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May 18, 2014

Workshop: “Assessing Recent Developments in the Middle East – Shedding Light on Intercultural Relations”

With the Syrian conflict and the Coup D’Etat in Egypt the situation in the Middle East is currently facing new challenges. These factors have a significant impact on the situation of minorities and on intercultural relations in the Arab World. In this context, KAS Jordan, European Abrahamic Forum (EAF) and the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies (RIIFS) organized a workshop on 30th March 2014 in Amman, on the current intercultural and interreligious relations in the region more…

May 18, 2014

“The Role of Municipal Councils in Local Development in Jordan”

Municipal councils in Jordan play only a marginal role in the development of communities which is mainly the result of a missing basis of communication between the councils and the communities. The participation of the communities has to be strengthened in order to achieve development and sustainability. In this context, KAS Jordan and MOSSAWAH Center conducted three round table discussions, entitled “The Role of Municipal Councils in Local Development in Jordan”, in Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa. more…

May 16, 2014

Youth Strategy to Combat Societal Violence

To strength the participation of the Jordanian Youth in combating the increasing societal violence, KAS Jordan Office and KAFA organized the “Youth Strategy to Combat Societal Violence in Jordan”. The strategy and action plan which will be implemented by youth groups of KAFA Youth. more…

May 15, 2014

Societal violence in Jordan: Reasons and Solutions

In response to a noticeable rise in incidents of societal violence in Jordan, experts discussed in the book “Societal Violence in Jordan: Reasons and Solutions” the factors of the violence from different perspectives and developed suggestions for solving the increasing problem. more…

April 16, 2014

Societal Violence in Jordan: Reasons and Solutions

Jordan has recently witnessed a noticeable rise in incidents of societal violence. These acts of violence manifest in different ways, ranging from verbal acts of violence and vandalism to shootings or even murder. To face this grievance, the book “Societal Violence in Jordan: Reasons and Solutions” sheds light on the factors of the violence from different perspectives, whether the political, economical or social one. more…

March 31, 2014

“Capacity Building for the Staff of the Ministry of Social Development working with Charities“

KAS Jordan and the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) conducted three training workshops for the staff of MOSD working with charities to optimize their skills and knowledge to ensure an efficient workflow, particularly in the administrative, financial and legal field. The trend of grassroots development was promoted which is in the interest of Jordan and the region’s stability. The workshops took place in January and February 2014 in Amman, Irbid and Aqaba.

March 31, 2014

Capacity Building for the Staff of the Ministry of Social Development Working with Charities

In recent years the public service sector has witnessed profound changes. Government agencies are increasingly dealing with complex social, economic and political matters, especially with regard to their collaboration with charities. Guaranteeing a good quality of service, the expertise of ministry staff has to be optimized. more…

March 16, 2014

Societal Violence in Jordan: Reasons and Solutions

Jordan has experienced a significant rise of societal violence during the last years, which reaches from vandalism over shootings to homicide. In order to face this dangerous grievance, KAS Jordan Office and Action on Societal Violence – KAFA organized a training workshop on 28th September 2013 to discuss the causes of this violence from different perspectives and to develop practical solutions. more…

March 15, 2014

Publication: Youth Strategy to Combat Societal Violence in Jordan

On 1st February 2014 KAS Jordan and Action on Societal Violence - KAFA hosted the publication of the “Youth Strategy to Combat Societal Violence in Jordan”. The youth initiative is the result of a workshop in 2013 developing a strategy to combat societal violence that was organised by KAS and KAFA. The strategy will last for the years 2014 – 2015 and will be implemented by youth groups who aim at decreasing societal violence in Jordan. more…

February 5, 2014

Economic Empowerment for Iraqi Women and Youth

Women involvement and representation in executive positions within the Iraqi public and private sphere is substantially low, barely covered by the media and neither touched upon by public dialogue. In this context, KAS Amman and the Women Empowerment Organization organized a conference on the 5th and 6th of October 2013 in Erbil to discuss the obstacles women and youth are confronted with in the process of acquiring considerable economic competences. more…