A better Jordan: CSOs views

 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

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FADFED 04/10/2015

On women challenges (25/10/2012)

 

 When  25 October  2012

 Where   Euromed Project Ghor al Mazraa

 Topic  Women and their challenges in the society

 Description of event : The topic focused on the obstacles, challenges and the stories of young women facing gender inequality in Jordan, and regionally in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The team and representatives from NGOs plus the local community in Ghor Al Mazraa participated in this FADFED event

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 Number of Comments   35     Number of white sheets : 5

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Suggestions were given how to improve the lives of women in local communities in Jordan:

–          Education

–          Open discussions

–          Let the royal family live here for five days

–          More funds: financial help with health care

–          I need a building to live in with my family

–          Because the women are working at the ranch, the children are left alone and grow up without any parental care.

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