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 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 23 October 2013
Where Irbid, Yarmouk University
Topic Education and employment within youth
Description of the event The event in Yarmou University has been one of the biggest FADFED in these last months. More than 600 people came and share their feeling about well selected topics. We decided to organize two different spots for FADFED cause the students were arriving in huge number quantity, so the best way to have a good research has been to split the initiative in two different places. Students were really involved in the event and any of them decide to help us and call them friends to express their opinions.
Number of participants +600
Number of comments +500
Number of white sheets : 99
- To get Job you need experience and to get experience you need Job
- Because employers do not have conscience and they only deals with Wasta
- The private sector because there is a chance to develop your skills and being better
- My Father forced me choosing my major