Developing Eco-tourism Programmes in Disi Area
Developing Eco-tourism Programmes in Disi Area
In Wadi Rum area, known for its unique natural, aesthetic and demographic characteristics, the GEF SGP is supporting a cluster of projects aiming at building the capacities of local CBOs, supporting models for alternative livelihood strategies, introducing new technologies that would contribute to the conservation of the special ecosystem of the area, and enhancing the impacts of previous GEF SGP supported interventions there. Developing these projects was achieved through a strategic partnership with the USAID-funded SIYAHA Project, currently operating in Wadi Rum, and the IUCN Regional Office/ Amman.
The project aims at improving the quality of tourism services provided in the villages surrounding Disi, and fostering cooperation between partners, through adopting alternative energy techniques and training the concerned people in the different campsites on using, maintaining and promoting such techniques.
The project will specifically seek to achieve the following:
1.Build and develop the capacities of technical specialists operating the 12 desert campsites in Disi.
2.Enhance level of services in the campsites and in particular to make use of alternative energy sources.
3.Apply minimum requirements of public safety standards in campsites.
4.Foster cooperation between partners and stakeholders to accomplish necessary conditions that meet desert camping needs in Wadi Rum.
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Project Snapshot

Ad Disi Basin Villages Tourism Cooperative
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 45,700.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 32,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 28,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
The community in the project area are indigenous beduins who are the closest community to "indigenous people" in Jordan.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
The installation and use of solar energy techniques in the camps will show case the importance of contributing to climate change control, thus promoting community's and visitors' awareness of the importance of this issue.
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator


Ad Disi village
Ad Disi village , Aqab Special Economi ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246


UNDP Jordan/ shmeisani, Ishaq Al Edwan street/ P.O.Box 941631
Amman, Arab States, 11183