Towards community approach to restore native mediterranean vegetative cover
Towards community approach to restore native mediterranean vegetative cover
The project demonstrates community-based approach to restore native Mediterranean vegetative cover in the degraded area. This approach is demonstrate in the rehabilitation of an old dump site in Beit Lahia village south Gaza through establishing and educational garden for endemic of endanger sp. of the Mediterranean area. It is also demonstated through establishing partnership with the local government organizations of involving the community (men and women) in different stages of the project

Project Snapshot

Palestinaian Environmental Friends
Palestinian authority
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 43,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,500.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
A community committee of nine members are formed among them two women with a background and extensive expeince in public awareness. They play a leading role in promoting the educational activities with both the community and the schools.
Capacity - Building Component
A community committee of nine members is formed at the starting up phase of the project, which facilitates the linkages between the project management team and the neighboring community. It has an active role in raising the community awareness and commitment to protect the garden through organizing public and individual meetings, documenting the oral history of the native and demolished species and their uses, helping in the infrastructure work including cleaning up, collecting rare leg-plants, planting and organizing community volunteers etc.
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SGP Country office contact

Ms. Nadia Zuhair Elkhodary


UNDP, 4A Ya'quibi Street, P.O. Box 51359
Jerusalem, via Israel
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