Alternative Energy and Forest Conservation
Alternative Energy and Forest Conservation
With the un-precedented increase in fuel prices, the local community in the project area, which is located in the vicinity of the Dibeen Nature Reserve, was strongly affected and started to look for alternative sources of energy, leading to the increase of using fire-wood from nearby forests. Transgressions started on olive trees, especially old (Roman) olive trees, and reached forest trees in the reserves and forests surrounding the area. This has caused great harm to the environment and the diversity and density of the plant cover, threatening to turn this beautiful green area into a barren land.

In order to alleviate the impacts of the above-described situation, the CBO held several meetings and consultations with members of the local community in the village and concluded that it was necessary to undertake certain measures to assist in addressing the situation.

The overall concept of the project revolves around raising awareness in the importance of conservation of surrounding reserves and plant cover, and guiding community members to the use of alternative sources of energy.

The project aims to:

? Provide clean environmental-friendly energy sources, through supporting the purchase of 30 solar water heater units, using a revolving fund system that would allow a broad beneficiary base.
? Raise public awareness in the field of conservation, focusing on the importance of forests and plant cover. This will be achieved through conducting seminars and workshops in cooperation with specialists from the Dibeen Reserve, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment.
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Project Snapshot

Al Kitteh Society for Social Development
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 10,594.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 3,531.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
A revolving fund system will be used to support the purchase of solar water heaters. Thsi will insure the sustainability of the project and broaden the beneficiary base.
Project sustainability
In order to insure sustainability, the project will secure its biodiversity protection of arid and semi-arid ecosystems through the purchase of 30 solar water heater units.
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Grantee Contact

Mr. Ahmad Abdullah Rawashdeh
Phone: 0777-341440


Al Kitteh Village
Jerash , Jerash Governorate ,

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