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WASH Projects Support Communities in Jordan

Posted by IRD HQ

Four critical water and sanitation projects were inaugurated April 7 in Akaider, Northern Jordan. The projects, which were implemented by IRD in cooperation with UNHCR, include a rehabilitation of the Akaider Waste Water Treatment Plant that serves northern Jordan and the Za’atari refugee camp, well repairs in Jaber and Hakama, improvements to the treatment plant’s acces... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Emergency Response, Refugees, Water, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan

Cost Sharing Triples Kosovo Water Project Impact

Posted by IRD HQ

The Kosovo Small Infrastructure for Water and Sanitation (SIWS) program works in partnership with regional water companies to install, rehabilitate, expand, and upgrade water systems in four of the country’s municipalities. The $5 million program was required to generate $3.1 million in cost-sharing from the municipalities, regional water companies, and communit... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Health & Hygiene, Water, Europe, Kosovo

Meeting Jordanian and Refugee Water Needs

Posted by IRD HQ

The ancient saying that “water sustains all” has never been truer in northern Jordan, where water authorities in the northern governorates are now better able to deliver such sustenance to its citizens and burgeoning refugee population. In October 2013, IRD in conjunction with UNHCR, the Yarmouk Water Company, and other partners, opened new or refurbished water... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Emergency Response, Refugees, Water, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan, Syria

Community Garden Greens Swaziland – and Family Finances

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IRD worked with the Nyatsini community in Swazilan to revive a community garden that had been abandoned for three years due to shortages of water and high input costs. IRD began by drilling a borehole, installing a micro-irrigation system powered by an electric water pump, and offering technical support to 25 farmers (23 women and 2 men) in vegetable production... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Food & Agriculture, Capacity Building, Economic Growth, Jobs, Natural Resource Management, Nutrition, Relief to Development, Water, Women & Gender, Africa, Swaziland

Community School Project Helps the Private Sector Donate Libraries to Jordan Schools

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Students, parents, and community members joined IRD Jordan’s Director of Programs Dr. Uma Kandalayeva September 16 to celebrate the opening of the new library at the Othman bin Affan Boys School in Sahab, which is supported by the Adopt a School Library initiative. This initiative is part of the USAID-funded Community Mobilization for Partnership in Schools Project (CMP)... more

Filed Under: Building Infrastructure, Civil Society, Education, Partnerships, Youth, Middle East & North Africa, Jordan