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Peer Bullying and Child Rights Seminars

Our partner in Istanbul, Küçükçekmece Municipality, seeks to provide services for all community members to enable a better future for all. ...

Eat Healthy, Live Active

In cooperation with Kahramanmaraş Municipality, our local partner İSAR Association started implementing the “Steps to Sports” project. The project aims at ...

Qudra 2 Supports UMT In Strengthening Its Capacity

Twenty staff of the Union of Municipalities in Turkey (UMT) were trained on EU project management methodology and the EU’s Practical ...

People In Iraq Depend On Agriculture and Food Production For Their Livelihoods

Many people in Iraq depend on agriculture and food production for their livelihoods. Qudra 2 focuses on supporting employment and income generation ...

Harvest Time in Iraq

Qudra 2, in cooperation with the private sector, continues its efforts to get young people into jobs by supporting training courses in ...

Training and Work-Based Learning (WBL) for Better Employment Chances

In cooperation with our partners, 1,700 youth have been enrolled in training courses based on the work-based learning (WBL) methodology developed ...

Developing the Skills that Can Land Jobs

Mafraq Governorate hosts the highest number of Syrian refugees. In cooperation with our local partner, National Employment & Training (NET), Qudra 2 ...

Qudra 2 Resilience Dialogues #5: Providing Quality Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for All

According to a study by the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in 5 people affected by forced displacement suffer from mental ...

Towards a More Inclusive Basic Service Delivery

In Turkey, Community Support Projects (CSPs) support municipalities in making services better and more inclusive. One focus of CSPs has been ...

Training Journalists on Refugee Stories

The right storytelling can be a powerful tool in educating and informing the public about the state of the refugees, and ...

Peacebuilding Led by Women

Giving vulnerable groups the appropriate knowledge at the appropriate time is a form of empowerment. It gives individuals the ability to ...

Painting the Walls with Their Hopes and Dreams!

100 children worked together to paint a massive mural in Doueir Public School in Lebanon. The mural allowed the children to ...

Women and Children Find Meaning in Arts & Crafts

In Lebanon, the Qudra 2 programme reinforces the national protection system by supporting the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and improving the ...

Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) Provide a Flexible Response to Emerging Challenges

In Iraq, many schools are confronted with an increased number of students due to large-scale displacement. Some schools run up to ...

Colour a #BetterFuture together! – Strengthening Resilience through the Arts

Together with its partner Artolution, Qudra 2 in Jordan kicked off the “Creative Education: Strengthening Resilience through the Arts” project in March ...

Safer Access to Better Schools – Improved School Transport and Sustainable Facility Management for Schools in Jordan

Jordan’s education system urgently needs suitable school transportation services and efficient facility management. High costs and potential safety risks in school ...

Revival of Land Covered with Sadness and Despair

Muhammed Ahmed Abed Khader is a 50-year-old farmer from the Al-Alam district in Salah al-Din Governorate, Iraq. He comes from a ...

Tomorrow Will be Better – Psychosocial Support Sessions give Hope to Children and Restore their Self-Confidence

“He is no longer afraid of people around him and playing with other children. Alhamdulillah, I see him happy,” says Ibrahim’s ...

Municipalities and Social Cohesion: Dialogue and Best Practices Workshop

In Turkey, Qudra 2 supports exchange among municipalities and other stakeholders such as civil society organisations (CSOs) or international organisations. A …

Jordan – Mobile Journalism

In cooperation with the Al Jazeera Media Institute, CFImedias organised a Mobile Journalism training event, ‘MOJO’, from 24-27 February 2022. Jordanian, …

Jordan – Semi-skilled training programmes

More than 1,200 youth have been actively engaged in semi-skilled training programmes through Work-Based Learning (WBL) in cooperation with our partners. …

Jordan – Certified quality learning

Qudra 2 and its local partner, Luminus for Social Development (LMNS), started a new initiative to provide quality certified 4-month Technical and …

