How do you track and use unused funds and resources in local municipalities? This is the question the Mawared Initiative was looking to answer. The Initiative is a partnership between the Ministry of Social Equality, the Ministry of the Interior, and the JDC Institute, with the goal of ensuring the optimal implementation of Government Resolutions 922 and 1480 and increasing the ability of Arab municipalities in Israel to locate and utilize resources.
For this purpose, it was decided to create the new role of “Manager of Resource Utilization and Economic Development ” in the municipalities, who will take responsibility for advancing these goals. Our session will introduce how the role was created, the challenges and successes along the way.