DVV International in Jordan



PROTEB - Recycling Project in cooperation with the GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 


In response to the ongoing environmental situation in the Hashemite Kingdom, the Ministry of Environment (MoEnv); is supported through GIZ to foster its activities for environmental protection through the implementation and strengthened reinforcement of regulations and environmental policy through the programme: "Protection of the Environment and Biodiversity in Jordan" (PROTEB).

PROTEB offers unique approaches through seconding technical advisors from Germany who will directly support the MoEnv's and selected partner organisations' plans and activities, as well as enhance their networking through a closer collaboration and exchange of good practices. PROTEB also aims to raise awareness amongst the Jordanian population and encourage people to actively protect their environment.

DVV International contributes to the GIZ programme by establishing one new recycling station in Karak. Through this approach, it is foreseen to generate new income possibilities and sources for marginalized community members and to improve the recycling sector in the envisaged municipalities.

For more information about the program please contact: Mr. Jan Puetz at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



RECOVER - Adult Education Centres in Refugee Hot Spots


Thousands of Syrian refugees of the Syrian Civil War began to take refuge in Jordan and neighbouring countries in 2011. By July 2014, the number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan reached 604,8681 with 158,0022 refugees located in the Za'atari camp alone. In response to this, and in coordination with the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), DVV International supports communities in the governorates of Irbid, Zarqa and Mafraq in dealing with the refugee crisis.




DVV International helps building the capacity of three community based organisations (CBOs) to accommodate Syrian refugees, improve their living conditions and facilitate integration and exchange with Jordanian host communities.


The project's components focus on:


Orientation sessions that help Syrian and Jordanian women to understand their situation and opportunities, and to develop ideas how to improve their situation.


Literacy sessions, as some of these women cannot read or write.

   Handicrafts trainings to help the women learn new skills.
   Health awareness sessions that focus on general and personal hygiene, family health, healthy nutrition, etc. 


For more information, please contact: Mr. Hussein Al Rabei at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

1&2: Statistics collected from Syria Regional Refugee Response, UNHCR 



AEPOR – Adult Education for Poverty Reduction 


Adult Education for Poverty Reduction (AEPoR) is a project funded by the European Union (EU) in partnership with ZENID – The Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development –The Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD).




Building on participatory assessments, AEPOR aims at helping young men and women develop knowledge and skills to generate income and improve their living conditions. Relevant courses are being provided by qualified trainers and facilitators with the necessary learning material.

AEPOR is working on building the capacity of 12 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Burma- Jerash, Jabal Bani Hamedah- Madaba, Dayir Al Kahef- Mafraq, Wadi Araba- Aqaba to provide labour market-oriented adult education. This includes principles of adult learning, needs assessments, curricula development and impact evaluation.


For more information, please contact: Mr. Yousef Al Mansour at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


AEFORD  – Adult Education for Development


In the Middle East, a unique structure of Community Development Centers (CDCs) and Community-based Organisations (CBOs) exists, which adopted poverty reduction as their mandate. Many of them tackle poverty through providing education for the community members and thus to help them step out of poverty.

Education for development and poverty reduction lies at the heart of the mandate of DVV International, so it was only natural that the cooperation with CDCs and CBOs became a priority for DVV International in the Middle East when it started working in the region in 2011. 




The Adult Education for Development Project “AEforD” assumes that CDCs and CBOs could become vibrant focal points for Adult Education and Poverty Reduction by flexibly offering education and training relevant for the labor-market and community needs. Therefore, AEforD aims at building the capacities of select CDCs and CBOs in Jordan to becoming Adult Education Model Centers. These centers contribute to development, poverty and unemployment reduction by empowering the community through offering courses, career orientation, referrals and coaching for community initiatives that empower especially disadvantaged target groups economically, socially and politically.

AEforD is being currently implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development, targeting three CDCs in Kerak, Mafraq and Irbid. AEforD is fully funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

For more information, please contact Ms. Alaa' Abu Karaki at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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