The Palestinian Industrial Capacity Development Centre (PICDEC)

The Palestinian Industrial Capacity Development Centre (PICDEC)

The Jericho Agro-industrial Park (JAIP) hosts a newly-constructed Industrial Capacity Development Centre (PICDEC) in the city of Jericho, Palestine. The centre will offer ICT solutions and training, quality control and certification, workspace and support, and business development services to regional and national SMEs and startups. It will specifically provide support to companies and entrepreneurs within the agri-food value chain, water sector, and the renewable energy sector.

Leaders International is supporting PICDEC to develop the technical, operational, and institutional groundwork, and identify a useful business model to serve existing SMEs and startups. This support will primarily take place through the development of a robust organisational and management structure including an ICT services unit, startup-support unit, and business development services unit; all of which will ensure both enterprise development and innovation.

Duration

November 2020 – November 2021

Country

Palestine

Partners

UNDP and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Budget

< €1m