MATEEN is the Kingdom of Jordan's first and largest non-profit network focused on strengthening and building civil society. Created in 2016 as part of UNDP's Community Cohesion Grant Mechanism programme (CCGM), Mateen supports over 50 community-based organisations through grants.
Amman, March 27th – The United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Environment signed an agreement on Wednesday to implement the “Improving Livelihoods of Sheep Owners in the Jordan Badia” project.
Natural disasters continue to increase worldwide, delivering unprecedented devastation to communities, economies and habitat. Globally, their frequency has doubled since the 1980s; in this region they have nearly tripled. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is a nation specific, long-term process and an integral part of country development.
For years, communities in Jordan and around the world have watched helplessly as their youth are drawn into violence. Once ensnared, the loss of these young people represents an abandonment of potential and a major obstacle to robust and healthy community development. Redirecting youth toward positive engagement that benefits the individual and the community becomes paramount.
Amman, the cosmopolitan capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, is home to the UNDP’s Capacity Building and Employment in Digital Sector for Women programme, an integral part of UNDP’s Women Economic Empowerment Project. Created in 2016 and in partnership with ReBootKamp (RBK), its curriculum offers a four-month intensive training program in software engineering for up to 30 women from a variety of backgrounds.
In an effort to support vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees, whilst invigorating the Irbid, Zarqa and Amman governorates in the Kingdom of Jordan, UNDP’s Baqala programme, in partnership with Unilever, develops sustainable livelihoods through skill-building, internships and employment. Featuring on-the-job training at convenience stores, (‘baqalas’ in Arabic), 90 people thus far have learned the basics of running a retail business, from inventory control to management and marketing. These skills dramatically improve their prospects at long-term entrepreneurship and employment. The following illustrate a sampling of the programme’s successes.

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