Effective representation of youth in local administration
The King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) and the Politics and Society Institute (PSI), launch the “Effective Representation of Youth in Local Administration Councils” project amid the cooperation between them. The project aims to enhance youth participation and effective presence in municipal councils and local government. The project targets thirty young women and men from most regions of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from its north to its south.
The program includes awareness-raising for young people about the law and local administration and the importance of municipal and local councils in local development and society, it also seeks to build young people’s capacities to acquire the effective tools and skills to organize their electoral campaigns, provide of the electoral program appropriate to the requirements and needs of society, empower young people to adopt the best democratic practices towards effective political participation in local administration. and enhance their chances in the local government council elections.
The project also pursues to work continuously with young candidates who won seats in local councils, strengthen their eligibility and ability to implement best practices in municipal work, and encourage them to interact with local communities and encourage sustainable dialogues with them.
The project is considered despite its short duration -the elections will be held on March 22, 2022– as the translation of the outcomes of the Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System to Empower Youth and Women, integrating them into Municipal Work and Provincial Councils as well.