RSCN holds student workshops on sustainable community development | Culture & Society


Ammon news – The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) concluded its training workshop on Sunday as part of the Middle East Partnership Project for Productive Landscapes.

Organized in partnership with the German University of Nürtingen-Geislingen (HfWU), the Jordanian German University (GJU), the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Birzeit University, the workshop lasted six days in the Ajloun forest reserve.

“The workshop supports sustainable community development by focusing on three main aspects; including understanding the landscape and the community, identifying challenges and creating solutions and business models, ”project director Osama Hasan, who is also in charge of facility development, told the Jordan Times on Sunday. tourist attractions at RSCN.

The project, which started in 2019, is implemented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and is funded by the German Foreign Ministry, with the aim of promoting cultural exchanges between university students from different countries. participants and local communities.

“In this workshop, 44 people participated. This is the third workshop held in Jordan under the project, ”said Hasan.

He noted that the project is focusing both on the scientific aspects and in the field through numerous visits and meetings with the local community of Ajloun.

Ajloun Forest Reserve Director Othman Tawalbeh said: “This year’s student participants came up with entrepreneurial ideas that can be applicable after long meetings with the local Ajloun community. “

The achievable ideas of the students can be re-examined and then transformed into a viable project implemented by the local community of Ajloun.

Leen Fakhoury, professor at GJU, said in a statement from RSCN that the workshops created an opportunity for students to “exchange unique experiences” and promote cooperation among themselves through their development of sustainable projects.


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