PROGRAM SUMMARY De fleste palestinske tenåringer har erfaringer med alvorlig urettferdighet og møter alvorlige hindringer av både politisk og personlig karakter. Krig, trakassering, arrestasjoner og andre hendelser legger ikke bare begrensninger på ungdoms livsutfoldelse og bevegelsesfrihet, men generer også voldsspiraler og bidrar til traumer eller apati hos unge palestinere. Ungdommene vil få utdanning som kan frigjøre fra undertrykkende kjønnsroller, opphør av traumer som undertrykker deres mulighet for personlig utvikling, økt kunnskap om demokratisk styresett, antikorrupsjon og borgerrettigheter, samt opplysning og opplæring i ikke-voldelig motstand mot okkupasjonen som hindrer deres rett til en rettferdig og fredelig framtid. Søknaden er utviklet i tett samarbeid med lokale partnere og ungdom fra Øst-Jerusalem, Vestbredden og Gaza. Målet for prosjektet er å aktivt involvere ungdommer i arbeidet for rettferdig og bærekraftig fred. Norsk ungdom vil kunne engasjere seg i dette prosjektet fordi det bygger på demokratiske prosesser, deltakelse, kjønnsroller og grunnleggende menneskerettigheter. Okkupasjonen av Palestina står også høyt på agendaen i Norge og mange ungdommer engasjerer seg for å skape en varig fred for Israel og Palestina. Name of the Norwegian applicant organisation(s): KFUK-KFUM Global (YWCA-YMCA Global/ Y Global) The theme of the application: Empowering youth for sustainable peace in Palestine Partner countries: Palestine
PROGRAM The program adopts a holistic approach through a combination of four major thematic components during a four years period, starting from January 2019 and ending in December 2022. Each component helps to achieve one distinct result, but they also complement each other. The entire program is based on a series of educational and awareness raising trainings and campaigns for the targeted youth. While gender and human rights are cross cutting themes in the program, extra emphasis will be placed on transformative masculinity, psychosocial counselling and trauma healing, transformation from passive subjects to active citizens and ending the occupation through promoting a just peace in Israel and Palestine. These are explained in the details below. From Passive Subjects to Active Citizens YWCA Palestine will provide a platform for youth to be empowered and regain their confidence in themselves. The active citizen (mainly implemented through the program From Subject to Citizen – S2C) is based on the concept that young people are subjects and thereby both excluded and manipulated politically, economically and socially. The result is that many youth are at risk, idle, lack hope and confidence and are thus open to exploitation and political manoeuvring. The S2C change model emphasises the importance of young people having a voice, space and ability to influence their choices and the outcome of their lives as individuals and within their communities. In S2C/active citizenship awareness for 8,000 youths aged between 13-19 years, YWCA Palestine will do a root-cause analysis exercise, which involves looking at the challenges youth face in their community, the beliefs and choices which nurture these challenges and identifying new beliefs and choices as well as opportunities for action in order to create new and more positive results. Out of these 8,000 youths, 100 will graduate as S2C ambassadors through innovative youth leadership development trainings. The S2C Ambassadorship program will provide the unique opportunity for youth leaders to understand and make the deliberate choice that our current mind-set needs to
change. We call it Subjective Competence. That is at the heart of all the social transformation processes. The next level of competence of the S2C Ambassadors will be related to acquiring various leadership skills such as understanding the concepts of citizenship, leadership, a root cause analysis approach, problem solving, communication skills for influence and personal leadership styles through coaching. The Ambassadors that will be formed through this program are envisaged to be change agents in their organisations and communities. S2C Ambassadors will be involved in training their younger counterparts, sharing the knowledge and experience they have acquired through the program and perpetuating the project cycle. During the program implementation period, youth will learn to formulate a position on issues, to articulate their viewpoints and advocate for positive change in their communities and country. Under this component, we will engage young people to take part in shaping their own future and thus reaching Result 1. An additional 400 youths will also receive media training through Gaza YMCA and YWCA of Palestine in order to express their needs and the issues that are important to them. The media training will result in one photograph exhibition each year. It is being envisaged that these photographs will not only reflect upon the needs of the youth but will also highlight relevant social, political and economic issues being faced by the youth in Palestine. Challenging Gender Roles through Transformative Masculinity This component will focus on changing youth and adults’ views on opportunities and constraints for women and men and thus reaching Result 2. It will also challenge gender roles where destructive patterns are adopted by the youth. Training on transformative masculinity will be one of the main topics and methods with the youth. The approach works with young men and boys, allowing them to question what masculinity truly means to each of them and teaching them the importance of respect and mutual understanding, to ensure that all rights are being reserved and protected. We will work on socio-political, cultural and economic skills training and education. In this, we will have