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April 16, 2015

Irbid (April 16) – USAID awarded a total of $880,000 to 28 charitable and cooperative organizations at a granting ceremony in Irbid today. The funds will allow the installation of 44 rainwater-harvesting cisterns and other community-based water projects in northern Jordan.

These efforts build on the recent installation of rainwater-harvesting cisterns in 221 locations in north Jordan, as well as the rehabilitation of the Jaber Pump Station in support of Yarmouk Water Company, which was unveiled today. The station will provide 195 cubic meters per hour of freshwater for 58,000 residents in the Irbid  Governorate and brings total USAID contributions to community-based water projects in the northern governorates to $1.4 million.

“USAID remains committed to working with communities and local organizations to alleviate water scarcity and meet ever-increasing demand,” said Mission Director Beth Paige. “The grants awarded today will allow communities to take a leading role in responding to their water needs.”

April 9, 2015

A group of Jordanian professionals living abroad, including Silicon Valley executives, gathered for the first time yesterday as part of the Jordanian Diaspora Network. This is an effort to support entrepreneurship and market access for their compatriots in Jordan. The Network is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

April 9, 2015

The USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program (JCP) and Intel Corporation launched a three year public-private partnership today to support education and entrepreneurship in Jordan’s science and technology sector. The project aims to accelerate economic growth, create jobs, and maximize Jordan’s competitiveness in the global marketplace by training the next generation of information and communications technology (ICT) graduates.

March 26, 2015

USAID and the Ministry of Environment announced today the Al-Lajjoun Water Reuse Pilot Project, marking joint efforts to improve water efficiency and agricultural development in the Karak Governorate.

March 26, 2015

The winners of the Madrasati Ajmal “Towards a More Beautiful School” competition were announced today by the USAID-funded Yarmouk Community Enhancement Team (CET).  The winners were Al-Seeleh Secondary School for Girls, Kharja Secondary School for Boys, Khadeeja Bint Khuwailed Elementary School for Girls, Al-Khairiyeh Mixed Elementary School, and Um Kalthoum Mixed Elementary School.

March 9, 2015

Jordan's Ministry of Environment and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a two-day workshop on the use of biosolids to improve soil and stimulate plant growth. Bio-solids are nutrient-rich materials that are a byproduct of wastewater treatment that can be applied as a soil conditioner to stimulate plant growth for grazing in semi-arid areas.

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Last updated: April 23, 2015

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