SESRIC supported the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) in the publication of the Palestinian Expertise Guidebook: “Yes, Palestine Can”
Date: 17 September 2020

The Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA), with the support of SESRIC, published a guidebook titled “Yes, Palestine Can” in order to demonstrate the Palestinian expertise in specific domains within the framework of south-south and triangular cooperation. SESRIC undertook the translation, page design, layout and printing of the guidebook.

The State of Palestine has been a recipient of development aid and assistance for a long time. The Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA), as the main public diplomacy tool for the State of Palestine, was established in 2016 as an expression of gratitude and payback to the international community for their continuous support.

“Yes, Palestine Can” guidebook aims at giving insight into the role of the PICA in transferring the “resilience experience” through development and humanitarian assistance by dispatching competent Palestinian human resources from inside the State of Palestine and the diaspora to contribute in the implementation of UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the OIC-2025 Programme of Action. Additionally, PICA aims at fostering investment opportunities for Palestinian Private Sector and deploys the Rapid Response and Rescue Team (PRRT) to contribute to international community’s efforts in facing different challenges.

The Guidebook includes chapters to exhibit Palestinian expertise in the following domains:

  • Health
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Technology and Communications
  • Energy
  • Statistics
  • Education
  • Media
  • Local Governance
  • Public Administration and Public Policy

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