Employment Generation Through Emergency Response to Solid Waste Management in the Gaza Strip

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Project ID


Project Title

Employment Generation Through Emergency Response to Solid Waste Management in the Gaza Strip


Water Supply and Sanitation

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

Project Partners

Job Creation Programme


Total: $4,860,000;

Sources of Financing: Government of Japan




Satisfactorily completed

Project website(s)


Basil Nasser, Programme Analyst

Jehad Al-Khatib, Project Manager



The overall objective of the project is to improve the solid waste management sector and to enhance management capacities in the two solid waste management councils in two major municipalities namely, Gaza and Rafah. The project will be generating emergency employment opportunities for unemployed workers in the Gaza Strip (nearly 209,000 workdays were being generated).

The Project aims at supporting and developing the solid waste management system covering all of the Gaza Strip while responding to the high unemployment rate there. The project targeted two solid waste management council's; one is responsible for the northern governorate and the second in the middle and Khan Youns governorates in addition to, Gaza and Rafah municipalities. More than 1,400,000 of Gaza Strip residents benefited from such a project, which has also improved, to a large extent, the most critical sanitation aspects for Gaza Strip residents. The project has generated 209,000 workdays for poor unemployed workers throughout the Gaza Strip.

Project Outputs
  • Solid waste management services including collection, transportation and land filling at the level of Gaza Strip are improved;
  • Capacities of two major municipalities and two SWMC are enhanced through procurement of 10 tipper cranes, 10 tractors and 2 loaders.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



See also

  1. Water resources at stake: The Mountain Aquifer beneath the occupied West Bank, Palestinian Territories
  2. Water for Peace in the Middle East
  3. Upgrading of Water Systems in Jericho and Hebron Cities
  4. Regional Water Cooperation and Peacebuilding in the Middle East
  5. Regional Water Banks Project (RWDBP)
  6. Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Program
  7. Raising awareness of the fishermen and farmers to prevent excess contamination of sea resources and shared aquifer in border area with Egypt, Palestinian Authority
  8. Public Awareness and Water Conservation
  9. Provision of Reliable water Supply to Allar and Saida Residents in Tulkarem District/ The West Bank
  10. Provision of Reliable Water Supply to Zbuba and its 10 Surrounding Villages in Jenin District.
  11. Promoting environmentally-sound fishing practices in Khan-Younis in the southern coast of the Gaza, Palestine
  12. KFW V-Programme: Poverty Oriented Infrastructure – Employment Generation Programme in the West Bank: Phase III
  13. Good Water Neighbors (GWN) Project
  14. Environmental management and planning as a tool for promoting sustainable coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians
  15. Emergency Water Supply to Zbuba and its surrounding villages
  16. Emergency Water Supply & Rehabilitation Programme, Palestine
  17. Emergency Humanitarian Relief Programme in Areas of Social Infrastructure Development (CAPI-West Bank)
  18. Emergency Humanitarian Aid Programme: Upgrading of Water Supply and Distribution Systems In Rural Areas of the West Bank (Water Cap II)
  19. Development and Rehabilitation of Water and Electricity Networks in Nablus City
  20. Culture of Water Program
  21. Construction of Sewage Treatment Plant and Main Pressure Line in Khan Younis / Gaza Strip
  22. CollectiveWater - From conflict to collective action: Institutional change and management options to govern trans-boundary water courses

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