All the above three points help in the
strengthening of the ownership feelings of the
beneficiaries for the action outcomes. Being so, the feeling of ownership for the action’s outcomes at the local
partner level is practically very high and will ensure the sustainability.
2. Policy Support
The present program is in full harmony and interacts in many places with the national plans. This includes the
Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP) and the strategic plan of the MOA. It is also designed to
contribute in the achievement of the four main specific goals of PARC. These together ensure the sustainability of
benefit and services that will be provided by the end of the program.
3. Appropriate Technology
In this program, PARC builds on the experience that it has gained
and accumulated during more than two decades of work in the
field. It will continue the process of technology domestication of the
techniques that that have gained and which are suitable for the level
of development of the country and can be run easily by the local
community without any significant dependence on the exterior and
without exacerbate expenses.
The training and capacity building that is provided in the cadre of this
program ensures the successful utilization of these technologies.
4. Environmental Protection
Many of the planned activities in the program aim to protect the natural resources; land or water. And the activities
with the farmers that the program encourages focus on decreasing the excessive use of fertilizers and insecticides
(environmental friendly practices), and encourage the values of voluntarism and social participation in order to
protect the environment and develop it which will be reinforced through the different awareness activities.
5. Social and Cultural Aspects
The program takes the social and cultural criteria into consideration in all its activities. such as strengthening social
solidarity , strengthening the values of voluntarism and teamwork, equity in access to resources and its management
for the benefit of the different groups: women,
youth and farmers.(volunteer work program, saving
and credit, collective purchasing..). The work that
will be started in favor of the promotion of good
governance and democracy in the society are all
a factors of sustainability in the program because
they will provide the positive environment that will
encourage the enhancement and promotion of the
values of social solidarity and voluntarisms.
6. Gender Equality
The proposed program was a reflection to the
contribution of both sexes in the different stages
of its preparation (needs assessment, choosing the
activities and planning for it). It reflects the interests
of these groups. In addition the implementation of
the proposed activities in this program will contribute to a large extent in narrowing the gender gap and inequity
in the access to resources in the targeted rural areas. During the implementation many measures will be included
to ensure more active involvement of women which will contribute to their empowerment in their communities.