The E-Mediat Jordan team met with the Honorable Tom Perriello.

May 25, 2011

Honorable Tom Perriello message to E-Mediat Jordan

Today, the E-Mediat Jordan team was hosted at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Jordan and met with the Honorable Tom Perriello who was a member of the United States Congress, elected to represent Central and Southern Virginia. He served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Veterans Affairs, and was named one of the 40 most influential people in Washington under the age of 40. Before serving in Congress, Tom co-founded, the world’s largest on-line advocacy group that operates in 16 languages with 8 million active members worldwide. He also helped to launch on-line organizations addressing global poverty and genocide, and won awards for his use of social networking in politics. Tom Perriello has served as an international advisor on justice and democracy in Africa, Latin American, and Asia, and has been working since January in the Middle East and North Africa. He has taught courses at the University of Virginia School of Law and the University of Sierra Leone, and holds degrees from Yale University and the Yale Law School.
Mr. Perriello spoke of his experience with social media, strategies and tactics of engagement and campaigning and discussed with the team of the E-Mediat Jordan ways and means to engage civil society organizations in the program and utilize online/offline activities to promote their missions and achievements. Ms. Monika Le Roy, Deputy Chief of Party of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Jordan attended the meeting.

انطلاق ورشة العمل الأولى لبرنامج إيميديات في محافظة مادبا.

 بدأ برنامج إيميدات – الإعلام الجديد ورشات عمله في مركز مليح للتنمية في محافظة مادبا يوم السبت الموافق 14-5-2011 حيث امتدت ورشة عمل وسائل الإعلام الاجتماعية والمنظمات الشبكية على مدار يومين تدريبين، شارك خلالها 16 ممثل عن جمعيات ومؤسسات خدمة المجتمع المدني في محافظة مادبا

وشارك الممثلون خلال الورشة في أنشطة البرنامج التقييمية المختلفة لمؤسساتهم في مجال الإعلام الاجتماعي. وتميزت ورشة العمل بدفع المشاركين للتخطيط الاستراتيجي للاعلام في مؤسساتهم من خلال الأنشطة والشروحات التي قدمها فريق البرنامج في الأردن.

بعض من اراء المتدربين في نهاية اليوم الثاني لورشة العمل:

"سعيدة جدا بالتحاقي بالبرنامج، الان أصبحت قادرة على التمييز بين المؤسسات الشبكية غير الربحية والمؤسسات غير الشبكية" هيا قبيلات.
"اعتدت العمل الفردي، التحاقي بتدريب إيميديات أتاح لي الفرصة للعمل الجماعي والحوار والمشاركة في عصف ذهني! أحببت نشاط خريطة المؤسسة!" نائل القبيلات.

"نشاط الطيف الانساني الذي بدأنا به ورشة العمل ملأني بالثقة أنه سيكون يوما مثمرا، مليئا بالطرق المبتكرة في التدريب!" أسماء الرواحنة.

"نشاط الزحف، السير، الركض والطيران كان وسيلة مميزة لتقييم المؤسسة، سأشارك هذا التقييم مؤسستي قريبا". كمال الشوابكة.

وتنطلق فعاليات ورشة العمل الأولى للبرنامج في محافظة الزرقاء يوم السبت الموافق 28-5-2011 لتشمل مشاركين من مختلف المناطق المجاورة لمحافظة الزرقاء.

MoUs Signing Ceremony marking the official launch of the e-mediat program.

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.


E-mediat Jordan visits partnering NGOs in Madaba and Mafraq

April 25, 2011 

From the right: e-mediat Program Coordinator meets potential trainee from local civil society organizations in Madaba

During the past two days, and inline with the official launch of the E-Mediat program in Jordan, more than 50 civil society organizations were met in Madaba and Mafraq and 35 representatives were approved to join the program.

Strategic partnering NGO, the Hashemite Fund for Social Development
JOHUD in both locations, organized and co-interviewed the candidates for further insights on the scope of work of these organizations, on-going projects, and future plans to become networked non-profit organizations.

" Despite geographical challenges and limited internet connectivity in our villages, we are determined to make the best out of this program as we want to create better linkages with donors and other organizations working in the same field to achieve objectives set" said Wa'ad from Umm Al Jimal in Mafraq.

" We want to promote traditional Jordanian food because new generations are not familiar with it...we want them to know about Fateet, Burgol, and Kbab and the history and unique traditions behind it" Eman from Nashmiyyat Al Badiya commented with a smile.

" We have a high percentage of Diabetics in Mafraq... they need sponsorship for their medication, however, I want social media not only to help me collect such sponsorships but to also promote awareness of this medical condition and ways and means to prevent it...this is our responsibilities towards our children and generations to come" Mr. Jazi from Diabetes and Cancer Society mentioned.

" We want to create playgrounds, walkways, and healthy public spaces in Mafraq to fight obesity and unhealthy eating habits and we hope the program will help us to promote awareness across targeted groups" Samah from Rahma Society said.

Ms. Balqees Al Shawabkeh from Madaba Troop said that this program will be a great opportunity to help them in announcing for their troop activities such as Educational Drama activities through strategically planning for advertising campaigns, she added that she was waiting for such training program.

" I personally use facebook since a while, but we never were able to use it in a professional way to communicate and build relationships to support the society" Mr. Ali Al Nawafa’ah from Zaid bin Thabet Society said.