The Politics and Society Institute (PSI), in cooperation with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD), has launched the “Political Parties Development” project to enhance the capabilities of young party members in provincial and municipal councils in implementing their service programs.
The project aims to increase the participation of young party members and activate their presence in municipal and local administration councils, as well as strengthen the capacities of party members in provincial and municipal councils to achieve local development.
The project works with 45 members from provincial and municipal councils who are affiliated with political parties, empowering them to implement developmental plans for their provinces and municipalities during the electoral cycle.
Additionally, the project aims to raise societal awareness about the importance of the role played by party members, especially young ones, in local administration councils in achieving development and promoting the principles of good governance and local decision-making. It also seeks to enhance the role of political parties by developing their future programs for local administration and running for elections based on those programs, toward modern and integrated service-oriented cities.
Furthermore, the project aims to align party objectives in developmental programs with issues such as the environment and the local economy. It highlights the significance of action plans that adapt and align with societal needs concerning climate change and the responsiveness of adaptation plans to the rights of marginalized groups, such as women, children, and people with disabilities. The project also seeks to promote women’s participation in political and developmental decision-making.
It is worth mentioning that this project marks the third phase of a series of projects implemented by the institute with the support of KAFD, targeting youth in local administration councils. The previous two phases of this series were executed before and after the local elections, following the release of official results in the middle of last year.