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Human Security in Action: Environmental Security

Engineer Adnan Zawahreh, Director of the Environmental CBOs Union in Zaraqa, discusses the importance of legal accountability and implementing environmental legislations to achieve environmental security, a critical component of human security. This video is part of the WANA Institute’s Human Securi...

Human Security in Action: Urban Planning

Dr. Diala Al-Tarawneh, Assistant Professor at Department of Architecture at the University of Jordan, discusses the relation between urban planning and human security. She elaborates on current challenges in Jordan like population increase and political upheavals in the region that have affected urb...

Human Security in Action: Employment and Entrepreneurship

Engineer Ali Makahla, Director of 3DU Company, elaborates on the role of technology startups in developing education and in providing job opportunities that match technological developments in the world and that transcends employment crisis in traditional sectors. This video is part of the WANA Inst...

Human Security in Action: Educational Reform: A Long Term Priority

Thougan Obaidat, Professor and Education Expert, focuses on the role of education in promoting citizenship, reducing extremism and achieving human security in society through openness to the other. This video is part of the WANA Institute’s Human Security in Action series, featuring a broad range o...

Human Security in Action: Addressing the Gender Gap

Esra'a Mahadin, Lawyer and Director of Al-Karak Center for Consulting and Training, talks about the social, legislative and economic challenges facing the political work of women in Jordan. This video is part of the WANA Institute’s Human Security in Action series, featuring a broad range of local h...

Enabling Communities for Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Understanding Gender Roles

This short animated video details how climate change is affecting three governorates; Irbid, Balqa and Zarqa in Jordan. The video highlights the following sectors; water, agriculture, energy and waste and it provides various climate change adaptation activities taking into consideration the gender a...

Human Security in Action: Social Cohesion and the Preservation of Human Dignity

Hassan Khazaleh, Director General of Jordan Horizons for Development and Training in Mafraq, talks about the individual’s right to have political rights as a refugee as well as social rights as a human being. This video is part of the WANA Institute’s Human Security in Action series, featuring a br...

Human security in Action: Overcoming the Fear of Political Engagement

Mohammad Alawneh, Presenter of "Space for Opinions" Programme at Radio Hosna, discusses Jordanian youth's conditions, freedom of expression and the role of media. This video is part of the WANA Institute’s Human Security in Action series, featuring a broad range of local human security actors. Vari...

Human Security in Action: Food Security

Faisal Abu El Sondos, Professor and Executive Director at Al Bustan Foundation for Community Development, discusses the importance of benefiting from the agricultural characteristics of Wadi Al-Sir and other areas to achieve food security as part of human security in Jordan. This video is part of t...

Human Security in Action: Access to Justice

Eva Abu Halaweh, Executive Director of the Mizan Law Group for Human Rights, provides insight into why access to justice is key in preventing violence, and how inclusive politics can lead to more sustainable policy-making. This video is part of the WANA Institute’s Human Security in Action series, f...

Human Security in Action: Criminal Justice Reform

Taghreed Jaber, Regional Director of Penal Reform International, explains why criminal justice reform is needed to prevent radicalisation from taking place in Jordan’s prisons. This video is part of the WANA Institute’s Human Security in Action series, featuring a broad range of local human security...

Documentary: Al-Karamah ... Karameh

Al-Karamah … Karameh is a short documentary by the WANA Institute and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). The documentary portrays the life and struggles of the villagers of Al-Karamah in the Jordan Valley. Through their stories, the viewer learns more about how a lack of clean water, energy supply, and...

Local Communities in Jordan Train for Climate Change Adaptation

30 climate change youth ambassadors from Irbid, Zarqa and Balqa participated in a capacity-building session on climate change theory and science in Amman on 6 and 7 July, 2018. It was the first of five workshops organised by the West Asia–North Africa (WANA) Institute as part of a project aimed at e...

Transforming Jordan's Civil Society Sector

Through implementing the Jordan Civil Society Initiative, the WANA Institute aimed at transforming Jordan’s civil society sector in an active and impactful development stakeholder. The project built the capacity of NGOs and CSOs for strategy development, programme design, proposal writing, empirical...

Book Launch: A Region in Motion

Under the patronage of HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) Institute and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) launched their new book “A Region in Motion: Reflections from West Asia-North Africa” on 19 April, 2018. The book is an anthology of research conducted by the WANA In...

Project to Strengthen Jordanian Civil Society Comes to a Close

80 Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), youth initiatives and policy think tanks participated in the WANA Institute's Civil Society Project, funded by the European Union and carried out in cooperation with the National Centre for Human Rights.  The participating organisations took part in various c...

Jordan's Pathway Towards Sustainability: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Jordan faces several pressing environmental challenges. This is why it’s important to implement SDG 6 (access to water and sanitation for all), SDG 7 (access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all), and SDG 13 (urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts). The Sust...

Roundtable on Enhancing Dialogue and Partnership between Academia and Humanitarian Actors on Regional Displacement Crises

The WANA Institute, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), hosted a roundtable event with a selected group of academics from the region on 26 and 27 April 2017, providing a platform for academia to frame their policies and programmes to address the displacemen...

Refugee Economic Empowerment: Why It's A Great Opportunity For Jordan

Everyone’s talking about February’s London Donor Conference and the 10 billion dollars pledged by the international community to support the West Asia – North Africa region through the current refugee crisis. But what does it all mean?  Today, Jordan is hosting thousands of refugees, 655,000 of whom...

Watch WANA Institute Fellow Adel Elsayed Sparr participate in a panel discussion with Nobel Peace Prize winners the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

In connection with the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, a series of lectures and panel discussions with the awardees will be occuring all week at Uppsala Univeristy in Sweden. WANA Institute Research Adel Elsayed Sparr will be partipating in the panel discussion with this years' Nobel Peace Prize awardee...

Thinking Through a Regional Bank for Reconstruction & Development

14 November 2013: His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal spoke at a private roundtable discussion about the concept of a Regional Bank for Reconstruction and Development (RBRD) in the WANA region. Prince El Hassan is the Chair of the West Asia -- North Africa (WANA) Forum. In this short inter...

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Keynote Address: HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal at the OSCESecurity Days 2014 Conference

HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal at the 2014 WANA Forum

His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal at the 2014 WANA Forum
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