Ajyal Association for Creativity & Development (ACCD)

National Network

Shawa Square, Jundiah Building, first floor
Palestinian Territories

Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information

Ajyal Association for Creativity & Development (ACCD) is one of the leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the field of youth and children empowerment across the Gaza Strip. Ajyal thrives to improve qualities of youth who are facing double marginalization and enable them to actively play a positive role in the development of Palestinian community. Ajyal was established in 2003 and registered in the Ministry of Interior under registration number 7329, it aims to contribute at Palestinian society development through providing a series of innovative interventions and pioneering projects. with more than 18 years of working experience, ACCD has successfully forged many partnerships with international and local organizations in pursue of its mandate and achieving desired change at the individual and community levels. Over the last 10 years, ACCD has achieved a quantum leap in the quality of provided services and its responsiveness to youth, children and women concerns, needs and priorities. In addition, ACCD adopted an inclusion approach in services provision and is investing all possible efforts and resources to ensure that "No One is Left Behind".

Mission and Objectives

Ajyal Association for Creativity & Development in the Gaza Strip is a rights-based, independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to empower youth and children (women, men, girls and boys) through well-designed interventions responding to its target groups rights, issues and priorities using innovative techniques and approaches such: capacity development, skill rehabilitation, job creation and awareness raising and advocacy and lobbying by creating local, regional and international partnerships.

Main Projects / Activities

ACCD’s Strategic Niche is premised on empowering youth and children (women, men, girls and boys) through strong engagement in defining, owning and driving development efforts based on their concerns, needs and priorities. Specifically, our programmatic focus for 2022-2024 is structured around the following key areas:  Education: The skills gap between the educational services provided by universities and needs of labour markets are amongst the main challenges facing youth (women and men). Annually, around 20,000 students (50% are women) graduate from universities in the Gaza Strip. Among them, only 1% are employed at public jobs and there are no available data on employment in the private, non-governmental organizations and informal sectors.  Socio-economic empowerment: The fragile living conditions of Gaza residents have been further undermined by the deterioration in economic conditions due to the subsequences of COVID-19 cuts around the world and in particular in Palestine, as well as the cancelation of the social security support provided to 1200 families and a 30 percent reduction for the rest of the social security beneficiaries, imposed by the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) since 2018. Overall, the majority of Gaza residents are living under severe socio-economic conditions and limited access to no stable source of income.  Protection: The deteriorating humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip has exacerbated Gender-based Violence (GBV) in all its forms, including sexual violence, domestic violence and forced marriage, resulting in a continued acute need for GBV multi-sectorial services; in addition to that, the psychological conditions of different community members and specially youth and children (women, men, boys and girls) are collapsed as a result of unstable political situation and the renewed conflicts against the Gaza Strip.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

By including the objectives of the network in the strategic plan and activities of the organization.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

ACCD believe and promote the following values in all that we do: Accountability, integrity, transparency, equality, justice, rule of law and inclusion.

Additional Information
Contact (1) Full Name
Job Title
Chairman of Board of Directors
Head of the organisation