Strengthening Environmental Governance at Dibeen Forest Reserve Community
The main objective of the project is Strengthening the internal and external capacities of Civil Society organizations within Dibeen Protected Area, building their capacities to participate in an informed and skilled manner in environmental policy formulation and natural resource management, engage with governments, collaborate in decision-making on key issues related to Dibeen Reserve, and represent the interests of this community in environment and sustainable development discussions and debates.

The above objective will be achieved through initiating an alliance of active Civil Society organizations in the environmental fields within Dibeen Protected area, conduct a quick assessment of their capacities to detect gaps and weaknesses and how to build their capacities through intensive training to enable them to participate an informed and skilled manner in the environmental governance on one table with the government and relevant stakeholders (18 stakeholders; including directorate of Ajloun and Jarash, Environment Civil defense of Ajloun and jarash, Royal commission for environment protection/ policy ranger, etc) . Moreover, these organizations will be trained to strengthening their managerial skills for environmental projects, development of concepts such as: assessment tools, planning, writing proposals, development of a Mid-Term and Long-Term analytical capacity, improve the capacity building of local communities, improve dialogue, enhance their financial capacities, , include group discussions mechanism to build self-confidence and leadership with special focus on women. Enhance their capacities to monitor and evaluate environmental problems and trends at Dibeen Reserve and inform planning and decision making processes. There is a need for participatory and collaboration of community and Reserve management efforts to enforce required environmental laws and policies in cooperation with relevant authorities. The project will give special consideration and focus for including women NGOs especially that Dibeen community is known with high percentage of educated but unemployed women.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Grant Amount:
US$ 42,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 25,000.00
Project Number:
JOR/EU-NGOs/OP5/Y3/2013/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Community participation during project implementation through the initiation an alliance of the most active environmental civil society organizations after conducting a detailed needs assessment for environmental NGOs within Dibeen Community to assess their knowledge and conduct roundtable with the selected NGOs and discuss with them the project objectives, planned activities, issues threatening Dibeen reserve , how to contribute to solve them, and how to strengthen them to be part of environmental governance.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Educate selected NGOs about the environmental laws, existing violations to be able to Assess environmental conditions and monitoring compliance with environmental laws and agreements (on the part of government, industry, communities, etc.) Two workshops were conducted so far jointly with RBG: 1st workshop was conducted on two days in September, 2014 at Ajloun Natural Reserve were 30 representatives from 22 different CBOs, authorities and institutions on both local and national level attended. 2nd workshop was conducted on two days as well in November, 2014 at Ajloun Natural Reserve were 38 representatives from 21 different CBOs, authorities and institutions on both local and national level attended.
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Indicators
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 12
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 10
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 250