May 4, 2011
MoU Signing Ceremony
The E-Mediat program official launch took place on May 4 at the Sheraton hotel in the presence of 20 representatives from partnering civil society organizations including the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) and the Family Guidance and Awareness Center in Zarqa in addition to officials from the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and the National Information Technology Center (NITC) in Jordan.
Opening remarks by E-Mediat Country Director, Ms. Nermeen Obeidat, highlighted the unique partnership that is taking place between the program and local partnering NGOs, the process of applying and selection of participating NGOs in the program and next steps included in the program namely the training capacity building programs that will be offered by the program to targeted NGOs with a focus on ways and means to create networked non-profit organizations.
Mr. Mohammed Hyarri, Financial and Administrative Manager of JOHUD, stressed the importance of social media in enhancing capabilities of civil society in Jordan, and ensured full support to the program during the implementation phase.
Mrs. Kawthar, Deputy Manager of the Family Guidance and Awareness Center thanked the Institute of International Education (IIE) for the programs offered to NGOs in Jordan starting with the Women and Technology program (WIT) that was initiated in the year 2007 and is still sustainable through the Center to date and continuing efforts to build the capacity of NGOs through the E-Mediat program with the objective to enable NGOs to better communicate their mission and promote their activities across targeted stakeholders.
The event was concluded with signing the Memorandum of Understandings MoUs and a small networking reception.