Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

ARDD held a "Partnerships and Needs Assessment” Workshop at its offices in Mafraq

Sally Shalabi

The Arab Renaissance For Democracy and Development- ARDD held a  "Partnerships and Needs Assessment” Workshop  at its offices in Mafraq on Monday 13/11/2017 for the  Maan Lenabne project. Maan Lenabne is  two-year project that builds the capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) in order to participate in decision making processes at the municipal level.  The project engages the CBOs in a manner that will enable them to voice the needs of their communities (both refugees and host community members) at the municipality level in order to ensure the provision of better services in Mafraq, Sarhan, and Ramtha. During the workshop the group  discussed both community and CBO needs and the challenges of responding to them. The workshop concluded with a field visit from GIZ and AECID – the project donors and partners, in which a discussion of the project and the challenges of decentralization and Municipal engagement were exchanged.

Ma’an Lenabne is part of the Qudra Programme

The Qudra Programme is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to theSyrian and Iraqi crises. The programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF) and SpanishAgency for International Development (AECID) in programme partner countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and (North) Iraq.


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