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Improvement of Green Infrastructure in Jordan through Labor-Intensive Measures (Jordan)


Titre Improvement of Green Infrastructure in Jordan through Labor-Intensive Measures (Jordan)

Pays : Jordanie

Durée : 2017 to 2022

Commissioned by : German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Special Initiative "Tackling the root causes of displacement, stabilizing host regions, supporting refugees"

Agence d’exécution : Ministry of Environment

The rapid population growth puts immense pressure on the country and its people, forcing them to compete for jobs, water, electricity and food. It has become more difficult to earn a sufficient wage. In many of the municipalities the infrastructure does no longer meet the needs of the growing population, and municipalities lack the resources to maintain and create green spaces. This affects all groups of society : adequate and accessible green infrastructure is a key to human well-being as well as integration and social cohesion. Functional public green spaces and networks and recreational areas are essential for the urban climate and biodiversity and contribute to climate change adaptation.

Objectifs  : Jordanian and Syrian workers improve green infrastructure and the conditions for social cohesion, public life, urban climate and biodiversity – in the rural area, they rehabilitate eco systems in nature reserves, allowing for income enhancement.

n the project Improvement of Green Infrastructure in Jordan through Labor-Intensive Measures, women and men who are particularly in need are selected for a cash for work scheme. They plant trees, contribute to urban gardening, create picnic areas, restore parks, playgrounds and outdoor sports facilities. Steps and footpaths in public space get necessary renovations, which makes the areas safer and fosters neighbourhood connections. This development and maintenance of green infrastructure serves entire communities, promoting contact between neighbours and families.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and its partners also foster dialogue and cooperation between municipal authorities and their citizens : all residents – locals and refugees – are encouraged to get involved in the planning process of the project. While identifying the most urgent work measures, community members strengthen their feeling of ownership towards their surroundings, thereby contributing to sustainable development in Jordan.

Présentation : GIZ

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