Event Reports

“Violence at Jordanian Universities: Reasons and Solutions”

Jordan has recently witnessed a growing number of violent conflicts among its youth. To prevent a spiral of violence, trigger and causes of the increasing phenomena of violence must be identified. Therefore, KAS Jordan Office organized in cooperation with Scoopat the seminar “Violence at Jordanian Universities: Reasons and Solutions” on the 12th of June 2014 in Karak to develop strategies and measures to prevent a further progress of violence.

Book Launch: The Socio-Economic Implications of Syrian Refugees on Jordan - A Cost-Benefit Framework"

With the Syrian conflict entering its fourth year, Jordan increasingly faces the challenge to cope with the influx of Syrian refugees. The need for deeper understanding of the refugee crisis among the public prompted KAS Jordan to examine the socio-economic impacts of the current refugee situation in Jordan more precisely together with Issnaad Consulting.

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.

“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.

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.

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

in the Field of Public Service Management and Communication

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. Therefore, KAS Jordan Office in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) conducted three training workshops in February and March 2014 on capacity building for the staff of MOSD that works with charities.

“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.

“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.

“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.

The Socio-Economic Implications of Syrian Refugees on the Jordanian Economy – A Cost-Benefit Framework

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war Jordan has opened its borders to approximately 600.000 refugees which has had a tremendous impact on Jordan’s infrastructure, resources, and the labor market. Issnaad Consulting and KAS organized a workshop on 18th February 2014 to present the preliminary results of a study on the socio-economic implications of the Syrian refugees on the Jordanian economy and to further discuss the impacts in practice with national and international representatives.

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