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.

  • 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.

  • Evaluation of "Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis" at the Annual Steering Committee Meeting
    Mar 31, 2015

    To evaluate the impact and lessons learnt of "Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on the Jordanian Vulnerable Host Communities Project", UNDP Jordan held its Annual Steering Committee Meeting at the Marriott Hotel on 31 March 2015. The steering committee comprises of representatives from the Ministry Interior, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the private sector.

  • Goats everywhere! Micro animal husbandry brings self-sufficiency to poor communities in Jordan

    “With his reassurance, I accepted the goats willingly and was excited about the idea of raising them,” says Dina. Dina’s family was chosen from amongst hundreds of other poor families to benefit from this UNDP-supported joint food and nutritional Security programme, which addresses the challenges of food availability, access, and nutrition in different areas in Jordan, including Southern Shuneh.

  • I am proud to be the first woman to open a business in my village
  • 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.

  • Jordan to become first Arab country free of minefields
  • Jordan’s First Youth Innovation Camp to develop an online game on local governance

    Youth Participation in Local Governance is a UNDP project of support implemented by the Higher Council for Youth (HCY) in partnership with UN Volunteers (UNV). The objective of this project is to increase youth political participation and civic engagement in local governance through multiple phases that will address lack of inclusive youth access to participation using an online portal and game on local governance.

  • 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.