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Three Schools in Gaza Renovated with Financial Support from the Bank of Palestine - UNDP Press Release - Question of Palestine Skip to content Welcome to the United Nations عربي 中文 English Français Русский Español Search for: Home About The Committee on Palestinian Rights Division for Palestinian Rights Key Topics Key issues at stake The Quartet History Fast facts The Committee Background Bureau Membership Mandate and Objectives Areas of Activities Working Group Reports Statements Newsletters Events Upcoming Events Committee Meetings International Conferences and Side Events Delegation visits Solidarity Day Capacity Building Programme UNISPAL About UNISPAL Search Document Collection Map Collection Civil Society Overview Responsibilities of Civil Society Partners NGO Action News Get accredited Benefits of accreditation Civil Society Partners UN System FAQ Search for: Home / Three Schools in Gaza Renovated with Financial Support from the Bank of Palestine – UNDP Press Release Three Schools in Gaza Renovated with Financial Support from the Bank of Palestine – UNDP Press Release With Support from the Bank of Palestine Opening Ceremony for Three Renovated Governmental Schools in Gaza Dec 6, 2016 Students performing at As'ad Al Saftawi School in Gaza during the ceremony Gaza Strip, 06 December 2016  – As part of the continuing efforts to support the education sector in the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Bank of Palestine and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) celebrated the opening of three governmental schools in Gaza, providing improved access to educational facilities to over 3000 students. (...) “Our contribution to the Renovation of Governmental Schools project in the Gaza Strip comes as part of the social responsibility the bank is committed to. (...) Bank of Palestine is one of the largest national banks operating in Palestine with a broad range of branches, offices and ATMs.
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Score: 1432792.8 - https://www.un.org/unispal/document/auto-insert-203534/
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., Slovakia); • Review of current housing policies, institutional structures, energy efficiency policies, reform agendas, as well as the banking sector landscape in the selected Western Balkans countries • Identify opportunities for legislative and regulatory improvements, capacity building, and financing models for developing enabling environment for energy efficiency investment by HOAs • Help focusing on the principal issues hindering energy efficiency improvement by future development assistance programming, policies and regulations • Help banking industry better understand the residential energy efficiency market size, potential and risks Residential housing energy efficiency in Western Balkans Main stakeholders, main issues Homeowners HOAs & Maintenance Co’s  Ageing building stock in urgent need of renovation  Need for capacity building for Home-owner associations (HOAs) and private building maintenance companies performing routine maintenance and capital renovation  Lack of resources for comprehensive renovation, insufficient level of fees, poor enforcement of fees  Limited institutional capacities in management, financing, energy efficiency Government Sources and Types of Financing  Ministries, agencies, municipalities  Insufficient legal-regulatory framework,, poor enforcement  Lack of national housing policy or building renovation strategy  Discrepancies between state and local government responsibilities • National housing and energy related funds • Municipal budgets, subsidies • International/bilateral donors grants • International financial institutions loans • Commercial banks/credit institutions loans • Green funds and non-governmental institutions loans and grants • “Unintended” impact of subsidies, grants and soft loans  Privatization gave households their ownership over real estate in all Western Balkan countries  Multi-apartment Building (MAB) households are responsible for O&M and repair of buildings, including energy efficiency improvements.  Mixed incomes / affordability  Decision-making is difficult Analysis Revelations – obvious and not that obvious • Virtually all energy efficiency implementations has grant component to “get the energy efficiency investment engine started” – for the last 3 decades !! • Very similar in each Western Balkan country, energy efficiency investment is hindered by several complex, interrelated issues, such as insufficient legal and regulatory environment, subsidized energy prices, low capacity for implementation, banking industry reluctance • Banks perceive lending to HOAs as extremely high risk due to multiple decision- makers/accountability, HOA legal status, low maintenance fees, irregular payments, difficult payment enforcement, lack of collateral • Rehabilitation of residential buildings in Western Balkans is Euro 4 bln market - single largest untapped market with large potential for CO2 reduction, job creation, positive impact on energy poverty, housing affordability, homelessness • Such level of investment cannot be funded by only public funds – it requires private, commercially based funding, not distorting market by grants and subsidies • Complex solution must include provisions for assisting vulnerable population 5 Recommended actions and next steps Governments Continue reform in housing, energy efficiency, banking regulations Develop clear strategies in prioritizing and financing building renovation Carefully target public/municipal finance for leveraging commercial EE lending in Building renovation (grants, guarantees, support schemes) Enroll (existing/new) public agencies in promotion and facilitation Learn from best practices: Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Croatia Hungary, Baltics Donors Streamline technical assistance for policy reform Strengthen the capacities of market players; particularly the HOAs for better creditworthiness Help design tailor made support mechanisms, support in development, implementation and monitoring of high-quality projects in building EE renovation Raise awareness of all players on the benefits of EE renovation Seek targeted use of grants for improving bankability of investments, financing building reinforcement/accessibility, subsidizing socially vulnerable households Seek pooled financing by multiple donors/IFIs Financial Institutions Provide affordable, tailor-made financing for building renovation to HOAs Partner with government in setting up guarantee facilities Require elimination of distortionary grant subsidies and aim for gradual commercialization of building EE investment finance Work with central banks/treasuries to design flexible financing products (project finance, unsecured lending, factoring) Partner with private sector (ESCOs) to manage and minimize risks 6 Andrew Popelka Senior Energy Advisor, Energy and Infrastructure Division Bureau for Europe and Eurasia U.S.
