Our Stories

  • A dream comes true

    Mariam Al-Fares, one of the successful small businesses of “Promoting Local Economic Development Programme in Jordan” which is funded by the European Union, managed by the Ministry of Interior and implemented by UNDP.

  • A dream comes true

    Mariam Al-Fares, one of the successful small businesses of “Promoting Local Economic Development Programme in Jordan” which is funded by the European Union, managed by the Ministry of Interior and implemented by UNDP.

  • Ein Lahda Camp: Up and Coming Environmental Attraction
    Jul 2, 2017

    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.

  • Ein Lahtha Camp: Up and Coming Environmental Attraction
    Jul 2, 2017

    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.

  • Implementation of phase 1 of a comprehensive Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) management system in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

    As part of a Environmentally Sound Management of PCBs equipment and materials, a technical training workshop was carried out during the period from 16 to 20 September supervised by International Consultant and the PCBs project team. The workshop consists of theoretical, practical and site visit addressed controlling PCB equipment and PCB contaminated materials. Participants from all project stakeholders specialized in Electrical Plants and heavy industries that were provided with the necessary training on best practices and techniques for knowledge on the PCB inventory through stimulating expanded sampling and testing of equipment.

  • Jurf Al Darawish Women’s Association Challenges Norms, Empowers Community
    Jun 10, 2017

    In an explicitly poor “Jurf Al-Darawish”, 30 minutes away by car from the city of Tafileh, a voluntary-based women association is doing its best to make a difference in the lives of the local community, especially women, despite of resistance from society and the difficult economic situation.

  • Mainstreaming Marine Biodiversity Conservation Into Coastal Zone Management In Aqaba

    The most significant feature of Jordan’s marine environment is the coral reef ecosystems. Reefs in Jordan are among the most threatened in the Red Sea because they are shallow, easily accessible, and adjacent to a major population and industrial centre.

  • Sarbys Centre: Working with Local Community to Preserve Heritage
    Aug 14, 2017

    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.

  • Small Grant…Unmatched Zeal
    Jun 5, 2017

    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.

  • UNDP Jordan supports the Ministry of tourism & Antiquities to take the first step towards tourism transition into green economy

    One of the new initiatives UNDP Jordan will implement is establishing a Tourism Green Unit (TGU) in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity (MOTA), which will be done through “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in Tourism Sector Development in Jordan (BITS) project”, supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF)