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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…

December 18, 2013

Reconsidering Strategic Interests in the

Europe, the Levant and the Gulf States – Chances for Triangular Cooperation

Shortly before Christmas, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invited academics, experts and decision-makers from the three regions to discuss the current priority issues of the Middle East during a multiday symposium, held at the Dead Sea, Jordan. more…

December 17, 2013

“Youth Strategy to Combat Societal Violence in Jordan”

The Workshop on “Youth Strategy to Combat Societal Violence in Jordan” was organized by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Action on Societal Violence-KAFA. It was attended by around 45 young men and women from nine governorates of Jordan. more…

December 1, 2013

Violence at Jordanian Universities

Violence at Jordanian universities is a result of unresolved tensions not only at the university level, but also at the social and political level. The underlying factors behind its appearance are deepening and its implications vary. In this context, KAS Amman and Scoopat organized a workshop entitled “Violence at Jordanian Universities,” with representatives from universities, civil society, media, and the political sphere to identify the reason and discuss possible solutions. more…

November 24, 2013

Jordanian Delegation Visits Germany

A Jordanian delegation accompanied by Dr. Otmar Ohering, Resident Representative of KAS Amman, visited different cities in Germany to meet with high ranking representatives and to discuss the changes and challenges the Hashemite Kingdom is facing, especially with regard to the ongoing civil war in Syria and its impact on Jordan and the region. One of the main topics was, in this framework, the role of Germany in the Middle East.