The Palestinian Industrial Capacity Development Centre (PalPro)
The Jericho Agro-industrial Park (JAIP) hosted a newly constructed Industrial Capacity Development Centre in the city of Jericho, Palestine. The centre offered ICT solutions and training, quality control and certification, workspace and support, and business development services to regional and national SMEs and startups. It specifically provided support to companies and entrepreneurs within the agri-food value chain, water sector, and the renewable energy sector.
Leaders International supported the centre in developing the technical, operational, and institutional groundwork and identifying a useful business model to serve existing SMEs and startups. This support primarily took place through the development of a robust organizational and management structure, including an ICT services unit, startup-support unit, and business development services unit; all of which ensured both enterprise development and innovation.
November 2020 – November 2021
UNDP and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)