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Governors pledge to support Jordan’s development goals by overcoming population growth challenges

USAID through its Jordan Communication, Advocacy and Policy Activity supports Jordan’s efforts to realize the demographic opportunity by enabling the policy environment for reduced population growth, and generating demand on essential health care services including family planning and reproductive health.

On May 26th, 2015, under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Interior and the US Ambassador, JCAP collaborated with the Ministry of Interior Local Development Directorate to host a meeting for Jordan’s Governors to discuss their roles in achieving Jordan’s population and development goals.  This was an unprecedented event in which local leaders publically discussed the impact of high population growth on Jordan’s development goals.

A speech by USAID Deputy Mission Director Christopher Crowley on behalf of US  Ambassador Wells highlighted the importance of the partnership between the two governments in achieving population and development goals, pointing out that “We continue to work together with the Jordanian Government to improve the health and wellbeing of Jordanian families”.  The Secretary General of the Higher Population Council presented the demographic opportunity and informed the governors about the negative effect of high population growth on the country’s resources and its development goals.

Governors recognized that one solution does not fill all the needs of the governorates. Therefore collaboration with and among local municipalities is essential to meet the population growth challenge, exacerbated by the Syrian refugee crisis.

The Governors pledged to support the development and implementation of multi-sectoral policy advocacy and community awareness plans by the Governorate Health and Population Policy Committees, with the support of JCAP. They recommended that the Higher Population Council and JCAP consider the population diversity among governorates, and take advantage of the decentralization strategy to optimize results. USAID through its Jordan Communication, Advocacy and Policy Activity supports Jordan’s efforts to realize the demographic opportunity by enabling the policy environment for reduced population growth, and generating demand on essential health care services including family planning and reproductive health.

On May 26th, 2015, under the auspices of His Excellency the Minister of Interior and the US Ambassador, JCAP collaborated with the Ministry of Interior Local Development Directorate to host a meeting for Jordan’s Governors to discuss their roles in achieving Jordan’s population and development goals.  This was an unprecedented event in which local leaders publically discussed the impact of high population growth on Jordan’s development goals.

A speech by USAID Deputy Mission Director Christopher Crowley on behalf of US  Ambassador Wells highlighted the importance of the partnership between the two governments in achieving population and development goals, pointing out that “We continue to work together with the Jordanian Government to improve the health and wellbeing of Jordanian families”.  The Secretary General of the Higher Population Council presented the demographic opportunity and informed the governors about the negative effect of high population growth on the country’s resources and its development goals.

Governors recognized that one solution does not fill all the needs of the governorates. Therefore collaboration with and among local municipalities is essential to meet the population growth challenge, exacerbated by the Syrian refugee crisis.

 

The Governors pledged to support the development and implementation of multi-sectoral policy advocacy and community awareness plans by the Governorate Health and Population Policy Committees, with the support of JCAP. They recommended that the Higher Population Council and JCAP consider the population diversity among governorates, and take advantage of the decentralization strategy to optimize results.