Jordan, UNICEF Sign JOD1.1m Protocol

تم نشره في Tue 28 March / Mar 2017. 01:00 AM

AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Imad Fakhouri, Tuesday, signed an agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Jordan Robert Jenkins under which the UN body will extend JOD1.1 million to support the National Aid Fund (NAF).

The protocol aims to fund studies, build the capacities of the NAF and also establish a programme for direct grants to the most vulnerable Jordanian children.

The project would provide NAF with JOD722,000 in direct support to 2,000 marginalised Jordanian children on a monthly basis for 12 months.

Moreover, it will fund activities to boost the capabilities of the NAF and its infrastructure as well as update its IT and archiving systems.

The protocol is part of the ministry's efforts to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development around the Kingdom and improve economic, social and service conditions, in addition to contributing to national efforts to find solutions to the problems of poverty and unemployment.