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Score: 1415063 - https://unece.org/sites/defaul...lysis%20of%20the%20housing.pdf
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UNOG │Strategic Heritage Plan Renovation │ Historical Buildings RFPQS│ BLN Attachment 7 Page 1 of 2 Attachment 7—Bank Guarantee for Performance Renovation of the Historical Buildings (Buildings A, B, C, D and S) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. BANK GUARANTEE FOR PERFORMANCE [On the letterhead of the Bank] [Date] ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ “Beneficiary” ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ “Applicant” Reference: Our Guarantee No. ………………. (...) Yours faithfully, For and on behalf of [name of issuer bank] {Bank’s Official Seal} _____________________________________ Name: Title BANK GUARANTEE FOR PERFORMANCE
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Score: 1350512.4 - https://www.ungeneva.org/sites...-2_Attach7_%2BformBG_final.pdf
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. • Current solutions to high cost of utilities involve too many “flat” subsidies, cross subsidies, grants, or soft loans, causing unsustainable drain of public funds and distortion of market • Governments want to ensure affordable housing, eliminate/reduce subsidies; Commercial banks want to expand residential lending market; Industry wants to create jobs; Residents want to have affordable, nicer, more comfortable homes. (...) Development of Regional Energy Markets (DREM) - Tetra Tech  Energy sector reform, utility management, environmental resource management  Regional energy planning, trade and energy security, energy efficiency Enhancing Stability and Technical Expertise in Energy Markets (ESTEEM) – NARUC  Provides assistance in regulatory issues, developing guidelines, establishing regulator’s role in promoting service quality  Tariff design, capacity building USAID Presence Countries Additional Partners USAID Residential Sector Activities Principles • Focus on necessary legislative and regulatory changes needed to improve management of the housing stock • Commercially based approach to energy efficiency investment, limiting subsidies only to social assistance based on need • Development of sustainable financing mechanism for energy efficiency, with manageable risk for banks and affordability for the borrowers. • Practical, low risk, efficient implementation approaches USAID commissioned gap analysis study to quantify issues hindering the implementation of energy efficiency investments in multi-apartment buildings 6 REELIHs approach to supporting investments in energy efficiency in MABs Disclaimer: This graphics is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). (...) Construction Company Homeowners Association (HOA) Bank/Microcredit Foundation Technical Assistance Loan Building Retrofit Tender Energy Auditor Audit and Certification Technical Assistance Municipality Subsidy (for LIHs) MOU USAID supports development of sustainable, commercially based financing mechanism for reducing energy poverty through investments in energy efficiency, reducing use of primary energy resource and its cost. 7 Study objective, outputs and process • Gap analysis of housing sector in four Western Balkan Countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia with focus on multi-apartment building and Home Owners Associations (HOAs) benchmarked against Slovak Republic • Gap Analysis focused on three perspectives: - Housing legal and regulatory framework - Energy efficiency of building stock - Availability and accessibility of funds for investment • Findings and recommendations of the interdisciplinary critical analysis provided in the study report: https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PA00X3QN.pdf BENCHMARKED CRITICAL HOUSING POLICIES GOVERNING MAB OPERATION : • Legal obligation to form an HOA or engage a Registered/Licensed Building Management (RBM) company • Legal status and functioning of HOs/HOAs • Voting rights of homeowners and decision-making process on renovation investment • Method of creation of maintenance and reserve funds • Legal obligation to pay fees and analysis of enforcement ability and practices • Enforcement of Laws on housing and building management (LHBM) and related legislation in practice • Bylaws that regulate management/maintenance of MABs • Institutional infrastructure of the enforcement Housing legal and regulatory framework Existing legal framework overview Slovakia North Macedonia Serbia Kosovo Bosnia and Herzegovina FBiH Republica Srpska (RS) Law Condominium Act (1993) Housing Law (2009) Condominium Act (2016) Condominium Act (2014) Law on Maintenance Law on Maintenance HOAs Legal Entity Yes Yes Yes Yes, but very few exist No Yes Control Mechanism No, self-regulated sector Yes, State Regulatory Committee & Municipal