a strong focus on liberation from oppression, especially for girls and young women. We will educate 8,0001 youth on various issues such as gender equality, human rights, UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (Women, Peace and Security), UNSCR 2250 (Youth, Peace and Security), self-image and respect. We will also develop their cultural and expressive art skills to alleviate the negative social norms and behaviours. As part of the trainings, 400 youth and young women in particular will also be engaged in women’s rights campaigns – ‘Children and Youth for Freedom Group’- through the Violence Against Women Network and National Committee for 1325. The campaigns will highlight issues related to violation against women’s rights and male perception of masculinity. One national/international conference will also be organised as a tool for civic engagement and policy reform by the youth themselves. The theme or topic will be identified later by the youth themselves, and will be within the framework of UNSCR 2250. The YWCA of Palestine with support from the EJYMCA and JAI will implement this component. Adopting Positive Coping Mechanisms and Psycho-social Support The program interventions under this component will emphasise teaching children and youth positive and nonviolent methods of dealing with stress and painful experiences by channelling commitment and energy towards positive change for themselves and society. Result 3 will be achieved through this program component. EJYMCA Rehabilitation Program will work on the psychological well-being and coping capacities of 1,600 children and youth (13-19 years) exdetainees with the aim to liberate them from destructive thoughts, feelings and stress. We will train the youth in stress-management and stress-release activities. One way of doing this is by helping the 1
8,000 youth are the same as the ones targeted for components 1.
youth see their strengths and using these to get rid of the tension. This is expected to have a direct impact on enhancing their well-being by increasing their self-esteem, supporting them to use positive coping mechanisms and shaping a positive attitude towards life. The program also includes creating groups and educating the youth about tolerance, conflict transformation, democracy, human rights and non-violent opposition. This will help them to build hope for the future and transform them from feeling lost, hopeless and wanting to use violence. The targeted youth are anticipated to become good models for the youth of Palestine and to devote their time in changing their lives positively. In view of constant closure and recent assaults in Gaza in 2012 and 2014, YMCA Gaza will also initiate psychosocial and trauma healing sessions for 500 youth victims under this program component. These psychosocial activities will help these youth to revert to their normal daily life routine. Ending the Occupation and Sustainable Conflict resolution This component will aim at influencing political structures so that the Israeli occupation of Palestine ends and will accomplish Result 4. Organising the youth in groups is a central element to the program. Group members function as support to the individuals and together as one strong network to end the occupation. We find nonviolence resistance as the only means to our goal and 8,000 youth2 will be trained in such resistance methods. Nonviolent resistance has also proven to be the most effective way to reach the goal of liberation. One of the main objectives is educating the Palestinian youth to serve their national aspiration of independence and freedom and further the international youth to become advocates for just peace in the Middle East. The program offers a platform for youth to operate from and an opportunity to connect to and network together to help in achieving peace with justice. The youth will be promoting campaigns in their schools, youth groups and respective communities. The youth are expected to advocate to YMCA and YWCA movements internationally to increase solidarity and international pressure against the Israeli occupation. The youth will also be advocating to the Palestinian Authority, for example through annual conferences and meeting arranged by the YWCA and YMCA, where Ministers and high officials will be invited. Youth will also be made aware of and involved in existing non-violent advocacy campaigns on local and national levels, including the Olive Tree Campaign, Free Palestine Campaign, peaceful strikes and demonstration against the Israeli occupation and injustices. The project seeks to train the teenagers to become aware of themselves and their potential as well as how they can contribute to making a change in the political situation through trainings on leadership, advocacy, lobbying and campaigning. The campaign work will be coordinated between the different partners in the project, reaching different target groups and geographical areas, with YWCA of Palestine taking lead in this component. Moreover, YWCA of Palestine will also take a lead role in assisting the youth to organise two major national campaigns. These two campaigns are envisaged to raise awareness among the participating youth and other community members on how to end the occupation in a non-violent way to free Palestine from Israeli occupation. This will serve as a tool for alternative economic development. They will work to end the impact of occupation on the target groups and work to end occupation as the main cause of peopleâ€™s suffering by nonviolent resistance that engages youths. Almost 8,000 youth3 are expected to participate in these national campaigns and these campaigns 2 3
8,000 youth are the same as the ones targeted for components 1 and 2. 8,000 youth are the same as the ones targeted for components 1 and 2.
