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Back NDC Holds a Two-day Rapid Needs Assessment Workshop for Palestinian NGOs in the Gaza Strip
On March 3 and 4, the NGO Development Center (NDC) held a two-day rapid needs assessment workshop for 47 Palestinian NGOs working in the sectors of Health and rehabilitation, Agriculture, Social Services and Education at the Roots Restaurant in Gaza City. It is important to note that this was the first needs assessment for and by local Palestinian NGOs since the Israeli offensive which began on December 27, 2008. The mechanism applied focused on sector working groups and included the following points of discussion: role of NGOs in service delivery, preparedness of NGOs in the current situation, capacity and capability of NGOs to absorb additional funding and to implement additional programs, the need of each sector by priority, immediate and intermediate interventions with an emphasis on quick start, and the possibilities of cooperation and coordination.