Dr. Rifat Al-Zughool, a dentist and a community activist in Ajloun has a firm belief that more awareness should be raised about the Jordanian heritage, so he decided to apply to the project “Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan” (PLEDJ) funded by the European Delegation to Jordan to start “Sarbys Centre”. His pitch was accepted and the project was launched officially in 2014.
131 youth most of them are women, celebrated their graduation in a small ceremony yesterday from the “Demand-Driven Vocational Training, Employment, and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Programme” project after they have completed the technical training in the food processing sector at the Jordan Hospitality & Tourism Education Company (JHTEC).
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) conducted an inception workshop to launch the implementation of the new project "STRENGTHENING HUMAN RESOURCES, LEGAL FRAMEWORKS AND INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITIES TO IMPLEMENT THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL” yesterday, with the support of the Global Environment Fund (GEF). The project aims at helping Jordan in developing and enhancing its legal and national frameworks to implement the Nagoya protocol. The project is concurrently implemented by UNDP in 24 countries to help in meeting the national obligations towards the Nagoya Protocol and the UN Convention on Biodiversity (UNCBD).
Within the framework of the Community Cohesion Grant Mechanism Phase II project (CCGM), implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Jordan and funded by the government of Japan and the the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; UNDP has signed yesterday cooperation agreements with 25 community based organizations from various governorates of Jordan with the aim of enhancing social cohesion and strengthening social stability.
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Ahmad Al-Saudi, 25 years, had always dreamt of building an environmental tourist camp in Tafileh. Although all the plans and studies of this project were almost ready in 2007, Ahmad could not achieve his dream until one year ago when he heard about the project “Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan” (PLEDJ) funded by the European Delegation to Jordan for the first time.
37 years old Laith Smadi was an employee at a small desserts shop in a small town in Ajloun governorate. Through the project “Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan” (PLEDJ) in Ajloun which is funded by the European Delegation to Jordan, he received a small grant for his eco-friendly business idea. With the grant, he managed to run Ajloun Forest Reserve Restaurant alone buying one knife at a time.
21 years old Dana Abu-Ryash has a bachelor degree in English Language and Literature but her thinking goes beyond the traditional track of college graduates in Jordan. She is the mastermind behind a UNDP-supported initiative in Al-Dlail — Zarqaa governorate which aims at helping children learn while they engage in fun activities that develop their creative thinking abilities.
Al-Zeina, Maha, Islam and Hanadi are four ladies who have met through UNDP’s Skills Exchange project in Al-Mafraq governorate which is funded by the Regional Development & Protection Programme (RDPP) and soon became close friends. Their friendship; fuelled by knowledge-sharing and personal interactions has paved the way for a promising business partnership between them.
New York – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.
Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly, which today confirmed him as the Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.
Jordan generates 2.2 million tons of solid municipal waste per year, growing annually by 5% of which only 7% is recycled or salvaged mainly by the informal sector. According to the National Solid Waste strategy, formalizing the informal waste recycling and materials recovery sector has become an economic opportunity to sustain landfill infrastructure, improve livelihood of many poor marginalized Jordanians and offer decent jobs for Syrian refugees and host communities.
New management buildings and infrastructure have been launched today at Al-Ekeider landfill under the patronage of the Minister of Municipal Affairs Eng. Walid Al-Masri, Canada’s Ambassador to Jordan Peter MacDougall and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Sara Ferrer Olivella. The launch...
Government delegations from 13 Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries have met to address long–term climate change challenges and to consider National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).
It took a lot of courage from Hiba Abu-Abdoh, 32 years old, to join UNDP’s Emergency Employment Project (3x60) approach only 3 months after losing her little daughter due to a medical error. She overcome her grief for the sake of supporting her family at first; later she found out being engrossed in the project has given her a new hope for the future and transformed her life completely.
Based on the success of the first phase of the ECOLOO toilets UNDP/BITS project, funded by GEF, has provided Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) with TEN new units beside the first four units delivered in the first phase, the new unit’s will help PDTRA in term of providing the toilet services...
This report shows that local regional disparities should be of significant importance to policy makers in their development efforts.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Madrasati Initiative "my school" five student clubs under the name of Masahati "my space" were established and equipped
Gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.
Mariam Banian (Um Adham), 38 years old is a mother of 6 kids who has never dreamt of being the owner of an outlet shop located on the main road of Mghayer Al-Sarhan area in Mafraq. Her husband’s disability has been always a challenge but her soaring high spirits and his support of her business endeavors lead to her life-changing experience at UNDP’s Emergency Employment Project (3x6 approach) project.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has signed grant agreements with the total amount of 525 thousand dollars today with nine non-governmental Jordanian organizations in the area of natural resources’ conservation.
Both in their 30’s, Eman a single woman and Dhayeh a widow with a school-age daughter came together by means of UNDP’s Emergency Employment Project (3x6 approach) to start their own catering business which happens to be one of its kind here in Sama Al-Sarhan in Mafraq governorate. Resilient Minds Dhayeh...
Labour Minister Ali Ghezawi and UNDP Jordan Country Director Sara Ferrer Olivella inaugurated the opening of the job fair “Proud of My Profession”, organised by the Ministry with support from UNDP. The two-day event, brings together representatives of more than 40 restaurants and hotels in Amman and the Dead...
UNDP Jordan Country Office has announced the appointment of their new Country Director Ms. Sara Ferrer Olivella, who resumed her duties on the 23rd of this month following Dr. Zena Ali Ahmad, who was the country director since 2012. Ms. Ferrer Olivella, Spanish, worked for 16 years in the UN system in general and...
Members of the Finnish Parliament (MPs) on an official visit to Jordan visited some of the Finland supported projects and activities in the field, under the UNDP programme on “Mitigating the Impact of the Syria Crisis in Jordanian Host Communities” which is implemented by UNDP since 2013. The delegation started their...