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IDB finances project to support Palestinian university students

Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)Jerusalem : Palestine’s Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) signed the agreement of the Youth Economic Empowerment Project with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), which is part of the Palestinian People’s Economic Empowerment Program, funded by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) through the UNDP in partnership with the Palestinian Ministry of Social Development.

UAWC said the project, which will extend for 20 months, targets students of agricultural sciences, environment and veterinary medicine at Palestinian universities in the West Bank, through supporting them with small-scale income generating projects within their majors.

It is noteworthy that UAWC has been working within the Economic Empowerment Program for the Palestinian People since 2007, to serve different sectors, to reach the current stage of the program, which is the empowerment of the Palestinian youth.

—Khalid Al-Khalidi/AB/IINA

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