Improvement of Green Infrastructure in Jordan through Labor-Intensive Measures


Funded by BMZ and GIZ (2017-2022)

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), are implementing a project with a dual purpose: Jordanian and Syrian workers improve green infrastructure. And, in return, receive urgently needed income. Women and men who are particularly in need are selected for this cash-for-work scheme. They plant trees, contribute to urban gardening and create picnic areas. The workers make parks, playgrounds and outdoor sports facilities useable once.

Approximately 1012 workers will receive a further qualification in different areas, such as eco-tourism, gardening, life skills or financial literacy. 

The project is implemented over two years, starting from November.2017; in the reserves and in the surrounding villages. The project employs more than 2500 workers, providing at least two months’ work for each person.