are further anticipated to indirectly influence approximately 28,900 family and community members of these youth in the target areas.
SITUATION ANALYSIS This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A fourth generation is now being born into this reality. A reality where military occupation is all they know. Given what is happening on the ground, there is no indication that Israel is changing its policies and the implications of these policies will therefore continue or even worsen the situation on the ground. Living under the Israeli Military occupation deprives the Palestinian people from having control over their everyday life and their future. This is particularly the case for youth and children. While the physical and material losses can be substantiated and their effects measured, it is extremely hard to estimate the psychological, emotional and spiritual losses and most importantly the loss of dignity and safety and of having “peace of mind”. Growing up in an unstable and violent environment affects youth and nobody knows what the long-term effect will be. Youth are the ones to build Palestine further. Post-traumatic stress and other psychological disorders are major consequences of continuous exposure to traumatic events. The ex-detainee youth who suffered detention and torture in the Israeli jails are particularly vulnerable. They have been through a tough experience and are suffering from traumas and in some cases, even physical injuries. The severe impact of political and economic deterioration and human rights violations in Palestine have become a serious issue, calling on us to address the resulting trauma, which is becoming prevalent and chronic amongst the Palestinians and is leading to personal and collective psychosocial disability, which definitely impedes social and human development. Gaza Although Israel has no permanent military presence within Gaza, it still controls all borders, sea and airspace except for Raffah Crossing, which is under Egyptian control. All movement of people and goods is controlled by Israel, and they have used its control over the crossings to impose a blockade on Gaza for almost nine years, since June 2007. The blockade has led to the collapse of Gaza’s economy. Its impact can be seen in reduced food security in many segments of the population, widespread dependency on humanitarian aid, and some of the highest unemployment rates in the world, especially in the younger population. Jerusalem East Jerusalem continues to be isolated from the rest of the Palestinian Territories, with about 520 checkpoints erected in and around the Palestinian Territories; Israel has created a devastating economic, social and humanitarian situation. Furthermore, Israel has intensified its settlement activity in and around Jerusalem in order to create demographic facts on the ground that serves its strategic goals. The West Bank Since the Oslo Accords, the West Bank has been divided into area A, B and C. These areas are not contiguous and divide the West Bank into small enclaves. Area C remains under full Israeli control, while the Palestinian authority has full or partial control over area A and B. The division into control areas fails to answer the needs of the Palestinian population for urban and regional development, and denies any prospect of economic growth. It also creates the illusion that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is the main body responsible for the lives of most Palestinians in the West Bank, even though any decision made by PA necessitates the consent of the Israeli Authorities.
