UNDP implemented five-day training course for staff of nine municipalities of Irbid and Mafraq governorates, in Mafraq

May 22, 2014

UNDP Jordan, under the framework of the “Mitigating the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordanian vulnerable host communities” project, is implementing a five-day training focusing on community outreach, from May 18th to 22th, 2014, at the Youth Library of Mafraq.

The training programme is organised as part of the project’s activity “Enhancing Communication and Outreach between Municipalities and Local Communities”, in an effort to mitigate the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the most affected Jordanian host communities. The workshop takes place with the support of the World Bank, through the “Jordan Emergency and Social Resilience Project (ESSRP)”, and engages both Irbid and Mafraq governorates in the implementation of priority activities.

The training targets nine selected municipalities, five from Irbid and four from Mafraq, for a total of 30 staff members and municipal practitioners. World Bank and UNDP experts, as well as government representatives, are also attending the workshop. During the five days, UNDP experts work closely with municipalities to review and endorse priority projects of each municipality, in preparation to the implementation stage that will take place in June.     

The workshop comes as a continuation of UNDP and World Bank efforts contributing to enhancing municipalities’ participatory mechanism, that eventually leads to more cohesive and consistent relations between service providers and community beneficiaries. It also aims at capacitating municipalities’ cadre to improve engagement with the local communities, in order to be responsive to priority needs emerging from the refugee presence. The training is also intended to sensitize participants on the importance of delivering quality services, as well as to enhance accountability at the local level.

Throughout the training, municipality staff will be equipped with the necessary skills on how to conceptualize, design, finance, and implement activities that would directly impact on local communities

Contact information


Mitigating the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordanian vulnerable host communities
Ghimar Deeb,Tel. +962-6- 5100420+962-6- 5100420 ext # 242 – e-mail: ghimar.deeb@undp.org