User distribution by Country
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Argentina 1
Canada 2
Denmark 1
Egypt 7
Entire Middle East 1
France 1
Germany 1
India 3
Japan 2
jordan 4
kenya 1
Kuwait 1
Lebanon 30
Netherlands 2
Nigeria 1
Other 9
Pakistan 1
Palestine 3
Palestinian Authority 1
Philippines 1
Saudi Arabia 4
South Africa 2
Spain 3
Switzerland 1
Syria 11
Turkey 1
UAE 6
uganda 3
United Kingdom 2
USA 13
Yemen 5
Total Registered Users: 125
Database: Project in Ramallah – West Bank

Project Name:

Academic Portal and E-Learning Platform – Al-Quds Open University

Project Description:

Al-Quds Open University (QOU) is the largest academic institution in Palestine with around 40,000 students (in a variety of fields) and 1031 academic supervisors, all spread across the West Bank and Gaza. QOU follows the open education system and is one of only a handful of Arab universities following the open system. Establishing and using an academic portal and e-Learning platform that supports the existing system is considered to be not only a viable solution to some of the problems faced in the environment but is also envisaged as an essential ingredient of current and future open and distance education services.

In addition to forming the basic platform for an academic portal, the envisaged system would allow the students and instructors to communicate, exchange ideas, ask questions in a virtual class while they are far away. It would also facilitate the activities of the university such as course management, assignments, and examinations; and form a repository of the University’s resources required for both students and staff. The objective of the project was to empower QOU’s Information Technology and Communication Center (ITCC) with the necessary know-how and methodologies to initiate implementation of building its academic portal and e-learning platform.

Database: Project in Refugee Camps in the West Bank and Gaza Strip: 1. Dheisheh Refugee Camp (West Bank) 2. Khan Younis Refugee Camp (Gaza) 3. Jalazon Refugee Camp ( West Bank) 4. Am’ari Refugee Camp (West Bank) 5. Noor Shams Refugee Camp (West Bank) 6. Nusseirat Refugee Camp (West Bank) Lebanon, Jordan and Syria were planned without any reference to specific areas where the initiative was executed.

Project Name:

Across Borders Project (ABP)

Project Description:

ABP's mission is to empower and improve the living situation of Palestinians living in refugee camps. The project allows the refugee community to establish links with the outside world and opens opportunities for refugee children to build worldwide links.
It also provides opportunities for self-development.

ABP works on:

- Setting-up a Computer & Internet center in each camp. To bring important technical and vocational skills to camp residents. In conjunction with local schools, the increased ability and familiarity with computers and related technology, which will accompany the introduction of these centers, will increase future options for Palestinian refugees.
Tailor-made packaged may be delivered such as Distance Learning (where Internet users may develop their educational level through signing up for training courses offered by CCE on-line)

- Training camp center staff to operate the computer & Internet labs to ensure sustainability

- Overseeing the creation of bilingual (English/Arabic) camp websites.

The ABP sustains, assists, supervises and monitors each camp center for a period of one year, after which each camp center becomes self-sustainable.

Database: Project in Ramallah, West Bank and Gaza

Project Name:

Birzeit University Center for Continuing Education (CCE)- Computer Training

Project Description:

The aim of the Center for Continuing Education is to develop human resources and upgrade skills and capacities of professionals.

The CCE offers courses on a regular basis and covers many issues related with computer technology, focusing on tailor-made computer training courses aim at filling the gaps in skill levels of participants.

CCE cooperates with other institutions to secure training facilities in the West Bank and Gaza for training activities outside the Ramallah area.

The CCE established in 2003 a computer laboratory in Ramallah to provide courses and trainings in various applications including MOUS,A+, MS Project and other advanced courses in web design and Management Information System.

Database: Project in West Bank

Project Name:

IT4Youth

Project Description:

The first main component of the project was to provide 14 schools and a local community center in a chosen cluster of 11 villages in the northern part of the West Bank, with the necessary computer facilities, Internet connectivity, an updated school IT curriculum and
training for teachers and trainers.

The package included structural adjustment of some schools to house the new facility, the purchase of the necessary hardware and supporting software, the training of students and teachers.

The second component involves the development of an IT regional centre in the village of Silet El-Dhaher (Jenin) that serves male and female youths from the 10 other surrounding villages, including the establishment of an IT youth club, vocational training, employability
program for youths aged 10-24 and other social/cultural activities.

A total of 6,000 youths are expected to benefit by the project annually. The IT regional centre was inaugurated in April 2003. An expansion proposal ($3 million) has been submitted in order to implement the project in the Gaza strip.

Database: Project in Jerusalem

Project Name:

Local Aid Coordination Portal

Project Description:

The project involved designing and building a portal platform for the aid community in Palestine. The portal involved both an interface for users as well as online collaboration tools.

Database: Project in Ramallah – West Bank

Project Name:

Palestinian Development Portal

Project Description:

The Palestinian Development Portal is a repository and forum of development issues in Palestine (including NGOs) listing resources, news, events, and discussions on major development issues in Palestine. Its objectives are to support sustainable development and poverty reduction in Palestine through an Internet portal for sharing knowledge, tools, and resources for development practitioners and stakeholders. The portal is seamlessly linked with, and is an integral part of, the global development gateway portal. The portal includes Topics and Focus Pages (topic-based knowledge-sharing communities). It also shares with the global development gateway portal the following:
- AiDA (a searchable database on development projects);
- dgMarket (a global online marketplace providing information on donor and government-funded development activities);
- Country Gateways (a growing network of locally owned and managed portals).

The portal is a forum for people interested in development to share experiences and knowledge, reduce duplication of efforts, and foster greater transparency.

To encourage broad local and regional participation and content, the portal is networked with country-level portals called Country Gateways, which are locally owned and managed. Already, approximately 45 countries have either formally initiated the process of establishing Country Gateways or have expressed a strong interest to do so. .

Database: Project in Ramallah

Project Name:

Palestinian Information & Communication Technology Incubator

Project Description:

Technology Incubator in Ramallah

Database: Project in Ramallah – West Bank

Project Name:

Palestinian NGO Portal Project.

Project Description:

The Palestinian NGO portal will effectively be a virtual gateway to NGOs providing support to the Palestinian Civil Society. A main portal will be designed which will house links to various services provided to both the NGO members of the portal, and to external visitors. These services include online training opportunities, discussion platforms, publications and job center. These services will remain open to change and modification according to the requirements of the NGOs themselves.

The Portal will also provide links to sub portals. These sub portals will be based on the different themes covered by the NGO members of the portal. So far there will be a sub portal for NGOs dealing with health, education, democracy and good governance, human rights, women and children, youth and culture. Each of these sub portals will house information specific to the NGOs that fall under that particular theme.

At least 100 NGOs will be assisting in the design and development of the portal. Those assisting will be the first members of the portal but all NGOs will be invited to become members. The project will begin with choosing 25 NGOs and then expanding it to include the remaining 75 NGOs. They will be carefully selected to ensure that a good cross section of NGOs is covered – NGOs dealing with a variety of different issues, as well as NGOs of differing sizes and geographic distribution.



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