Today, Palestinian youth and children comprise over 50% of the population, and it is alarming to think that if these children are not granted a positive opportunity to live a relatively “normal life” and express themselves through positive tools, this generation can become a threat, and not the solution, for peace in the future. Given this challenging context, Y Global and its local partners believe that since children and youth are the future generations of Palestine, investing well in them will ensure the creation of a welleducated, influential and effective youth generation to take a leading role within their communities. More importantly, if youth are enabled to actively participate in campaigns and other non-violent activities to end occupation, we can foster a new generation whose national identity and role is strengthened, especially in peace building. Over the last 67 years of oppression and the forced displacement of 75% of the Palestinian people, billions of dollars have been invested in development in the Palestinian Occupied territories, including Gaza, most of which has been destroyed and went down the drain. There can be no development without peace. There is no peace without true and genuine engagement of all sectors of society, especially the youth that constitute almost 30 percent of the Palestinian society. Only through this civic engagement can we build a free and democratic society that respects gender, human rights, diversity and equality.
ANTICIPATED CHANGES Goal: 40,000 youth contribute towards promoting just peace and a sustainable end to conflicts and occupation in Palestine through peaceful means. Results: Each expected result is accompanied by one programmatic theme. • Youth are transformed from passive subjects to active citizens. • Youth have transformed their perceptions of gender roles. • Young ex-detainees and Gaza war youth survivors are using positive coping mechanisms shaping a constructive attitude towards life • Youth are engaged in promoting peace and ending the occupation.
THE TARGET GROUP The program will directly target 10,900 youth (males and females) from 13-19 years old. These youth will be both Muslims and Christians. The youth will be participants in the YMCA or YWCA, school students, members of scout groups and other youth groups. They will be from various districts of West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza communities living in cities, villages, and refugee camps. In addition, some youth will also receive additional training and become trainers for others. These trainers are anticipated to reach even a higher number of youth. Secondary target groups will comprise of leaders in contact with the youth, such as staff members as well as teachers and leaders of the schools, scouts groups, youth groups and other civil society organisations’ youth programs, as their knowledge and awareness are expected to strengthen in the thematic areas of the program. In addition to the youth in the program, activities will reach community members of the partner organisations through events and campaigns. An estimated 60,000 parents, family members and community members (based on the assumption that the Palestinian household size comprises of approximately 5-6 members) will also be influenced by the participation of the teenagers in the project, its local results and the national campaigns that will be launched. Each direct targeted youth is expected to have influence on at least one more youth, which means we will directly influence an additional 10,900 youth. Since country demographics show that 30% of the Palestinian population is youth, it can be assumed that 18,000 members out of these 60,000 family and community members will be youth. Thus, in total approximately 40,000
youth are envisaged to be reached, directly (10,900) as well as indirectly (28,900) and challenged to positively engage in transforming themselves as well as their country.
LOCAL PARTNERS AND NATIONAL AUTHORITIES All the partners in this program are part of the YWCA-YMCA network. Y Global has had long-term partnerships with all the local partner organisations. The selected local partner organisations are well-established organisations with a strong position in their communities. In this program, they will be able to benefit from each other’s strengths and will reinforce each other. All partners in the program are member-based organisations with branches spread in the relevant communities in Gaza and West Bank, including East Jerusalem. East Jerusalem YMCA EJYMCA was established in 1949. The organisation runs different programs and activities, but is particularly known for its rehabilitation program, which was established in 1989. The EJYMCA works closely and partners with Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and believes such local partnerships ensure sustainability. In the past 28 years of experience, EJYMCA has been supporting and empowering youth survivors of political violence to overcome the traumatic experiences and the psychosocial difficulties stemming from the continuous exposure to traumatic events and experiences caused by the Israeli military occupation and its accompanying actions such as arrest, torture, home demolitions, movement restrictions, forced displacement and killing. The EJYMCA and Y Global share a very close and transparent cooperation history, with continuous cooperation since 1963. Our cooperation has continued with partnering in the Rehabilitation Program where we work together not only in funding, but in awareness raising, strategic processing and human resource exchange programs. EJYMCA Rehabilitation Program will cooperate and coordinate its efforts with the relevant organisations such as the Palestinian Prisoners Club and Defence for the Children International (DCI), who offer legal aid to the