GUPAP holds its General Assembly meeting

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The Gaza Urban Agriculture Platform (GUPAP) held the regular annual meeting of the General Assembly, to discuss and approve the administrative and financial report for the year 2019, in the presence of members of the Board of Directors and members of the General Assembly, and a delegate from the Ministry of Interior, on Sunday 21/6/2020 in Zahrat Al-Madaen Hall of the Chamber Gaza industry and trade.

The quorum for the session was announced, with the attendance of most members of the General Assembly, where the administrative and financial report for 2019 was presented, and an auditor was selected for the forum.

The general assembly voted to accept the submitted reports, and an extraordinary meeting was held to amend the articles of association in line with the vision and goals of the forum, where the vote was taken by accepting the items presented.

The General Assembly commended the efforts made by the Board of Directors and the Forum team to develop and advance the forum, especially in light of the crisis (Covid 19) (Corona), where the forum implemented a series of interactive regional educational sessions to enhance the exchange of Arab regional experiences and knowledge in the light of the crisis through the “Zoom” technique “With the broad participation of Palestinian institutions and Arab and international institutions and networks that support the rights of the Palestinian people, in addition to the participation and attendance of the UWAF Forum.

They also praised the forum’s role in enhancing the institutional resilience of the forum members, including grassroots associations, cooperatives, and local committees, by encouraging creative community initiatives to enhance the resilience and sustainability of the agricultural sector and its local products.

This meeting comes to enhance the institutional resilience of the Forum within the efforts and activities made by the Forum for agricultural policies and practices that enhance resilience and food sovereignty in Palestine, by influencing agricultural policies and advocating for the rights of Palestinian farmers and the rights of women farmers and entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector, and to facilitate women’s access to natural resources and markets And production materials, in addition to promoting and sustaining small and micro enterprises because of their important role in supporting the local economy and contributing to achieving self-sufficiency and resilience to the occupation and blockade policies.