Inspectorate Yes, Inspectorate Yes, Inspectorate Yes, Inspectorate Yes Laws Affecting MAB Management 75 Laws 31 Legal norms 9 Laws 13 By-laws 6 Laws 6 By-laws 2 Laws 5 By-laws N/A 8 Laws Impact Assessment Yes Initial No No No No Recommended actions on policy reform Develop policies and strategies to improve management and renovation of housing Create and offer specialized loan products/credit lines for investment in EE- integrated maintenance, retrofitting and structural upgrades Develop policy tools and support schemes for low-income households providing • Income-related, need-based subsidies for refurbishments • Social assistance for low-income households Develop building renovation strategies 26 Recommended actions and next steps Governments Continue reform in housing, energy efficiency, banking regulations Develop clear strategies in prioritizing and financing building renovation Target public/municipal finance for leveraging commercial EE lending in Building renovation Enroll (existing/new) public agencies in promotion and facilitation Learn from best practices: Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Croatia Hungary, Baltics Donors Streamline technical assistance for policy reform Strengthen the capacities of market players; particularly the HOAs for better creditworthiness Help design tailor made support mechanisms, support in development, implementation and monitoring of high-quality projects in building EE renovation Raise awareness of all players on the benefits of EE renovation Seek targeted use of grants for improving bankability of investments, subsidizing socially vulnerable households Seek pooled financing by multiple donors/IFIs Financial Institutions Provide affordable, tailor-made financing for building renovation to HOAs Partner with government in setting up guarantee facilities Require elimination of distortionary grant subsidies and aim for gradual commercialization of building EE investment finance Work with central banks/treasuries to design flexible financing products (project finance, unsecured lending) Partner with private sector (ESCOs) to manage and minimize risks 27 Andrew Popelka Senior Energy Advisor, Energy and Infrastructure Division Bureau for Europe and Eurasia U.S.
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Score: 1349447.1 - https://unece.org/sites/defaul...0Popelka%2024%20Feb%202021.pdf
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General Contractor firms or JVs need to demonstrate a maximum of eight reference projects that the firm or JV has carried out a total of at least 150,000m2 of renovation works within the last 10 years. 25 1. Bank Guarantee for Performance Section III.A.4 of the RFPQS requires the provision of the evidence of participants' ability to provide a Bank Guarantee for Performance amounting up to CHF 25 Million. We hereby ask you to clarify that, in case the participant in the PQ Phase is a Consortium, the ability to provide the foregoing Bank Guarantee can be demonstrated by one member of the Consortium or more (i.e. more than one bank guarantee) provided that the accumulated amount of applicable bank guarantees shall be CHF 25 Million. 2. (...) The SHP project budget is predominantly in CHF, therefore price submissions for the larger construction contracts will be required in CHF. 31 Bank Guarantee Attachment 7: we do not understand why you want 25 million CHF from guarantor banks.
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Score: 1332220.9 - https://www.ungeneva.org/sites...ach-11_%2BQA_v8_29-June-18.pdf
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PRESS RELEASE  UNOPS & CANADA HANDOVER NEW RENOVATED VEHICLE  MAINTENANCE FACILITIES TO PASF    Jericho, Feb 2020 ​–The United Nations Office for Project Services in Palestine  (UNOPS) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) officially handed over two renovated  centralised vehicle maintenance facilities in Jenin and Jericho to the Palestinian  Authority Security Forces (PASF).  The Government of Canada recently contributed CAD 714,335 for the renovations of  the facilities as well as for the procurement of equipment and the delivery of training  for maintenance staff. (...) “It has been a great honour for UNOPS to continuously partner with the Government  of Canada over the past few years to strengthen the PA security sector in the West  Bank aiming to promote and ensure peace, stability”, said Tokumitsu Kobayashi the  Director of UNOPS in Palestine  UNOPS director continued “Following the renovation, upgrade and procurement  activities in 2018 as well as comprehensive training conducted; UNOPS, today, is  happy to handover a two renovated fully-functioning and equipped facilities that will  be capable of performing routine, comprehensive, and emergency vehicle  maintenance services for all PASF vehicles effectively and efficiently”.    
