Based on realizing the need to support the country’s strenuous efforts to maintain a liberal open society governed by equality, the Rule of Law and Human Rights, a special consideration is being made towards establishing NDLH Jordan Branch. The violent terror atmosphere and chaos that have often degenerated to a level of barbarity unmatched in modern history, Jordan merits the well deserved attention through this partnership with NDLH to keep its adherence to the peaceful and humanitarian shared values with particular focus on a socio-economic and political path that has faced its resources, people and leadership with untold challenges.
The NDLH Branch in Jordan will basically be administered by a Board of Directors consisting of six prominent personalities, and the Executive Office with the three main fields of:
1. Programmes including projects implementation, studies and IT;
2. Communication including media/information/promotion, advocacy and outreach;
3. Finance / administration including budgeting, office management and financial monitoring.
The initial Programme of Operations is envisioned to cover three-year duration with the strategy to support and augment ongoing efforts undertaken by governmental and nongovernmental institutions in the fields agreed upon as priority areas. The course of NDLH actual support will be carried out at two levels; a) direct technical and/or financial support to mutually agreed areas of interest; and b) take the necessary approach for initiating a mechanism to coordinate ongoing efforts by all partners having similar perspective in the same subject.
The particular cooperation with the Ministries of Education and Health will take priority while improving the quality of education; efforts will also ensure gender balance and the building of women’s capacity. Curriculum development, teacher training, provision of teachers’ guides, improvement of resource materials, are projects that will be planned for development of both girls and boys. It is towards the realization of these noble goals that the NDLH operations in Jordan will focus.
As the prolong conflict in Syria carries on, insecurity, widespread violence and explicit persecution continue to force the people of Syria to look for safety and protection elsewhere. Since 2013 the numbers of displaced Syrians within their homeland or seeking refuge in the neighboring countries has considerably increased. With no immediate prospect for peace in sight, the combination of increased violence, deteriorating economic opportunities and decreasing social services is likely to generate greater levels of population displacement within Syria and in the region. The immediate goals of supporting humanly defined rehabilitation of the Syrian refugees through partnership with the Jordanian government ministries and international organizations is at the same time a long term goal of supporting the country’s peaceful nature and stability.
Projects that will aim at improving the refugees quality of life and living conditions in new housing projects , improvement of existing housing and health care especially to the vulnerable will be provided. This includes primary, emergency mother and child health care and young women and men, chronic health management and help in the establishment of new medical clinics and health centers. Cooperation with local municipalities through close coordination with the Jordanian Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs will be maintained at the implementation level.
Jordan office’s Staff
H. E . Dr. Kamel Abu Jaber
Chairman of the Board of Directors
MRS. SHATHA HOMSI
Secretary and Treasurer
H.E. Dr. Hamza Haddad
H.E Dr. Sabri Rbeihat
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors