A year on, seminar assesses achievements in modernizing public administration

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Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development held a seminar on February 15, 2022 highlighting the goals and progress that the local policy development program achieved in the past year. (Photo: Musa Bermamet/Jordan News)
AMMAN — A seminar was held on February 15 by Hayat Center-Rased to conclude a one-year project that called for the modernization of public administration through making the most of the Jordanian youths’ skills. اضافة اعلان

The project, implemented by Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development (Rased) with USAID support, began in February 2021 with the aim of coming up with initiatives that would add value to Jordan’s economy through sustainable development projects and a focus on decentralization.

The seminar highlighted the goals and progress that the local policy development program achieved during this last year, and the fact that the sustainable initiatives that helped empower local communities were regularly monitored to ensure that they reached the intended target.

Six main sectors were covered by the project: health, local administration, tourism, agriculture and environment, business, and education in different parts around the Kingdom.

Rased Director Amro Nawaiseh told Jordan News: “Through our progress, we hope that government officials are aware of the recommendations and suggestions that the participants in this program offered,” highlighting the value added by the Jordanian youth who worked on the above sustainable initiatives.

“We hope that the Jordanian youth becomes a key partner, as opposed to a secondary partner, in the process of developing the public sector. This is a solid step toward their involvement,” Nawaiseh said.

Speaking at the opening of the seminar, Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs Musa Maaytah pointed out that during visits to some of the initiatives he had noticed more women than men, which prompted Nawaiseh to say: “Women were more involved, approximately 65 percent of the participants, in fact. They have demonstrated that they are more than capable of being decision makers. They have the experience and qualifications to offer all that is required to develop and repair the public sector as well.”

HRH Crown Prince Hussein visited Rased last week, said Nawaiseh, adding: “The Crown Prince motivated us and encouraged us to regularly follow up on the youth’s progress and to offer what we have in terms of experience and knowledge to them so that they are well equipped in the fields they operate in. The participants will be an instrumental part of the modernization of the Kingdom and its political reform.” 

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