The proposed project aims to improve young people's engagement and participation in Jordan's public sphere by strengthening civic engagement, local dialogue, and trust in state institutions. It targets youth, particularly women aged 18-35, in the governorates of Amman, Ajloun, Karak, Zarqa, and Irbid. The project focuses on enabling participants to develop and implement their own local initiatives, assessing their needs and designing interventions independently. Participants receive necessary tools, methods, and skills through training workshops. The initiatives aim to strengthen young people's participation in public spaces, contribute to social cohesion, and promote economic development.
With an emphasis on sustainability, the project focuses on innovation, predicted impact, and upscaling potential. The initiative works with partners to solve youth-related issues in the target governorates, establishing shared interests among key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Youth. The project comprises a needs assessment, training sessions, and an online component for local education, employment, and social involvement programs. The goal is to enhance the socioeconomic status of young people and foster stability in the governorates chosen.
- Young adults, especially women, are given access to local networks and are heard.
- Local initiatives are continued independently by participants after the end of the project. Ideally with the support of their local communities.
- Participants develop new local initiatives with local stakeholders.
Young Jordanian women and men aged between 18 and 35 from five different governorates. With a focus on female participants.
Participants receive the necessary tools to participate more intensively in local development processes. In the context of their own youth-led local initiatives, participants also learn how to apply the skills and tools they have learned before. The participants plan their local initiatives themselves with the support of the project team. This hands-on-learning approach is intended to maximise the knowledge gain of the participants.
The proposed activities aim at enabling youth and women in various governorates to participate in community affairs and build long-term, creative projects. These activities include Management of social media, In-Depth Gap Analysis, and advanced Online Training Workshop. To achieve the planned outcomes, the project will collaborate with relevant government agencies and stakeholders through its cross-sectorial network such as the Ministry of Youth (MoY) through the already established six youth-friendly spaces which were established in youth centres in three governorates due to our previous project “Masarna”.