children and youth in prisons. It will also coordinate efforts with the medical centres to which some cases are referred to when in need for medical treatment. The Israeli Government is to be held accountable for violating the human rights and the humanitarian law in the case of child detention. Although the Palestinian Authority claims that they offer the needed services to the children and youth ex-detainees, but in reality, those young people are left alone with their trauma and psychosocial complications which will lead to enriching the vicious circle of violence, unless organisations like EJYMCA offer those rehabilitation services. Gaza YMCA Gaza YMCA was founded in Gaza in 1952. The organisation’s goal is helping children, youth and their families in Gaza irrespective of religion and ethnicity. Gaza YMCA has more than 40 years’ experience in organising a variety of programs for children and youth, including leadership trainings for youth. Gaza YMCA has strong local relations with youth institutions and cooperates closely with Palestinian Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education/Social Affairs and Ministry of planning and international cooperation. It cooperates with local organisations, such as the Palestinian centre of human rights, culture and free thoughts association, Women affairs centre, Canaan Institute of new pedagogy and United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA). The cooperation and partnership with Y Global started in 1975. Though Gaza YMCA has a long experience of leadership training and activities for youth (13-19 years), the focus on media training and advocacy through media will be new. Due to the ongoing closure of Gaza, creating alternative spaces for advocacy and sharing of stories is important to keep hope alive for young people wishing for a better future for themselves and their families.
YWCA of Palestine Established in 1893, the YWCA of Palestine is a women and youth organisation working with and for youth, young women in particular, for many years. The YWCA is a respected national NGO that has close relations with many sectorial Ministries; Education, Labour and Women’s Affairs and coordinates closely with government agencies at central and local levels. It is also an active member of the National Committee for UNSCR 1325 which is mostly represented by Ministries and government bodies, and the National Coalition of UNSCR 1325 and the Muntada for combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) and the National Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), as well as a member in other specialised networks and ecumenical forums. YWCA of Palestine’s partnership with Y Global started over 17 years ago and grew over the years. This partnership is based on the World YWCA Resolutions calling for Peace and Justice in Palestine and the commitment of global partners to help the national YWCA of Palestine to work towards a just peace, and to engage the young people in this process. At the YWCA of Palestine, the program will support different activities related to promoting the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 as well as promoting the new concepts of S2C and Transformative masculinity. Moreover, it will include national campaigns against GBV, which the YWCA of Palestine is already involved in. Moreover, the YWCA is working on building young leadership especially at local levels, and encouraging young people to take leadership positions in CBOs, local grassroots organisations as well as local governments. Several young women and men have nominated themselves for local elections with support and after receiving training from the YWCA.
YOUTH PARTICIPATION The project has been designed in participatory manner. Young people have been participating actively in designing this project through focus groups, direct participation in discussions and generating project’s ideas. The youth in the program will be both male and female. They will be chosen based on non-discriminatory criteria, regardless of gender, disabilities, religious or political affiliation. The youth in the program will be trained to be active citizens to work for a better future for themselves and their societies. During the implementation period, these young people will create and lead campaigns and activities through the participating organisations. Since all organisations taking part in this project are member-based, we also believe that the youth trained will stay with the organisations and will be able to influence other programs and strategies. All organisations have youth groups that influence decision making in the organisation. In addition to that the youth will take part in the project’s midterm review and findings and recommendations from that review will be taken into consideration in order to achieve its objectives. All the local partner organisations include youth with disabilities (economic, social, physical) in their programs. For the EJYMCA Rehabilitation Program, people with disabilities constitute one of the main targeted groups. For this program, EJYMCA will work with youth ex-detainees and not target youth with disabilities specifically. However, in case any of these ex-detainees have disabilities, they will be served and dealt with equally. In the other parts of the program, priority will be given to youth with disabilities and they will be encouraged to participate. Participation of youth with disabilities is highly desirable to demonstrate the importance of the inclusion of all in a truly democratic society. Parts of the capacity building training for the youth will be on human rights including right for persons with disability, this will reflect the project’s understanding to the disability as part of the human diversity rather than a specific group of people need to be cared about.
