Jordan is one of the countries mostly affected by the Syrian crisis. According to UNHCR, Jordan hosts
almost 661.997 1 Syrian refugees, most of them in local communities in Amman, Mafraq, Irbid, and Zarqa governorates. Despite major international support, the refugee crisis still stays one of the main
challenges the country is facing.
Starting in December 2019 implementing DVV International Orientation and training program for beneficiaries of Cash for Work within the GIZ Project “Improvement of Green Infrastructure in Jordan through Labour Intensive Measures”.
The main objective of the project was to improve the income-generating opportunities of beneficiaries involved in the Cash for Work Program by the provision of orientation and training as well as by the provision of tools and materials as support for employment or establishment of business initiatives.
The project was based on participatory approaches combining the learning about the needs of communities and their members as well as the learning about the needs and strengths of the project’s beneficiaries.
The project has been implemented in five communities in: Irbid, Mafraq, and Zarqa governorates. 260 Syrians and Jordanians have been trained by DVV International Team, Vocational Training Corporation, National Agricultural Research Center as well as selected business trainers and consultants.
The project was implemented under very special conditions of Covid19. At the beginning of the project, the national lockdown was introduced in Jordan. To face this challenge DVV International team introduced online communication with the project’s beneficiaries. In the period of lockdown meetings and training sessions were taking place online through social media.