MATEEN is the Kingdom of Jordan's first and largest non-profit network focused on strengthening and building civil society. Created in 2016 as part of UNDP's Community Cohesion Grant Mechanism programme (CCGM), Mateen supports over 50 community-based organisations through grants.
Amman, March 27th – The United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Environment signed an agreement on Wednesday to implement the “Improving Livelihoods of Sheep Owners in the Jordan Badia” project.
Providing a framework of cooperation in areas of marine conservation, DRR, climate change and environmental sustainability.
Aimed at enhancing livelihoods, improving job opportunities and strengthening social cohesion in Irbid, UNDP’s Skills Exchange project engaged 89 young Jordanian men and women trainees, and 48 Syrian experts in a unique bonding experience. It’s part of our work within the Regional Refugee and Resilience Programme, which UNDP co-leads with UNHCR in countries surrounding Syria, and in concert with national partners and NGOs.
Amman, the cosmopolitan capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, is home to the UNDP’s Capacity Building and Employment in Digital Sector for Women programme, an integral part of UNDP’s Women Economic Empowerment Project. Created in 2016 and in partnership with ReBootKamp (RBK), its curriculum offers a four-month intensive training program in software engineering for up to 30 women from a variety of backgrounds.
In an effort to support vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees, whilst invigorating the Irbid, Zarqa and Amman governorates in the Kingdom of Jordan, UNDP’s Baqala programme, in partnership with Unilever, develops sustainable livelihoods through skill-building, internships and employment. Featuring on-the-job training at convenience stores, (‘baqalas’ in Arabic), 90 people thus far have learned the basics of running a retail business, from inventory control to management and marketing. These skills dramatically improve their prospects at long-term entrepreneurship and employment. The following illustrate a sampling of the programme’s successes.

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