RISK ASSESSMENT The imposed restrictions on movement between Palestinian areas may affect the mobility of the target population, particularly when organising for national activities. Another risk is increased
violence, especially targeted against youth (who have been a main target of the Israeli occupation, and as such have become victims of terror, detention, dehumanization and marginalization). Since the EJYMCA has 11 branches and teams covering the whole West Bank, this can reduce the risk of imposed restrictions on movement between Palestinian areas. Violence against women, whether political or domestic, could hinder their participation in the program. To reduce these risks, the intervention is directed towards the protection and empowerment of women and youth. Through leadership, human rights and awareness trainings, we will help them lobby for change, expose discrimination and violation of rights, and engage in peace building of Palestine. If the political situation changes, or in case any closures are imposed on the Palestinian cities, a change or delay in the program might be necessary. For example, if the Bethlehem-Jerusalem checkpoint gets closed by the Israeli army, teenagers from Jerusalem would not be able to come to West Bank areas for training or to join field-trips. In such cases, the activities will have to be implemented separately in each area. Changes in the situation might lead to parents being hesitant to allow the youth to participate in the activities. Through the different YMCA and YWCA local associations, we are present in all implementing areas. Though national program and activities may be postponed or cancelled due to political change and closures, activities within the different areas will not be affected. The situation in Gaza remains very uncertain and volatile due to Israeli effective control of access of people and goods in addition to the political rivalry between the Palestinian fractions. A full-scale war, shortage of goods and rise of prices may contribute to delay in implementation. However, Gaza YMCA has experience working in difficult situations and as their premises work as a safe space for young people, the participants would most likely return to the YMCA as the situation gets better. When we mobilize youth to work for just peace in Palestine there will always be some risk involved. However, the program will have a strong focus on minimising these risks, especially as we are dealing with youngsters. For example, we will ensure that political events happen in safe spaces where we do not risk confrontation with the Israeli military or settlers. Our local partners have a long experience in organising protest activities, such as vigils and demonstrations, in a safe way. The training will also include how to plan activities in a way that ensures their safety. This includes training in assessing risk, different creative non-violent resistance methods and how to act if they do end up in a dangerous situation. This allows them to be engaged and make a difference without the need to be in direct conflict with the Israelis.
BUDGET Palestine YWCA East Jerusalem YMCA Gaza YMCA
8,980,000 5,500,000 1,600,000
Administration (5 %)
Partners Follow up â€“ YWCA-YMCA Global (8 %) Total budget
APPLYING ORGANISATION(S) Organisation and competence Y Global has a team of highly qualified and experienced staff of about ten people. Through Youth in Action (European Voluntary Service) and other projects, we also include volunteers and short-term staff for more specific projects. Alongside our strategic development work, we also have extensive and long-lasting experience within the areas of global education (nord-sør informasjon) and youthexchange. We receive funding from Norad and Fredskorpset for this part of our work. As being part of the national movement of YWCA-YMCA in Norway, we also work closely with the two Norwegian member-organisations (Norges KFUK-KFUM and Norges KFUK-KFUM Speidere), in particular on issues such as global education and fundraising-campaigns developed for their respective youth-members. Examples to be mentioned are the joint fundraising-campaign Globalaksjonen, Free Palestine and the Stop Poverty campaign. The two organisations have an extensive national network and a total of 120 staff on national, regional and local levels. Y Global is a flexible organisation and arrange events together with the member organisations. Examples are Landsleir which takes place every four years and have more than 5,000 participants and Spekter which happens every year and have more than 1,000 participants. The events are normally organised by experienced youth volunteers and supported by staff. Through the youth exchange programs and other initiatives, Y Global also has experience with planning and performing national information tours with and for young people on related issues. Y Global’s partners are members of the YWCA-YMCA global network. The local YWCA and YMCA partners are well-established organisations in their respective local communities that help to ensure a high level of local ownership and participation. This creates a balanced, equal and mutually enriching relationship between Y Global and our local partners. Furthermore, the fact that Y Global’s local partners are within the YWCA-YMCA “family” implies that funds are transferred directly. Y Global’s Partner Selection Principles emphasise solid and long-term partnerships and state that the collaboration with most of our current partners have lasted for decades. Y Global conducts regular visits to partner organisations to discuss on how to develop the program work. Our partners are invited to Y Global’s Advisory Council every second year, in which partners contribute to develop themes and methods of our current and future organisational strategies. Expertise and experience with youth participation Y Global actively involves young people in shaping program, as they are the primary target group for our organisation. The goal and purpose of everything Y Global does is to empower youth and work for a constructive influence on policy frameworks, as this lays the foundation for respect for their human rights. Youth participation is also a central crosscutting theme in Y Global’s strategy. Youth participate at all levels and in all projects/programs. Youth leadership is a guiding principle in the way decisions are made in Y Global. In 2012, youth led advisory bodies were established for each of the four thematic areas; Just Peace, Environmental Justice, Democratic Rights and Economic Justice. The role of these groups is both to influence decision making in the organisation, train others and to take a lead role in the advocacy work. In international conferences such as the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the Climate Change Conference, Y Global and their partners have a strong participation of young people. Side events, meetings with politicians, advocacy work and social media is often some of the tasks and responsibility the youth have.
