A men picking Olives from an Olive Tree branch during a voluntary activity in the Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub is a physical space for innovation & a safe platform for sociocultural reform

A men picking Olives from an Olive Tree branch during a voluntary activity in the Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub is a physical space for innovation & a safe platform for sociocultural reform

Innovation Hub logo

“Hand in Hand” PROJECT

The Innovation Hub

From May 2015 until December 2017

About

Changes need innovation, and innovation leads to progress.

The Innovation Hub – “Hand in Hand” Project was created by the hands of youth and women from marginalized areas of the West Bank in the summer of 2015.

It aimed to further engage the younger generation and women in the decision-making processes and was a physical space for innovation and empowerment. Moreover, it was a safe platform to deeply engage in social and cultural reform.

It provided youth and women with the tools, safe interactive platforms and knowledge to hold decision-makers accountable. Furthermore, capacities of women and youth were built to participate in Palestinian public life – both social and political spheres.

 a group of women spray painting  in front of the Innovation Hub

Objectives

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Enhance ...

…  the social accountability in the targeted communities to improve the living conditions.

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Engage ...

… youth and women in cultural and structural change and monitoring performance of state bodies.

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Promote ...

… creative technical industries to allow women and youth to take part in developing their own communities.

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Encourage ...

… participation of women and youth in decision-making processes.

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Strengthen ...

…  internal dialogue between different social fault-lines.

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Provide ...

… safe and interactive co-working space to gather all social components of the Palestinian society. Specifically, refugees and non-refugees, women and men, younger generation and seniors, Jerusalemites and non-Jerusalemites and other social fault lines.

A male and female painting a table in the Innovation Hub
A man signing a book during a cultural session at the Innovation Hub
In fact, all the above Innovation Hub – “Hand in Hand” objectives are part of what we are seeking to achieve within our Social Transformation program.

Outcomes

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A co-working space ...

… for innovative action is established in Ramallah.
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Women and youth take responsibility ...

… of their individual developmental process and that of their respective communities.
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Strengthened community relations ...

… across social fault lines.
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Enhanced participation ...

… of youth and women in public life.
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Action plans ...

… that deal with the shortages of services have been developed. Needs of the targeted communities have become public opinion issues.
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Media campaigns ...

… focusing on the issues of services and the participation of women and youth are more welcomed.

We have a powerful potential in our youth!

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German cooperation logo, a partner of the project
giz logo, a partner of the project
Reform Logo - initiator of the project
German cooperation logo, a partner of the project
giz logo, a partner of the project
Reform Logo - initiator of the project
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