Provision of low-cost input system for both Arabic alphabet and braille to improve visually impaired Jordidans’ access to smartphone (2020-2021)
0.4 million USD
Amman and Irbid
KOICA contributes on improving the accessibility of mobile devices for the visually impaired by supporting MoaDream.Inc, a Korean startup that has developed low-cost auxiliary engineering devices that can enter Arabic braille and general characters.
Developing Technical Education Programs at Al-Balqa Applied University in Al-Karak and Irbid, Jordan (2020-2024/USD 6m)
6 million USD
Karak and Irbid
KOICA has contributed to the expansion of youth employment in Jordan by fostering high quality technicians in the Karak and Irbid regions of Jordan.
Quality education, including youth education, is set out in Goal 4 of the SDGs, which is designed to provide young people with the opportunity to receive excellent technical education. Furthermore, by contributing to the employment increase of young people, we can also see the 8th goal of sustainable development, job creation and economic growth.
To this end, KOICA intends to support the establishment of curriculum that meets the labor market demand, production of training materials, support of equipment, dispatch of experts for consulting on curriculum management, and invitational training in Korea.
Water Network Rehabilitation project of Faquo’h District in Karak Governorate, Jordan(2020~2024/USD 8.78M)
Faquo’h in Karak
KOICA has contributed to the improvement of national health through continuous water source development, stable water supply, and support for sanitation services in the Paquio region of Karak, Jordan.
Clean water and sanitation through the water network are set out in the SDGs 6 Goal, which is aimed at improving residents' access to safe drinking water and improving the national water supply rate. In addition, the project also provides a glimpse of job creation and economic growth, the eighth goal of sustainable development.
KOICA intends to design new water supply facilities and design drainage system, and to strengthen its capacity for water supply and drainage system management.
Establishment of the specialized Industrial School in Zarqa, Jordan (2017-2021/USD 9.78M)
KOICA is promoting the establishment of a leading vocational and technical high school in Zarqa to support the reform of the vocational education policy of the Jordanian government. Six subjects were selected to reflect the industrial demand in the region, and the project is underway with the goal of fostering skilled technicians who can advance into the labor market through hands-on training. To this end, KOICA plans to build new schools, develop curriculum, build career development centers, and train teachers.
In particular, the project is being carried out in cooperation with GIZ. GIZ is responsible for developing the curriculum, training local teachers, and establishing a career development center.
Regional Project on Anti-Corruption and Integrity in Arab Countries(2020-2023/USD 9.25 m)
Along with Jordan, six other countries (Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia) are involved in local meetings, workshops, and the development of risk management guidelines to streamline public administration and strengthen anti-corruption capabilities.
(WHO) Strengthening global and national surveillance systems through strengthening national laboratory capacities and the workforce for surveillance of AMR (2017-2021, USD 9.99 m)
Since 2015, AMR has gained significant attention at a high level in Jordan, underpinned through external advocacy led by international partners. A national action plan on AMR in Jordan was outlined in November 2017. The draft plan includes a number of priority actions that will address, in particular, the need to improve AMR detection, surveillance of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and infections caused by them. Jordan is currently part of 5-years WHO project which is being conducted in four countries: Jordan, Laos, Mali and Peru. KOICA is providing support to a global project in order to strengthen global and national surveillance systems through strengthening national laboratory capacities and the workforce for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
(UNICEF) Full Realization of Vulnerable Girls and Boys Rights to Health, Protection, and Education(2017-2020/US $ 6M)
In response to the needs identified in the Jordan Response Plan for the Syrian Crisis, KOICA is aiming to support the vunrable children in Jordan by enabling 130,000 girls and boys - with focus on children with disabilities- to pursue formal education in public schools in Jordan. The project includes different interventions implemented by UNICEF's programme on school health and improving access for children to adequate water and sanitation facilities in public schools. In addition, psychological support services are provided to vunrable girls and women at risk or survivors of gender-based violance (GBV), early marriage and other child-protection issues.
Establishment of Three New Schools for Disadvantaged Students in Jordan (JRP2017-2019/ RES3.5) (2017-2020/US$11m)
Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa
The project aims at supporting Jordan in responding to the educational needs identified in the Jordan Response Plan (JRP2017-2019), through the provision of formal education to Syrian refugee children as well as Jordanian children in three governorates (Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa). Overall, an approximate number of 2400 children located in host communities will be benefitting through the establishment of Al-Bayadhah Secondary School for Girls in Irbid, Al-Hamrah Basic Mixed School in Mafraq, and Prince Muhammad Secondary School for Boys in Zarqa.