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Score: 1288348.8 - https://www.un.org/unispal/wp-.../2020/02/UNOPSCANPR_100220.pdf
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Yes No If the answer to the above is yes, details and justifications are to be provided below (or on an attached document) that will be reviewed to determine if any such termination or disqualification would permit the firm or any of its members (in case of a consortium) to continue in the prequalification process. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……… …………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………… UNOG │Strategic Heritage Plan Renovation │ Historical Buildings RFPQS│ BLN Attachment 4 Page 4 of 9 2.4 Is the firm or any of its members (in the case of the consortium) able to provide a Bank Guarantee for Performance amounting up to CHF 25 Million in the form of wording in Attachment 7? (...) Yes No UNOG │Strategic Heritage Plan Renovation │ Historical Buildings RFPQS│ BLN Attachment 4 Page 8 of 9 ii. Renovation of heritage or high profile buildings (museums, listed buildings or other historical or protected buildings).
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Score: 1241495.7 - https://www.ungeneva.org/sites...ttach4-Questionnaire_final.pdf
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SANITAL-PIEMONTE-LATECNICA Total 2,951,230.42 Abdel Naser Import and Export Interprises Sudan Donkey carts 62,560.67 Donkey carts 62,655.05 Donkey carts 78,142.81 Abdel Naser Import and Export Interprises Total 203,358.53 Abdiaziz Adow Ali Somalia Dollow office - Lease 26,210.00 Dollow office -Lease 134,050.00 Abdiaziz Adow Ali Total 160,260.00 Abdoulaye Zakari Niger Seeds 303,676.19 Abdoulaye Zakari Total 303,676.19 ABU FULAN COMPANY FOR GENERAL CONTRACTING Palestine Hydroponic Units in West Bank 249,900.00 ABU FULAN COMPANY FOR GENERAL CONTRACTING Total 249,900.00 ACEA SPA Italy Water Utility bills 151,724.14 ACEA SPA Total 151,724.14 AFAR WATER WORKS CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISE Ethiopia Construction of Water Point in Afar Regional State of Ethiopia 102,278.12 AFAR WATER WORKS CONSTRUCTION ENTERPRISE Total 102,278.12 AFP ATLANTIDA Honduras APORTACION EMPLEADO Y PATRONAL, AFP, ENERO -DICIEMBRE 2014, PACTA 59,673.28 CUOTA PATRONAL Y EMPLEADO - AGROCADENAS ENERO - DICIEMBRE 2014 14,113.84 CUOTA PATRONAL Y PERSONAL DEL PROYECTO PESA, ENERO A DICIEMBRE DE 2014 (AFP) 93,190.08 AFP ATLANTIDA Total 166,977.20 AKUKU FARM SEEDS LTD Uganda Sesame seeds 219,730.00 AKUKU FARM SEEDS LTD Total 219,730.00 AL SABI COMPANY Palestinian Territory Procurement of Plastic Sheet - West Bank 175,358.17 AL SABI COMPANY Total 175,358.17 AL WOSTA COMPANY Palestinian Territory Procurement of Global G.A.P. (...) FOR GENERAL CONTRACTING Palestine Animal Sheds - West Bank, Metal Profile 253,976.67 MUSA ABU HATAB EST. (...) LTD Total 690,271.92 Silver Wings Travel Ltd Mauritius Travel Services 560.14 Travel Services 24,494.98 Travel Services 15,799.00 Travel Services 6,485.04 Travel Services 8,798.35 Travel Services 9,632.61 Travel Services 14,767.77 Travel Services 39,322.24 Travel Services 17,357.15 Travel Services 2,675.46 Silver Wings Travel Ltd Total 139,892.74 SOFTLAB SPA Italy Software support and development 88,030.10 Software support and development 27,086.18 Software support and development 37,231.19 Software support and development 14,883.72 Software support and development 36,662.11 Software support and development 37,099.86 Software support and development 34,760.60 Software support and development 25,854.99 Software support and development 18,673.05 Software support and development 18,673.05 SOFTLAB SPA Total 338,954.85 SPACE ENGINEERING LTD Somalia VSAT Connections 90,000.00 VSAT Connections 120,000.00 SPACE ENGINEERING LTD Total 210,000.00 TECHNO RELIEF SUDAN LTD #N/A Fishing equipment 259,200.00 TECHNO RELIEF SUDAN LTD Total 259,200.00 TECHNOGREEN COMPANY (RAMALLAH) Palestinian Territory,Occupied Animal Sheds, white secoret for roof and plastic sheet - West Bank 345,912.89 Procurement of Global G.A.P. warning signs - West Bank 8,175.56 TECHNOGREEN COMPANY (RAMALLAH) Total 354,088.45 TF CORNERSTONE INC United States Office rent 282,856.00 TF CORNERSTONE INC Total 282,856.00 TOYOTA GIBRALTAR STOCKHOLDINGS LTD (TGS) #N/A Vehicles 102,620.48 Vehicles 49,948.43 TOYOTA GIBRALTAR STOCKHOLDINGS LTD (TGS) Total 152,568.91 TRUST CONSTRUCTION Ethiopia Construction of Water Points Somali Regional State 325,436.44 TRUST CONSTRUCTION Total 325,436.44 ULTIMATE FREIGHT LOGISTICS, INC.
