The Importance of Youth Inclusion in Electoral Programs, “Ahamieh” 2007

On the 21st of August, 2007 the “Ahamieh” project was launched. Its activities aimed at increasing electoral participation of youth in the parliamentary elections of 2007, and helping them to identify a candidate who better represented their interests, regardless of tribal and cultural preferences, interferences, or loyalties.

During its first tour around the country the project contributed to the training of 700 young men and women on democratic skills. Almost 2,300 young Jordanians joined the project’s trainings on debate and dialogue skills, held during the 25 panel discussions which took place in different governorates during the second and third tour of the project, with the participation of over 180 candidates. The project was unique, attributed to its short-term and high impact nature.

The project was funded by the National Democratic Institute, with a grant of 60,000 USD, and was concluded after 3 months on September 15th 2007.