Category Archives: Projects

The Mediterranean as an Innovative, Integral and Unique Destination for Slow Tourism Initiatives [Under Progress]

The Mediterranean as an Innovative, Integral and Unique Destination for Slow Tourism Initiatives

The project is co-financed by the European Union under the 2014-2020 ENI CBC “Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme”. It is implemented in Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine, through a partnership of 8 complementary organizations, over a period of 36 months. The project will deliver a network of 26 new ST products/experiences; the so-called “Med Pearls”.

Med Pearls is a cross-border project aiming at internationally positioning the Mediterranean as an integral destination of quality and excellence for Slow Tourism (ST), by accelerating innovative initiatives built from public & private cooperation. ST invites travelers to enjoy tourism at a reduced pace. An approach to tourism which is sustainable and responsible, which allows to discover new destinations while respecting them and having direct contact with local communities.

Med Pearls Objectives:

  • To switch a more sustainable and competitive tourism model based on innovation, diversification, deseasonalization and inclusiveness while contributing to the local economy development.
  • To enhance the international visibility and reputation of the Mediterranean as an integral destination of quality and excellence.
  • To foster the creation of new Slow Tourism products coming from local tourist agents and integrating cutting-edge ICT innovativeness, developed by Mediterranean start-ups and entrepreneurs.

12 Women

24 Women

20 Companies

startups and entrepreneurs were supported.

were placed in 3 months internship programme.

participated in the demonstration of the study “Gender Based Violence and Discrimination in the Workplace”

Reducing Gender Inequalities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories [Under Progress]

Reducing Gender Inequalities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

PICTI in partnership with Alianza Por La Solidaridad (APS), Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WATC), Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA), The Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA) are implementing this project (2019 – 2023) which is funded by The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

The specific objective of the project is “Contribute to recognition and full exercise of a Right to Life free of Violence and Economic Rights of Palestinian women in West Bank (Area C) and Gaza”. The intervention is designed with a multisectoral approach including 3 action lines that are complementary and that will be all implemented both in West Bank and Gaza. On the one hand, the program will strengthen protection systems for women survivors or at risk of GBV. Complementarily, the program will promote actions to allow their economic autonomy and labor insertion of women in non-traditional economic sectors. Finally, the program will reinforce women organizations capacities for advocacy and their full exercise of active citizenship.

PICTI’s Main Achievements:

10 Women

40 Women

35 Companies

startups and entrepreneurs were supported

were placed in 4 months employability programme

participated in a 2 days’ workshop on the “Elimination of Violence and Discrimination in the World of Work”

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The First

Campaign

were trained on the basic use of the internet and its applications

women-led summit titled “Women Reclaiming Their Economic Power – Women of the Future Summit”

“Your Power, Your Rights”

Strengthening Digital Media and Information Competencies in Times of Covid-19 [Finished]

Strengthening Digital Media and Information Competencies in Times of Covid-19

PICTI, implemented the project “Strengthening Digital Media and Information Competencies in Times of COVID-19, in support with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)”.

This project aimed to allow Palestinian citizens to have the necessary media and information competencies to use digital spaces safely and ensure that they are protected against misinformation in general and specifically about COVID-19.

The objectives of the project included improving the populations, especially marginalized groups of citizens, competencies of the safe use of digital technologies and applications. The project also aimed to increase the awareness of Palestinian citizens regarding the mechanisms and effects of systematic disinformation and fake news in the context of COVID-19 as well as regarding strategies to critically assess information and sources on the internet.

Implemented Activities:

  • Digital Literacy Training Workshops:
    Develop, implement and maintain Vocational digital literacy training workshops which was able to reach 533 individuals, across the 4 targeted groups:

184

113

121

115

Women with no academic background

Women running a household and raising children

Youths from marginalized communities

Municipality staff

  • Print and distribute 2,435 digital awareness Kit-Books (609 Kit-Book/ Activity).
    The Kit-books were developed as a guideline on digital literacy basic skills, targeting the 4 aforementioned groups. The Kit-books focused on introducing the available online tools and platforms in various sectors, on understanding the mechanisms and effects of systematic disinformation, and covered the different aspects of awareness raising in terms of basic digital skills and access to digital resources by using the E-content properly

  • Launch of Awareness Digital Literacy Media Campaign.
    The Media campaign reached 2,241,555 through multimedia platforms including TV, radio, news reports, and online platforms, raising awareness and strengthening Digital Media and Information Competencies in Times of COVID-19. This activity included 4 TV episodes of “Digital Window-Nafitha Raqmeya” talk show, 10 TV episodes, 20 awareness raising online spots, as-well-as 10 radio spots focusing on a variety of topics and targeting the different groups of society, all under the umbrella of Digital Literacy.

Palestinian Women Enjoying their Economic Rights and Promoting Social Change [Finished]

Palestinian Women Enjoying their Economic Rights and Promoting Social Change

Palestine Information and Communication Technology Incubator (PICTI) in partnership with Alianza Por La Solidaridad (APS) and Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WATC) implemented the project “Palestinian Women Enjoying their Economic Rights and Promoting Social Change” funded by Generalitat De Valenciana.

The overall objective of the project focused on strengthening the role of women in the promotion of an inclusive and sustainable economic development and the equality between women and men in Palestine.

Project Outcomes:

  • Strengthened capacities for the creation of economic initiatives for women in the West Bank.
  • Improved employment access capabilities of women survivors or at risk of gender-based violence in Palestine.
  • Economic actors and holders of obligations in Palestine are aware and assume changes and commitments for the promotion of gender equality and the eradication of sexist violence in the workplace.

PICTI’s Main Achievements:

12 Women

24 Women

20 Companies

startups and entrepreneurs were supported

were placed in 3 months employ-ability programme

participated in the demonstration of the study “Gender Based Violence and Discrimination in the Workplace”