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Jordan: ISWG Refugee Response Coordination and Monthly Coronavirus Updates, May 2022 – Jordan

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This monthly ISWG update is a coordination tool that aims to improve communication between refugee sectors and provide information on progress made in implementing the objectives of the Refugee Emergency and Response Plan. Jordan in response to COVID-19. It is available through the Inter-Agency Operational Data Portal at:
COVID-19 inter-agency coordination via the inter-agency coordination interface at: https://iacu.tools/

A. General Updates

▪ The results, level of participation, statements and pledges of the VI Brussels Conference on Syria demonstrated the continued global attention on Syria and the region. The international community reaffirmed its commitment to host countries, host communities and refugees. This has become a key benchmark for livelihoods sector advocacy to maintain protection space for refugees in Jordan.

▪ The Ministry of Education (MoE) has started updating the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework of its Education Strategic Plan (ESP). The ESP monitoring and evaluation framework will be a roadmap for how the MoE monitors and evaluates the implementation of the ESP throughout the period 2022-2025. Through a series of UNESCO/IIEP technical workshops, the Ministry of Education is working to refine the chain of ESP results indicators, as well as defining the ESP timeline and key annual tasks for planning, monitoring and reporting, in addition to clarifying roles and responsibilities in relation to these tasks. The Ministry of Education is also developing key tools and templates for each task and will automate different M&E steps in the OpenEMIS monitoring tool. An ad hoc meeting of the Policy, Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) to consult partners on the ESP monitoring and evaluation framework was held on 15 May.

▪ UNESCO, in partnership with Luminous College and with the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea, continues to support Syrian refugees and vulnerable young Jordanians with scholarships to access BTEC-level IITVET programs in three disciplines (Business , and creative media production, and information technology), as well as on-the-job training opportunities. 166 students (55% female; 45% Syrian), who attended the courses and a month-long on-the-job training, received laptops, which will help them to work as freelancers or on individual business projects.