Our Stories

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Learning Through Play for Al-Dlail’s Children
    May 16, 2017

    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.

  • Life-Changing Opportunities For Women Participating in the Skills Exchange Project
    May 22, 2017

    Through UNDP’s project Skills Exchange Between Syrians and Jordanians, which is funded by the European Regional Development and Protection Programme, Rana Aqqad and Dina Shdeifat met and bonded; a Syrian mentor and a Jordanian mentee who are now close friends learned from each other valuable life and work lessons.

  • 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.

  • Nadia: From a household to an owner of a small utensil shop
  • New Municipal 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.

  • 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.