Commitment to Action

Catalyzing the ICT sector in West Bank and Gaza

Commitment by

Mercy Corps

In 2011, Mercy Corps, in partnership with, Sadara Venture Fund, and Source of Hope Foundation, committed to enhance the ICT ecosystem in the West Bank and Gaza by providing technical and business training, offering mentorship opportunities, and making capital investments in technology start-ups. In support of this commitment, partners have agreed to train and mentor more than 1,000 ICT entrepreneurs and provide $150,000 in early funding to standout enterprises. Additionally, the Sadara Venture Fund commits to target up to three promising ventures for investment. Ultimately, Mercy Corps aims to both catalyze the growth of the ICT industry in the West Bank and Gaza, and make this industry a pillar of economic growth and peaceful change in the region.

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Catalyzing the ICT sector in West Bank and Gaza



Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value



Middle East & North Africa


Palestinian Territories

Commitment by

Mercy Corps

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Oasis 500, MBC Group, Bank of Palestine, Source of Hope Foundation, US Consulate in Jersualem, Bayt Com Inc, Jabbar Internet Group, National Beverage Company, PalTel Foundation, Google.Org, Sadara Venture Fund