“Afaq Jordan for Development and Training” has launched the “Youth Leaders” project which is co-funded by the European Union and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID). This € 184,000 initiative aims at developing and empowering the Jordanian youth through creating and sustaining a youth leadership network targeting the northern part of Jordan.
The project will be implemented by “Afaq Jordan for Development and Training” between January 2020 and April 2021 within the framework of Qararuna, which is part of the EU-JDID (Jordanian Democratic Institutions Development) programme.
This initiative aims to increase the role of youth leaderships at the grassroot level to encourage and promote political and civic participation of young people in the northern Governorates of Jordan through creating a youth leadership network. The Network will include 20 Community Based Organisations under the leadership of Afaq Jordan, and 80 young leaders from the four Governorates, and aims to encourage youth participation in local and national affairs, and to strengthen youth voices in the decision making process. One thousand community members are expected to directly benefit from participation in this project.
The EU-funded programme EU Support to Jordanian Democratic Institutions and Development (EU-JDID) aims at supporting Jordan's reform process towards consolidation of democracy and at promoting inclusiveness of national policy and decision-making processes. The Programme also intends to enhance women and youth inclusion and to foster a stronger democratic and tolerant political culture.