Stories


Strengthening National Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction

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…  


Pathways for Peace

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…  


BAQALAS: Families, Food & Futures Created

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…  


Jordan's New Female Software Engineers

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…  


Sustaining Peace at the Local Level

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…  


“We have found our entrepreneurial spirit.”

Aimed at enhancing livelihoods, improving job opportunities and strengthening social cohesion in Irbid, UNDP’s Skills Exchange project engaged 89 young Jordanian men and women trainees, and 48 Syrian…  



Dar Nemeh’s humble beginning

Women-led Dar Nemeh project aids poverty in Ajloun area  


Soaring Birds & Waste Management: Al Ekaider Landfill is a Birder’s Heaven

The white storks, and other kinds of soaring birds, use Al Ekaider landfill as a migration stop because it is rich with resources  


Mafraq Manure Treatment Factory Tackles Animal Waste Issue

What is most important is that women are enabled to take control of their lives. When they work and earn the money themselves to bring home, they become empowered  

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