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UNDP signs agreements with 25 community-based organisations

By JT - Jul 18,2017 - Last updated at Jul 18,2017

AMMAN — UNDP has signed cooperation agreements with 25 community-based organisations from various governorates of Jordan, with the aim of enhancing social cohesion and strengthening social stability, according to a statement released on Monday.

The agreement is within the framework of the Community Cohesion Grant Mechanism Phase II project (CCGM), implemented by UNDP in Jordan and funded by the government of Japan and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, according to the statement.

The community-based organisations, which are based in Irbid, Maan, Mafraq, Tafilah and Zarqa, have been awarded a total of JD569,447 to implement their proposed projects, which are centred around community engagement, promotion of cultural diversity for non-violence and peacemaking, women’s roles in peace and social stability, youth participation and support to research and community, said the statement.

The CCGM project aims to enhance social cohesion and stability through implementing targeted development initiatives and programmes in partnership with community-based organisations operating in the local communities, according to the statement. 

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