Jordan – Lifelong Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted all parts of society and has increased the economic challenges faced by Jordan. The Qudra 2 …

IRAQ – Employment Promotion and Income Generation

In Iraq, Qudra 2 continues its efforts to get young people into jobs. The programme supports training courses in sectors where employers …

Lebanon – Clear Planning and Evidence for Protection Activities in Lebanon 

As part of our partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA), Qudra 2 has provided a series of training courses on …

Lebanon – Recreational Activities

Qudra 2, together with its local NGO partners, supports women and children with recreational activities. Local NGO partners Abaad and Terre des …

Turkey – Community Support Projects

In Turkey, Qudra 2 strengthens the capacities of partner municipalities to deliver their services transparently and inclusively. Qudra 2 provides support to 18 …

Jordan – A Community that provides better services for all its residents

In Jordan, Qudra 2 supports six municipalities in the northern governorate of Mafraq. We support projects that enable municipalities to work alongside civil …

IRAQ

Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) – Meeting communities’ basic needs In health, water, electricity supply and education, Qudra 2 supports local governmental units …

Refugee Story Coverage

CFI, in cooperation with Al-Jazeera Training Center, organized a workshop on ‘Refugee Story Coverage’ from 26-29 September 2021. Eighteen journalists were …

Turkey – Capacity Development: New Perspectives through Learning and Exchange

Qudra 2 supports Turkish municipalities to deliver improved services to host communities and refugees through community support projects. The programme also …

Iraq – Supporting Community-based organisations (CBOs) to promote social cohesion

Qudra 2 successfully supported community-based organisations in Iraq to promote social cohesion through projects developed and implemented by local people. Capacity development …

Iraq – Quick Impact Projects (QIPs)

In Iraq, Qudra 2 has transferred the Governorate Development Facility model from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) to Central Iraq (CI), …

Turkey – “Health to your hands” – Community Projects Supporting Handicraft Production and Fighting COVID-19

In Turkey, “Ellerinize sağlık” or “health to your hands” is a commonly used phrase to compliment someone for excellence in cooking …

Jordan – Employment promotion and income generation

Qudra 2 supports refugees and host communities with various skills training programmes. Inside the Azraq and Zaatari refugee camps, in partnership with …

Qudra 2 Resilience Dialogues: Working together for Sustainable Youth Employment

Qudra 2 promotes exchange and learning among its partner countries. “Working together for sustainable youth employment,” the third in a series of …

Jordan – Promoting a Supportive Environment for Jobseekers and Recent Employees

In Jordan, many young people do not have the skills that employers require. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder …

Jordan – Software Development for Vulnerable Youth

Freelance jobs that only require a laptop and internet connectivity offer youth and women in remote areas the opportunity to access …

Jordan – Better access to income-generating opportunities through technical and life skills training

The Qudra 2 programme and its local partner, Education for Employment – Jordan (EFE-Jordan), are training 900 Jordanian and Syrian youth in …

Iraq – Kick-Off for Hands-on training for a better future in Central Iraq

In Central Iraq, Qudra 2 is replicating its successful approach to employment promotion in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Through private sector …

Iraq – Health, IT and Telecommunications: Job creation for vulnerable groups in Cooperation with the Private Sector

Jobs in the private sector are one of the most promising routes to increased employment for youth and women. In Iraq, …

Qudra 2 continues its impact through the successful cooperation with Kilis Municipality which was established during Qudra 1

Sewing machines provided to Kilis Municipality community centres to provide handicraft and employment opportunities for women are now being put to …

Online sessions on psycho-social support (PSS) are provided to children and adults through group discussions, as well as awareness-raising sessions on protection risks and on COVID-19

Together with the local NGO partners Akkarouna, Mouvement Social, Abaad and AFEL Liban, online sessions on psycho-social support (PSS) are provided …

Qudra 2 continues with its support for safe learning spaces through improving facility management at public schools

Qudra 2 will continue its support for safe learning spaces through improving facility management at public schools. Guidelines are being developed …

A hotline to provide 24-hour access to help on domestic violence

In Central Iraq, Mosul, our NGO partner Amalna provides psychosocial support (PSS) and awareness-raising sessions at the family level through the …

Sport can help people, especially children and youth to process trauma and stress

As the Coronavirus outbreak forces us to stay inside, the GIZ regional programme Sport for Development (S4D) together with the emergency …

International Youth Day celebrated despite COVID-19 challenges

The Qudra 2 programme offers structured extracurricular sports and cultural activities for children and young people to foster quality education and …

Interactive Webinars kickstart Work Based Learning Model development

To promote Work-Based Learning (WBL) as an essential component of vocational training programmes and a vital approach to employment, Enabel conducted …

Fashioning futures for women and youth

Armed conflict and violence increase the number of widowed women who have to take on the responsibility to earn a living …

Skills Needs AnalysisDemand-led training: what the labour market needs

A newly published skills needs analysis conducted by Enabel provides an overview of employment trends in the semi-skilled level within Jordan …

Jordan / Journalism training & fact-checking workshop

“Whenever we try to support social cohesion through our journalism, we need to establish a relationship of trust with the public …

Jordan / Methodology for updating local development plans launched

Qudra 2 supports six municipalities in the Mafraq governorate of Jordan to update and adjust needs assessments and Local Development Plans (LDPs) …

Jordan / Delivery of COVID-19 disinfection equipment to 6 municipalities 

With Qudra 2’s support, the Ministry of Local Affairs (MoLA) delivered vehicles and disinfection equipment to six municipalities in the Mafraq governorate …

Iraq / Congratulations to women who completed their professional development training!

In a joint effort with Koya University in Iraq, 20 unemployed women participated in a practical training on detergent and sanitiser …

Lebanon / Social Workers Receive Child Protection Training

Fourteen social workers attended the Standard Operational (SOP) Training jointly conducted by the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) master trainers …

Turkey / Sports and social cohesion go hand in hand

Şehitkamil Municipality, in the Gaziantep province in southeast Turkey, has initiated a project focusing on the wellbeing of socially disadvantaged children. …

Jordan – Software development training equips youth with the skills needed for the labour market of the future

Young people in Jordan need jobs to be able to support themselves. The challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic have made …

Lebanon – Handover of Baysour Social Development Centre

Following the rehabilitation works completed within the framework of the Qudra 2 programme, the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and Expertise …

Jordan / Work-based learning model developed

Supporting sustainable employment for young people remains a considerable challenge in Jordan. Close cooperation with the private sector is critical to …

Turkey – Counselling for a better future

As part of Qudra 2’s support to local governments in Turkey, Mersin Metropolitan Municipality established a Student Counselling Centre (MERCİ) to serve …

Iraq – From poultry farming to technical skills development: job creation in the short-term

In Iraq, Qudra 2 cooperates with local companies to support on-the-job training for unemployed youth, which is designed to respond directly to …

Jordan – EFE-Jordan and Qudra 2 promote hiring local freelancers

Education for Employment With the support of Qudra 2, Education for Employment – Jordan (EFE-Jordan), in collaboration with the Information and …

Host Community and Refugees in Küçükçekmece

Need Analysis and Perception Küçükçekmece is the second largest district of İstanbul. With a population of more than eight hundred thousand, …

Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Working women fighting the pandemic

 As the COVID-19 pandemic makes it even harder to earn a living, research on the gender impact of Coronavirus shows that …

Gender-Sensitive Media Coverage

Media plays a vital role as a source of information and shaper of opinion. Yet, women’s voices are often underrepresented, and …

Infodemic in the shadow of the pandemic

Disease threats like #COVID19 are difficult to cope with both psychologically and physically. While most people are looking for the most …