Youth participation in local governance in Jordan


This project aims at increasing youth political participation and civic engagement in local governance using an online portal and game on local governance.


What have we accomplished so far

  • Organized Jordan's first youth innovation camp with the participation of 44 young men and women. 11 females and 33 males to introduce the participants to local governance issues;
  • The use of innovative offline games and role-play were used to introduce development planning and municipal elections, which enabled the participants to brainstorm ideas on the online game’s storyboard.

Expected outputs

  • Increasing awareness among young people about local governance and political participation at local level

Who Finances it?

Donor Name Amount contributed
UNDP Democratic Governance thematic Trust Fund 150,000 USD
Project Start Date:
August 2012
Estimated End Date:
December 2013
Focus Areas:
Democratic Governance
Responsible Party:
Princess Sumaya University
Implementing Partner:
Higher Council for Youth
Project Budget:
150,000 USD
Higher Council for Youth, Amman
Facts and figures
  • The 2011 UN Country Analysis for Jordan indicates that most youth skills building and outreach programmes are still ad-hoc, small scale and mostly target young people strictly as beneficiaries. 
  • Internet penetration in Jordan has doubled between 2005 and 2009and is estimated to have hit 50.1% by end of 2011
  • The number of internet users reached 3,163 million by the end of 2010
  • 23% of households in urban areas have internet subscription