrative issues and obstacles, and how to involve people in decisions for good governance.

It is worth mentioning that the project aims to strengthening and empowering the municipal councils in Area C in Jerusalem governorate, improving social services, enhancing the role of young men, women to participate in their social and democratic roles in municipal councils, improving the living conditions of the Palestinians in marginalized areas in north and east Jerusalem, develop and facilitate the provided services.

The training aimed to empower and enhance the institutional and operational capacities of the municipalities of Badu and Hizma, the municipalities of Jaba and Mikhmas villages and eleven other municipalities in the north-west of Jerusalem through their technical support and creating cooperation and coordination between the municipal councils in the targeted areas within the project, raising social and democratic awareness among individuals.