Belgium and Palestine have been working together since 1997. Enabel works on education with an emphasis on 21st century skills development, and support to local government.


The Palestinian Authority has established an Educational Developmental Strategic Plan to improve the quality of education. Belgium supports different components of this plan. Our interventions are located in the West bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza.

We improve school infrastructure and create a healthy and safe educational environment, following child and environment-friendly principles. We also aim at supporting reforms and new policies in education with a specific focus on 21st century skills development.

Three girls laughing while working with a 3D printer.

Local Governance

The Palestinian Authority is reforming the local government system to strengthen the territorial administration and to improve service delivery and local development.

We support the decentralisation efforts by strengthening the smaller local government units into more sustainable and effective structures. In addition, Belgium supports institutional development and contributes to the financing of a joint donor-funded Municipal Development Programme. We also contribute to the economic regeneration of historical centres of local municipalities.

Local government building in Al-Karmil municipality in Palestine.

Private sector

Enabel has been implementing an EU-financed project supporting new economic initiatives in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza. By means of the incubation methodology, new, innovative enterprises have been created and financially supported during their start-up period. We are also setting up a project targeting micro-enterprises and initiatives for a green and circular economy

women entrepreneur in her pharmacy.

Contact the Enabel team in Palestine

Consulate General of Belgium
5 Baibars Street, Sheikh Jarrah
PO box 38402 – 91190 Jerusalem
T (+ 972) 2 581 5915 | F (+972) 2 581 6385 |
Resident Representative: Christelle Jocquet

News & Events

young people at Station J News

22 March 2023

Station J: broadening the minds of young Palestinians

In East Jerusalem, Enabel partnered with Station J, an innovation hub, to guide young innovators and potential entrepreneurs from ideation stages to investment and job opportunities.  

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14 March 2023

Digital Technologies taking Education in Uganda to the next level

All over the world, digital technologies are becoming an integral part of the education experience. In Uganda, the introduction of ICT tools to fight teacher absenteeism in National Teacher’ Colleges has proven its worth.

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09 March 2023

Junior Programme – Looking for young talents!

Between March 9 and 23, 14 new vacancies in various sectors will be open to young talents with the European nationality.

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learning centre in Bani Zeid, Palestine News

28 February 2023

Rehabilitation of historical centres in Palestine

In the West Bank, we support the rehabilitation of historical buildings. Spotlight on Bani Zeid, a town where an old family house became a centre for children with learning disabilities.

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Is climate change adaptation all about water? Events

25 April 2023

Is climate change adaptation all about water?

On 25 and 26 April, Enabel invites you to join its debate on Climate Change adaptation and water in its office in Brussels or online.

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31 January 2023

Ruminant livestock in Mali: Nana Sangaré Dembélé’s story

To alleviate more and more frequent crop failures, Mali and its partner countries have looked for techniques that can be adopted by agro-pastoralists. Fattening is one of the techniques favoured by the interested parties. Nana shares how she is using this technique and how it offers her a more stable income.

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