UNDP Kicks off the 3rd phase of the Emergency Employment Project (3x6 Approach) in Mafraq

Jun 18, 2016

Beneficiaries of emergency employment project-phase 3

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its third phase of the Emergency Employment Project (3X6 approach) in Hosha, Rehab and Al-Sarhan municipalities of Mafraq governorate.

The Emergency Employment Project (3X6 approach) was created by UNDP in 2013 in response to the Syrian Crisis, which has resulted in an overwhelming intake of 632,762 Syrian Refugees in Jordan, with Mafraq alone receiving about 25 percent of this number.  The project, is part of a joint program between the Government of Jordan and UNDP to mitigate the impact of the Syrian Crisis on the host communities

In May, the project’s third phase was announced through introductory meetings in each municipality. These meetings were attended by over 120 Micro Businesses and consisted of activities such as group discussions, one-on-one interviews and financial exercises, designed to measure each entrepreneur’s current business skills and future needs.

During the implementation of this 3rd phase,  UNDP with  its implementing partner, Migrate, is conducting ongoing assessments of each entrepreneur’s skillsets, knowledge areas, and business performance and will develop a tailored program to meet each business’s needs. All participating entrepreneurs will be provided with a mixture of technical and soft business skills trainings, intensive one-on-one and group mentorship, and ongoing business service support.

The third phase, which is supported by the Government of Kuwait, RDPP, CERF, WFP & the Government of Jordan, builds on the legacy of the Emergency Employment Project’s previous two stages, which supported the creation of more sustainable livelihoods for more than 200 individuals from Mafraq by providing them cash for voluntary community work, creating a business savings scheme, and offering entrepreneurial support. Over the span of nine months, these entrepreneurial individuals have, with the assistance of UNDP, used their savings and knowledge to establish micro businesses. A total of 200 entrepreneurs from the three municipalities are now supported with funded enterprises, mentorship, and services to help them improve their businesses’ management and sustainability.

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