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

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02 July 2021

Enabel takes part in multi-stakeholder project to transform Rwanda’s Eastern Province through forests and landscapes restoration

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) have signed a funding agreement for the project “Transforming Eastern Province through adaptation” (TREPA) with a GCF contribution of 40 million euro and an additional 18 million euro mobilized as co-financing from the Government of Rwanda and other Project Executing Entities.

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15 September 2021

EU, Enabel and ITC to support beekeeping value chain in Tanzania

Enabel and the International Trade Centre signed a cooperation agreement for a new EU-funded project that will enhance the development of the beekeeping value chain in six regions in Tanzania and contribute to inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the East-African country.

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29 November 2022

Enabel takes a key role in European initiative to boost African Vaccine Manufacturing

As part of a Team Europe initiative, Enabel is working in a consortium of three development agencies to support the African Union achieve its goal to upgrade African vaccine production to 60% of needed vaccines in Africa by 2040.

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15 December 2022

Take part in our #EnablingTheFuture event

On 15 December, Enabel invites you to its first event on the theme of social innovation in its office in Brussels or online. #EnablingTheFuture

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22 November 2022

Study: Quality of Youth Corners and Youth-friendly Services and Expectations in Rwanda

This booklet presents a summary of the results of the assessment of the Quality of youth corners and other related youth-friendly services at the health centers and expectations of young people and the community. The study was conducted to assess the quality status of services offered to young people in the Youth Corners identify adolescents’/community expectations to draw recommendations and design evidence-based strategies for improvement of the ASRH services.

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22 November 2022

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has made efforts to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health of adolescents and youth through the adoption of various policies and strategies to ensure an access to affordable and equitable services. However, the country continues to face several pressing challenges related to adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Read the study

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