Sustainable land and water management in Ashrafiyeh
Sustainable land and water management in Ashrafiyeh
The project contributes to increasing sustainable land management practices in the area by supporting small projects to the local community that will later decrease soil erosion, and introduce income generating activities in the area.
With fluctuating annual rainfall, rainwater harvesting practices will be introduced to the local community that will later help in preserving the agricultural biodiversity in the area.

Project Specific Objectives:

- Conserving the biodiversity in the area, along with improving the livelihood and living conditions of the local community, by using a revolving fund that is given to help initiate projects.

- Enhance the awareness of the local community about soil conservation and water harvesting practices.

- Reducing the possibility of Soil erosion through soil conservation practices.

- Enhance the status of women in the community through upgrading their skills and income, which will later be connected to activities already functioning in the society.

- Increase the income generation for local rural families, and create new jobs opportunities for rural women.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Ashrafiyeh Women’s Charity Society
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 28,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 14,690.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,200.00
Project Number:
JOR/OP4/Y2/CORE/09/09
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
A joint coordination towards the implementation of the project activities, and providing technical assistance in different fields will be offered by the socio-economic project/Wild Jordan.
Notable Community Participation
The Ashrafiyeh women’s charity society is situated in the Ashrafiyeh village in the Koura district of Irbid governorate that occupies 18 thousand people. The charity society was established in 1997 with 200 members to date. The Ashrafiyeh area is situated to the north of the Ajloun nature reserve, where a similar ecosystem and biodiversity is found. The society also concentrates on preserving the biodiversity in the area and help in establishing income generating projects that will decrease poverty in the area. Women’s capacity building, and increased role in the local community is an essential goal to the society, where opportunities are increased for women through income generating projects.
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Grantee Contact

Ms. Amneh Irshaid
Phone: 00962-777724381
 

Address

Ashrafiyeh
Irbid ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
Phone:
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246
Fax:
00962/6/5100430
Email:

Address

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