Partners Jordan works to develop social, political and civil society in Jordan.
Through the support of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Partners-Jordan was established in 2006. Partners is committed to advancing civil society, promoting mediation and conflict management, creating a culture of change, and encouraging citizen participation in Jordan’s social and political development. The centre also focuses on strengthening ongoing government reform efforts by facilitating government-civil society dialogue and cooperation, and offering a range of skills and services designed to strengthen democracy and citizen participation, including:
- Promoting in-country training and trainer expertise, to increase citizen participation, build consensus, and manage disputes;
- Providing change and dispute management services (includin mediation, dialogue facilitation, conciliation and cooperative planning services)
- Helping community, government and business leaders resolve contentious local issues.
- Encouraging new public policies using citizen participation processes, to build bottom-up support for reform initiatives, laws on mediation, and civil society legal frame work reforms;
- Promoting democratic development (through programmes using change and dispute management skills) for improved governance, strengthened civic leadership, and more effective and sustainable institutions.
Partners Jordan is a member of Partners Global, which is the international network of Partners Centers. Partners facilitates the exchange of expertise between Centers and the mobilisation of international teams of experts.