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Score: 1229096.1 - https://www.fao.org/fileadmin/...14/2014_Vendors_Q1_100-000.pdf
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WHO EMRO | The closing ceremony of the mental health project in the occupied Palestinian territory WHO EMRO | The closing ceremony of the mental health project in the occupied Palestinian territory Opening of the renovated acute male ward facility in Bethlehem Psychiatric Hospital. (...) The project successfully facilitated the integration of mental health services into primary health care, covering Ministry of Health and UNRWA clinics in Gaza and the West Bank through the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) - a global WHO approach for scaling up services for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders. (...) Moreover, the project initiated the establishment of mental health liaison units at four general hospitals in the West Bank, two in Gaza and one in East Jerusalem. Mental health liaison units are specialist services providing mental health care in general hospitals and consist of skilled teams who assess and manage mental health problems of patients treated in general hospitals.
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Score: 1205829.1 - https://www.un.org/unispal/wp-.../2019/06/WHOARTICLE_130619.pdf
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Plenty of it from dug wells is a welcome sight to the country’s thousands of herders and the millions of livestock they live off. (15”) Herder Batjargal – a father of four – says this recently rehabilitated well is the only source of running water his family and their 700 heads of livestock have. (12”) BATJARGAL: (Mongolian) M “This well we use for everything – for our daily use of water and for our livestock – and it is same for the other herders around this area.” (9”) NARRATION Batjargal and other herders proposed the renovation of the once-defunct well in their area, under Mongolia’s Sustainable - 2 - COMMUNITY MEETING HERDERS AND LIVESTOCK HOSPITAL NURSE AND PREGNANT WOMAN DR. (...) KHURELCHULUUN WITH PATIENT Livelihoods Project, funded by the World Bank, the European Union and the Japanese Government. (13”) The project’s Community Initiatives programme gathers rural community members and lets them decide what initiatives to finance with program funds. (12”) Under the initiatives fund, rural communities have paid for and supervised the upgrading of small but vital infrastructure projects, like the wells … and hospitals. (13”) The Mongolian town of Ulziit chose to renovate its health centres using money from the fund to pay for new equipment, beds, sheets and windows. (11”) Ulziit also funded a motorcycle for its traveling medic, Dr. (...) KHURELCHULUUN: (Mongolian) M “Before it was quite challenging because I only had a horse and it was difficult when it was snowy and rainy.” (7”) NARRATION In addition to improving their health facilities, rural communities have allotted initiative - 3 - CHILDREN IN DORMITORY WOMEN PREPARE FOOD STUDENTS EAT AT TABLE NARANGEREL ON CAMERA NARANGEREL AND OTHER STUDENTS WALK OUTSIDE SCHOOL UN LOGO funds to upgrading their education sectors. (8.5”) Fund money has gone to renovating dormitories – like this one in the Mongolian town of Bogd – where children from isolated areas come to live in order to be able to attend school. (11”) Bogd's community used their initiative funds to pay for the dormitory’s new kitchen equipment … and new chairs and tables for its dining room.
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Score: 1198247.7 - https://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1237.pdf
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