This project is funded by Hanns Siedel Stiftung. It will contribute to the development and implementation of effective policies and tools that will help Jordan to reach to the climate change adaptation goals set by the Government strategic guidelines in energy and water sectors. Additionally, this project will contribute to enhancing and fostering the role of Civil Society Organizations to educate the rural areas and mobilize them to be active actors in the overall efforts. This will be achieved through the following specific objectives.
- Raise the public awareness of women and youth in Mafraq Governorate of the current situation of climate change both in Jordan and worldwide, and their role in how they can contribute to solutions in an attempt to changing people’s behaviors towards rationalizing the use of water and electricity and hence teaching their upcoming generations to reach a long run different behavior and attitude towards this issue.
This project has been awarded through Ministry of Energy and Renewable Resources. Its main objective is development and implementation of effective policies and tools that will help Jordan to reach the renewable energy and energy efficiency goal set by the Government strategic guidelines for 2020 through mobilizing the Worship Houses (including masjids and churches) in the kingdom to be important actors in promoting the green economy. This will be achieved by:
- Developing an Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Plan for Worship Houses at Jordan for the coming (10) years through Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs and Latin Patriarchate to transform them into pilot green worship houses.
- To promote the concept of Green Worship House through implementing all envisaged measures of green building at one pilot Worship House
This project is funded by the European Union and its main objective is to enable Sahab Municipality in Jordan to be a pilot for the local authorities in ENPI South partner countries to address local sustainable development challenges related to energy. This will be achieved through the following:
- Develop a local Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Plan for Sahab Municipality to transform it into a green municipality and reduce CO2 emissions in different sectors
- Promote and implement energy efficiency, energy savings & renewable energy measures at Sahab Municipality buildings as replicable pilots for other municipalities in Jordan
We are seeking foreign volunteers to work with us towards empowering communities’ members by building their capacities, raising their public awareness and promoting SMEs in the educational, environmental, health and social fields with special focus on women, youth and marginalized groups. We have two volunteering programs for juniors and seniors. For more information please download the following pdf file: http://www.future-pioneers.org/images/Volunteering-scheme.pdf
The areas worst affected by the Syrian crisis are the Northern towns and cities near to the Syrian borders. Due to the fact that these areas were already impoverished, the influx of Syrian refugees has had a crippling effect on resources and infrastructure which is threatening these communities by close eruption. By engaging both sides in dialogue the aim is to establish conversation between the two parties and educate on topics such as conflict resolution and ways to alleviate the effects of poverty. This will provide a controlled, neutral and open forum for both sides to express and overcome their grievances and ultimately form alliance between the refugees and the hosts.
Empowerment of poor women and their children within FIFA and Dibeen Communities through empowerment of women organizations there, build their capacities to be able to analyze their needs, and manage their projects, raising their public awareness of their rights and their children rights, create projects that suite these needs including materials and marketing, secure new job opportunities to enable them satisfy their needs and their family needs with special focus on their children needs. Target group will be women organizations within communities & (100-120) women divided by the two communities according to their needs.
The Azraq Basin is considered to be one of the significance water basins according to its historical, tourist, water and environmental aspects. Azraq oasis and its biodiversity around the oasis is the core for these aspects and activities. Also it was a spot for migratory birds between Europe and North Africa.
A large number of the grazing lands transformed into agricultural lands in the past years due to the underground water. As a direct result of the pumping water from the Azraq basin to Amman and the increase of the agricultural land all the natural feeding springs of the basin dried out. Dryness started in the oasis alarming an environmental disaster.
FPEC aims to support both the parliamentary and municipal electoral processes in Jordan by building the capacities of the general public with a focus on women, youth, the disabled and other marginalized groups. We work to raise awareness on issues related to the electoral process, democracy, reform and each individual’s political rights and responsibilities. By encouraging civic engagement we aim to increase the political participation of Jordanian citizens as voters and potential candidates in future elections in order for them to become actors of change in the political and electoral reform process.
The international community now recognizes the importance of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) as the most effective mechanism for enhancing wellbeing, social equity and environmental sustainability in dealing with the effects of climate change. However, current adaptation strategies are often overlooked due to the reality on the ground. The integration of different systems related to water management is a challenging task especially seeing as there is no solution to fit all problems as the effects differ regionally.
Nowadays IWRM is seen as the vehicle for sustainable development and management of water resources as it connects public, economic, societal and environmental interests. Given the continuing increase on fuel prices and the CO2 emissions negatively impacting climate change, the world is being forced to consider alternate energy sources as a matter of urgency
By September 2012 according to official figures Jordan had taken in 200,000 refugees; Lebanon 51,000; Turkey 74,000 and Iraq 16,000 since the uprising began in March 2011. Now Jordan has over half a million Syrian refugees and this number is predicted to increase to one million by the end of 2013. The majority of Syrian refugees are concentrated in the Northern cities of Mafraq, Irbid, Ramtha, Jerash and Ajloun, with many of them being hosted by Jordanian families who provide them with food and shelter.
Many of those who have crossed the border are women and children who carry with them little or none of their possessions having fled what they describe as “heavy military bombardment”. Their homes have been destroyed along with their belongings, many of them have themselves been injured, lost family members and are now alone in Jordan as a result of the conflict.