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The NGO Development Centre hosts high-level Agence Française de Développement delegation for visit to development projects in the Jordan Valley
On Monday 20th of December a joint delegation from the NGO Development Center (NDC) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) visited two ecological development projects in the Jordan Valley. NDC’s Director Ghassan Kasabreh and Project Officer Saed Quzmar were joined by AFD’s Palestine Director Herve Conan, Jacky Amprou (Head of Mission), Hani Tahan (Head of Project), Marie-Pierre Nicollet (Director of Mediterranean and Middle-East Department) and Marike Gleichmann (Country Desk Officer for the Palestinian Territories and Jordan). The two projects visited by AFD and NDC are funded under the PNGO IV Project. PNGO IV is a ground breaking funding and capacity building initiative managed and implemented by NDC and funded by AFD and the World Bank. Focusing on service provision, PNGO IV offers support to the Palestinian NGO sector through the dissemination of grants, targeted organizational capacity building and mentoring schemes. Partnering with organizations in the Jericho Governorate, NDC has direct access to some of the most vulnerable Palestinian communities. The brutal reality of Israeli land appropriation further emphasizes the importance of innovative agricultural projects in the Jordan Valley.