The National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Sustainable Dryland Landscapes in Africa & the Middle East project in Jordan, which consists of the stakeholders from different governmental institutions and NGOs, meets on a regular basis in order to discuss project activities in Jordan.
The project is a three-year-project that is implemented by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and funded by the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA). It aims at greater policy implementation in support of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in the drylands of participating countries; Jordan, Kenya and Burkina Faso.
The project plans to raise awareness to identify investment priorities at local and national levels and to build partnerships for SLM scale up at international level.
One of the project’s goals is to provide an assessment of sustainably managed drylands showing location and extent and identifying factors in sustainable management.
The NSC of the Sustainable Dryland Landscapes project in Jordan were gathered in December 2014 to discuss project activities in order to strengthen the processes of sharing knowledge and raising awareness on SLM in Jordan. They defined the main headlines of the work plan and agreed on proposing locations in the governorates of Jordan, which will be part of the pastures’ map.
A field visit to these locations will be scheduled aiming at evaluating the multiple benefits of SLM and identifying the investment options and investors in these sites upon the criteria they agreed on.
For more information, kindly contact:
Fida Haddad, Drylands, Livelihood and Gender Programme Manager at: