Stories


Participant in Livelihoods & Employment Programme Inspires Political Participation…Empowers Youth

A young woman’s inner journey is empowering women in Hashmeyeh — Zarqa governorate in more than one way. 36 year-old Ahlam Al-Zyoud loves a challenge; she has been actively involved in her community…  


“The Golden Touch” Project: Innovating Embroidery to Help Local Women

In a workshop that is based close to the main market area in the city of Ajloun, a group of local women from different ages has been gathering together every day to get a professional training in…  


Women Association in Ajloun Creates Jobs.. Empowers Community

While women in many rural areas in Jordan are still practicing the traditional ways of home food processing, a group of ambitious local women in Ebbin - Ajloun, are working hard to turn this process…  


Small Grant…Unmatched Zeal

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…  


Sarbys Centre: Working with Local Community to Preserve Heritage

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…  


Jurf Al Darawish Women’s Association Challenges Norms, Empowers Community

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…  


Ein Lahtha Camp: Up and Coming Environmental Attraction

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…  


UNDP and PDTRA establish an early warning system for flash floods

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) launched on August 20th an "Early Warning System for Flash Floods" in Petra and Wadi Mousa. The launch comes as part of UNDP’s support to the Petra…  


Jordan to become first Arab country free of minefields

Today, Jordan marked a historical milestone. It is the first country in the Middle East to meet the deadline set by the Ottawa Mine-Ban Treaty and declare itself free of minefields. The Northern…  


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…  

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