UNOPS

22/01/2015

UNOPS and KOICA support education in Palestine

A new computer lab has been officially opened at Al Quds Open University. The equipment for the facility was procured by UNOPS and funded by Korea, and will enable students to access up-to-date software and learning opportunities.

UNOPS Country Director in Jerusalem, Nick O'Regan and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Resident Representative, Mr. Young-Woo Kim, recently participated in the opening ceremony of the 'Korean Computer Lab' at the Jenin branch of Al Quds Open University. Equipment for the computer lab was procured by UNOPS and funded by KOICA, and will enable students to access contemporary education software and other modern technologies. This will facilitate the learning process and encourage students to be creative and innovative. UNOPS is leading several initiatives related to developing education in Palestine, as part of its commitment to national capacity development.

Mr. O'Regan said in his speech that "We are very proud to assist KOICA in their support for a modern education system for Palestine, and equally proud to be supporting such an esteemed institution as Al Quds Open University." He added that "KOICA and UNOPS have committed to procure the equipment through local suppliers to ensure this is an entirely national initiative and one that also benefits the local private sector; a stakeholder equally important to the development of a viable Palestinian State."