In addition to this, we work on structural changes within our organisations to increase youth participation. In the beginning of 2018, Y Global and YWCA of Palestine will release a report on youth participation in Palestine in general and at the YWCA in particular. This report will help guide our work to increase youth participation in all decision levels. All the selected local partners for the proposed program also work closely with and for the youth in Palestine. The youth do not only benefit from the partnersâ€™ project interventions, but are also involved in all programmatic activities â€“ including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Procedures for monitoring and control Following up of programmes is done by agreed upon reports as well as regular monitoring visits. Standardised output and outcome tables have been implemented for all projects to facilitate the reporting of each project and measure results achieved in relation to targets set out from the beginning. Each partner defines indicators adapted to their own context. Reports are reported on a bi-annual basis including narrative comments on progress and challenges. The partners are responsible for the follow-up of the results of their individual projects. Y Global will verify and run some participatory assessments, such as running a small trial of the Most Significant Change, while visiting for project follow-up. In general, external evaluations are commissioned to evaluate larger and strategic programmes by the end of the implementation period. Y Global is supporting the development of the partners planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) with capacity development when needed. Lessons learned are systematically gathered after travels, trainings and other meetings. Being a small organisation, the lessons are easily shared and implemented for improvement. Y Global aims at being a learning organisation open for improvement, and prioritize time and resources to follow up on lessons learned and new initiatives. Y Global is committed to a zero tolerance for fraud and corruption. Y Global has, therefore, developed an anti-fraud and corruption policy that all partners are required to adhere to. Y Global has developed guidelines for financial management for the office in Oslo. The guidelines include: description of adherence to general standards, definition of responsibility and signatories, overview of guiding documents, deadlines for deliverance of key documents such as budgets, reporting to external actors etc. It also includes overview of daily routines and specifications on how to run these, such as accounting and salary, overview of key accounts and process for accounting income and costs as well as the balance sheet and finally guidelines on the budget and year-end processes. Partners annually submit project audits as well as their full organisational audit. The auditor will run an assessment checking specific areas defined by Y Global. The assessment identifies gaps from the standards that Y Global has defined as good standard for financial management. Sheets for follow-up accompany the assessment. The assessment is an addition to the auditorâ€™s standard management letter. Y Global staff is further assessing partners during visits. The financial assessment should always be part of the programme when visiting.
ODW 4 years
ODW 4 years
Share of admin
Share of personnel/Yglobal
Investments Travel Conferences Events and campaigns Technical Follow-up Trainings Equipments Monitoring and evaluation Psychosocial support Total Operational cost Personnel cost Salaries incl social cost etc Consultants, honorarium Training of staff Total Personnel Administration Office cost Audit fee Total Admin cost
849,120 415,000 1,307,360 1,383,246 3,494,424 93,990
450,000 3,569,680 11,112,820
3,436,310 141,100 277,520 3,854,930