UNDP Jordan Enhances Health and Environmental Conditions of Al-kaidar Landfill
UNDP Jordan Enhances Health and Environmental Conditions of Al-kaidar Landfill

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), funded by the Government of Canada and in a collaboration with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Joint Services Council in Irbid, initiated the establishment of the first sanitary cell in Al-kaidar landfill, the second largest landfill in Jordan in the Northern region, in accordance with the international standards for solid waste cell lining, leachate collection system and biogas collection system.

From Housewife to Aspiring Entrepreneur
From Housewife to Aspiring Entrepreneur

Hoson Al-Awadat, mother of 7 one of them with learning difficulties joined UNDP’s Emergency Project (3x6) approach against all odds. She has dedicated her life to her husband, who has taken a second wife, and her kids relentlessly for over a decade. Hoson experienced an awakening when she heard about a new project in Zarqa that promises to create job opportunities and build the skills of young Jordanians. After attending an introductory session; she decided this might be the opportunity of a life-time.

Training on
Training on "Advocacy Tools for Environmental Issues"

UNDP Jordan, through The RIO Conventions project, in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment organized a two days specialized training on " Advocacy Tools & Techniques for Environmental Issues". This training, which comes as part of many communication activities & funded by GEF, targeted a group of media...

First Forum on Green Tourism in Jordan
First Forum on Green Tourism in Jordan

UNDP Jordan in cooperation with MOTA, supported by GEF, organized the first forum on " Transition to Green Tourism in Jordan". The BITS project is aiming at biodiversity conservation objectives are effectively mainstreamed and advanced into and through tourism sector development in Jordan. This three-day...

JRF & UNDP Sign Partnership Agreement to Improve Socio-economic Status and Livelihoods of Jordanian and Syrian Refugee Youth
JRF & UNDP Sign Partnership Agreement to Improve Socio-economic Status and Livelihoods of Jordanian and Syrian Refugee Youth

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)and The Jordan River Foundation (JRF) have signed an agreement yesterday, Monday, as part of the “Enhancing Access to Sustainable Livelihoods and Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees through UNDP’s Innovative 3x6 Approach” project.

Sarbys Centre: Working with Local Community to Preserve Heritage
Sarbys Centre: Working with Local Community to Preserve Heritage

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 Young Jordanians Graduate from Demand-Driven Training
131 Young Jordanians Graduate from Demand-Driven Training

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).

UNDP & MOE Kick-Launches Activities of Nagoya Protocol Implementation Project
UNDP & MOE Kick-Launches Activities of Nagoya Protocol Implementation Project

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).

UNDP Conducts Training on Transfer Stations for JSC Employees
UNDP Conducts Training on Transfer Stations for JSC Employees

Today was the last day in a specialized training program by the United Nations Program (UNDP) about Transfer Station Management and Operation for employees from the Joint Services Council of Irbid.

UNDP Signs Agreements With 25 Community Based Organizations
UNDP Signs Agreements With 25 Community Based Organizations

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.

Call For Application: “UNDP Youth Leadership Program III” “Accelerating Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development”
Call For Application: “UNDP Youth Leadership Program III” “Accelerating Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development”

Do you have an innovative solution to address a social challenge in your community? Do you want to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals? Do you want to meet other young leaders from around the country? Do you want to become an agent of change? Do you want to learn how to improve the design of your solution and implement projects that will help your communities?

Ein Lahda Camp: Up and Coming Environmental Attraction
Ein Lahda Camp: Up and Coming Environmental Attraction

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.

Small Grant…Unmatched Zeal
Small Grant…Unmatched Zeal

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.

Learning Through Play for Al-Dlail’s Children
Learning Through Play for Al-Dlail’s Children

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.

Exchanging More Than Knowledge
Exchanging More Than Knowledge

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.

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

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.

New Municipal Solid Waste Recovery and Recycling Contract Improves Livelihood of Waste Pickers in Jordanian landfills
New Solid Waste Recovery and Recycling Contract Improves Livelihood of Waste Pickers in Jordanian Landfills

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.

Launch of new Infrastructure at Al-Ekeider Landfill in Irbid
Launch of new Infrastructure at Al-Ekeider Landfill in Irbid

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...

Middle East and North African Governments have Identified Common Needs to Boost Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience
Middle East and North African Governments have Identified Common Needs to Boost Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

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).

The Art of Recycled Furniture
The Art of Recycled Furniture

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.

Eco- Toilets installed in Petra
Eco- Toilets installed in Petra

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...

JORDAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2015
JORDAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2015

This report shows that local regional disparities should be of significant importance to policy makers in their development efforts.

UNDP and MADRASATI Cooperate to Ensure Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Students in Zarqa Governorate
UNDP and MADRASATI Cooperate to Ensure Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Students in Zarqa Governorate

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

Human Development Report 2016
Youth and women among those being left behind as the Arab region develops, UNDP Report warns

Gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.

UNDP's Project Unleashed Our Inner Entrepreneur
UNDP's Project Unleashed Our Inner Entrepreneur

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.

UNDP Awards Small Grants to 9 NGOs
UNDP Awards Small Grants to 9 NGOs

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.

Delicious Food Turned Into a Fruitful Business
Delicious Food Turned Into a Fruitful Business

  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...

Opening of the Job Fair “Proud of My Profession
Opening of the Job Fair “Proud of My Profession

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...

New Country Director for UNDP Resumes her Duties
New Country Director for UNDP Assumes her Duties

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 Visit Jordan
Members of the Finnish Parliament Visit Jordan

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...