Environmental and Educational Exhibit for the Blind in Jordan
Environmental and Educational Exhibit for the Blind in Jordan
The project will support the Cultural Forum of Blind Women in Jordan to establish the first Environmental and Educational Exhibit for the Blind in the country. The project aims to contribute to the overall effort of protecting biodiversity through involving one of the marginalized groups of the community and use their experience to enhance the general community’s awareness of the importance of biodiversity protection. This will be achieved through designing and conducting a training and awareness programme that includes training workshops, awareness sessions and tours to Jordan’s nature reserves and other GEF/SGP project sites, specially designed for the blind and their families and friends. The programme will also include computer training using computers with special sound features designed for the blind, as well as training on Braille language. The electronic training package will cover environmental and biodiversity issues including important flora and fauna and areas of special importance to biodiversity and agro-biodiversity. The project will also provide Braille printers, which will improve the blind’s access to information. Setting up the exhibit and conducting the various activities of the project will be achieved in cooperation with the concerned specialists and specialized institutions. The exhibit will be located at the Forum’s headquarter in King Abdulla Gardens in Amman.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Cultural Forum of Blind Women in Jordan
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 32,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 42,372.00
Project Number:
JOR/OP3/06/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Members of the Forum include men and women and they are equally active in running the activities of the NGO. The administration of the forum is also followed up by the executive committee members which is presided by a woman, with both men and women members.
Capacity - Building Component
Several training activities will be conducted by the project. The project will mainly focus on upgrading the capacities of the NGO to be able to better serve its members of blind women and men. Special computers that will enable the blind to understand and interact with sources of knowledge on biodiversity and other environmental issues will be provided by the project.
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Grantee Contact

 

Address

King abdullah gardens, amman
Amman , 11953

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