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    • INFLUENCING & INVESTMENT MECIS ECONOMIC JUSTICE COMMUNITY 0F PRACTICE LEARNING WORKSHOP GAZA TEAM MARCH 17-20, 2014
    • Page 2 • 365 sq. Km • 1,7 million inhabitants • 80% aid dependents in 2013. • 38% unemployment in 2013. _______________________ • Israeli Occupation 1967. • Hamas Taking over 2006. • Israeli Blockade since 2007 • Tunnels Economy since 2007. • Sea & land Access Restricted Area (ARA). • Escalations ...2008 & 2012
    • Page 3 Main problems and the underlying cause (s) of these problems. Weaknesses of the dairy, agriculture and ICT market systems for small- scale producers and women. Cross cutting: Support: Labour and management skills, Lack of information Blockade: Limited access and movement of goods and people Supply: Weak quality of products and services, Marketing: Lack of marketing Delivery capacity , Limited local market size, Customer behaviour, Market demand, Lack of export culture. Enabling business environment: Weak quality and standards of products and services, Quality of regulation.
    • Page 4 SECTION II: WHAT DID YOU DO? CONT’D Consumer Farmers & livestock owners Small-scale processors Gazan youth Sector- representat ives Decision makers
    • Page 5 BUY LOCAL CAMPAIGN IN GAZA Goal: To raise awareness among the value chain market players including public consumers regarding the benefits to the local economy when buying local products and in particular dairy and fresh vegetable products. SO 1: The campaign will target audience of at least 50,000 consumers in the Gaza Strip. SO 2 : Evidence a change in the perceptions and buying habits towards the purchase of locally produced products for at least 5,000 local consumers in the Gaza Strip.
    • Page 6 SECTION VI: LEARNING AND RECOMMENDATIONS • How could you change what you are doing in future? • Such a developmental project should be more resourced. • Targeting realistic policy issues will ease achieving preferable changes at local, regional and international level. • Resourcing MEAL, Advocacy and gender ensures keeping project intervention on track and ease the realization of the theory of change. • Significant mainstreaming for gender and aiming high for women.
    • Page 7 SECTION VI: LEARNING AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONT’D • With the benefit of hindsight, what should you have done differently? • More involvement for projects’ partners in planning and MEAL activities. • Advocacy activities should be lead by a comprehensive strategy clarifying: policy issues, tactics and targets. • Early design for the exit strategy. • Regular review for what we are doing, learning and prompt reactions. •
    • Page 8 SECTION VI: LEARNING AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONT’D • What advice would you give to someone facing a similar situation? • Within the early start of the project to dedicate significant duration as inception phase in order to ensure participatory and comprehensive planning for: Delivery, Gender, MEAL, Advocacy and Partnership.