UN CC:Learn Partners with Jordan and EDAMA to Provide Climate Change Knowledge in Arabic
07 October 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - The UN CC:Learn Secretariat recently signed a letter of collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the EDAMA business association, agreeing to work together for the dissemination of climate change learning in the Arabic world.
The collaboration includes the following elements:
- Translation of the UN CC:Learn introductory e-course on climate change into Arabic
- Organization of a launch event in Jordan
- Dissemination of the translated course in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region
The e-course is expected to be available in Arabic on the UN CC: e-Learn platform in the middle of 2017.
EDAMA is a Jordanian business association which aims to create and foster mature Energy, Water and Environment sectors that advance Jordan's movement towards a green economy. To establish Jordan’s energy independence, water security, and environmental well-being, EDAMA aims to provide an enabling environment for export opportunities - in the form of marketable Energy, Water and Environment solutions and technical expertise - to emerge and ﬂourish.
Through its internationally accredited courses and partnerships with academic institutions and vocational training centers, EDAMA develops awareness of energy issues in Jordan, provides technical support for the Jordanian energy sector and builds the capacities of locals and Arab nationals to graduate work savvy and qualiﬁed engineers and technicians who are ready to enter the workforce.
About UN CC:Learn
UN CC:Learn is a partnership of more than 30 multilateral organizations supporting countries to design and implement systematic, recurrent and results-oriented climate change learning. At the global level, the partnership supports knowledge-sharing, promotes the development of common climate change learning materials, and coordinates learning interventions through a collaboration of UN agencies and other partners. At the national level, UN CC:Learn supports countries in developing and implementing national climate change learning strategies. Through its engagement at the national and global levels, UN CC:Learn contributes to the implementation of Article 6 of the UNFCCC on training, education and public awareness-raising, and the 2012-2020 Doha Work Programme. Funding for UN CC:Learn is provided by the Swiss Government and UN partners. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Photo 1: EDAMA Logo
Photo 2: Logo of Ministry of Environment of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan