When 4 October 2015
Where Crowne Plaza Hotel, Amman
Topic A better Jordan: CSOs views
Description of the event On Sunday the FADFED team organised a FADFED activity to contribute to the Civil Society Knowledge Forum II: “Assessing progress … Advancing change” held by USAID and fhi 360. The participants represented 100 NGOs working to make Jordan a better place. They came together to exchange ideas, share experiences and reflect in order to improve their commitment to the change of Jordan.
The event started with our FADFED to get everybody in the right mood and inspire the participants to think of change and how it can be achieved. We provided three questions on what should be changed in Jordan, what obstacles the participants and their organizations face and how they can overcome these obstacles. During the event we analysed the answers and at the end of the day Sami, the founder of Leaders of Tomorrow, presented the data.
“The variety of people involved in the event also shows in the variety of answers”, says Chris, the new intern of Leaders of Tomorrow, who was also involved in the analysis of the data. Anyway here are some of the most significant findings: When it comes to what to change about Jordan the participants laid great emphasis on education, participation of the civil society and the improving of values. They see obstacles in the bureaucracy, the funding of their work and problems with their target group. Better networking between the different organizations and the inclusion of the civil society are seen as important strategies to face the obstacles. Once again we could show how inspiring and helpful the FADFED method is. Chris, whose first time it was being part of a FADFED event, resumes: “Being there and seeing the people enthusiastically writing was great and very interesting.”
Number of participants 59 Number of comments 178
Number of white sheets 12
When 26 July 2015
Where Rainbowstreet, Amman
Topic Educational System and Wasta
Description of the event We organized a FADFED activity in Rainbowstreet, in coorporation with the event of Diwanieh ” public debate” which addressed the topic of educational system and wasta in Jordan, where decision makers and political party members took part and shared their influential opinions on our fadfed white sheets in Rainbowstreet.
Number of participants 113
Number of comments 220
Number of white sheets 11
- The educational System is immature
- Teacher’s status must be improved
- Wasta is the result of an unsuccessful society
When 30 May 2015
Where Karak Castle Square, Karak – Jordan
Topic Governor’s Performance and Wasta
Description of the event We organized a FADFED activity at the Karak Castle Square, in coorporation with the event of Diwanieh ” public debate” which addressed the topic of governor’s performance and wasta, where decision makers and political party members took part and shared their influential opinions on our fadfed white sheets.
Number of participants 15
Number of comments 22
Number of white sheets 5
- Wasta comes from ourselfes, the children of the community
- Wasta effects us negatively, it takes the right of the competent ones
- Wasta exists because of tribalism
When 13 November 2013
Where Intercontinental Hotel, Amman
Topic Participatory democracy
Description of the event We’ve been invited to the conference about participatory democracy to organize a live democracy exercise where people had the possibility to express themselves on main topics of the event. A team of 6 volunteers attend the conference and got involved in creating the right circumstances to have good comments for the final analysis, presented the day after. At the end all participants were satisfied and convinced of this new democracy way of expression.
Number of participants 20
Number of comments 40
Number of white sheets 8
- The challenges to involve citizens in an active Public participation in Jordan is to be able to communicate with decision-makers
- Prioritizing sectors in citizens involvement should be according to needs
- The ignorance of the meaning of democracy and public participating between citizens is a big challenge in Jordan
When 25 October 2013
Where Wadi Musa, Downtown
Topic Employment and education
Description of the event FADFED in Wadi Musa has been a great success cause has been one of the first initiatives in Downtown who got involved a lot of people and let the possibility for them to express themselves and permit to have dialogues with other people. We had the great help from a local association that made FADFED initiative special thank to their knowledge and availabilities. We had to organize two different FADFED, one (for men) in Downtown and another one (for girls) inside the building where the local association works and organize their activities.
Number of participants +200 Number of comments +150
Number of white sheets 30
- There are no challenges for the women and they should stay in their houses
- The youth should take their role to clean the country of the corrupt
- The big challenge is Wasta
- Employment for young people is necessary and important
- Culture of shame in the occupations the reason of unemployment
When 8 October 2013
Where Amman, Jordan University
Topic Education and employment within youth
Description of the event We choose the scientific part of the University of Jordan to organize FADFED about education, culture and employment. Teams were really organized and we have the collaboration of more than 20 volunteers. Topics were really appreciated by students and many of them came to leave comments and share own feelings. Most of the students got involved in many conversations and was good to see many of them discussed and attended the dialogues.
Number of participants +300
Number of comments +250
Number of white sheets 35
- There are no jobs and those few jobs are for Wasta
- There are a lot of job offers but the youth don’t want to search for it
- You can’t find a job without experience and from where can I get the experience without getting a job ?
- It doesn’t matter which sector to choose, The most important thing is to develop myself and to be creative in my field
- Governmental sector is good but the private is better because there is a space of creativity and it’s more fun
When 4 October 2013
Where Amman, Rainbow Street
Topic Social reasons of violence in jordanian society
Description of the event : A lot of people joined this FADFED event and most of them were really interested to express them feelings and opinions trough markers and papers. The issue of violence has been very popular within the groups who wrote on the papers and thanks to an amazing cartoonist exhibition we had good discussion withs participants. The attendance of the cartoonist gave us more visibility and good media coverage permitted to say that has been a successful FADFED event. For the entire event we had at the same time FADFED initiative, FADFED exhibition and FADFED visual message that involved more than 500 people in Rainbow Str.
Number of participants 500
Number of comments +350
Number of white sheets : 50
- Start the change Be active members in the community we are the bright future of the nation and what we do will reflect on the community to initiate the elevation
- Tribal is not one of the causes of violence, but the bad usage of it.Tribal was the solution for the problems that the law can not solve.
- Not mix at the university is a retro of the reasons for that is the cause of violence in Jordan
- The environment and society is a major cause of the growth of violence within the community
When 13 January 2013
Where Hangar Gallery in Ras Al Ain, Amman
Topic Parliamentary elections
Description of event : In total over 800 participants were present during both days of whom many wrote their comments and ideas.
Number of participants 800
Number of Comments Number of white sheets :
Featured Comments :
When 29 November 2012
Where Rainbow Street/ Amman
Topic Rise of fuel prices
Description of event : This FADFED event followed a DIWANIEH event, where the first official public debate was held in Jordan. FADFED followed the discussion what was a perfect set-up. People were more than ready to write down their opinions and ideas on the issue, where we had even the speakers and moderator write out their thoughts. It was a very inspirational event.
Number of participants 500
Number of Comments 364 Number of white sheets : 52
When 1 Novembre 2012
Where Rainbow Street/ Amman
Description of event : We went back to Rainbow Street to target as many people as possible. Because we expected a higher turnout, we made sure we had seven people in our team to facilitate the discussion on paper.
Number of participants 250+
Number of Comments 203 Number of white sheets : 29
Featured Comments :
– I will not vote until the electoral law is amended for the better.
– I will not vote because no one deserves it
– I am going to vote, so I chose someone who better represents me
– I wish that the House of Representatives are genuinely elected, and not appointed.
– I will not vote because the parliamentarians are already chosen before I even vote.