Through our partnership with the Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS), University of Jordan, LERRN is supporting discussions on curriculum development for the Professional Diploma in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (PDRFMS). This initiative is led by LERRN’s partner Francesca Ruisi with the support of CSS Director, Prof. Zaid Eyadat. CSS also provides an important platform from which LERRN has been able to share its work with a wider range of actors in the research, policy and practitioner communities.
Our partner Oroub-El Abed is leading innovative research in Jordan on the relationship between education and employment, research on the impact of COVID-19, and new forms of collaboration with community-based organizations.
Current Projects undertaken by Oroub El-Abed’s Research Working Group
- Report for Georgetown University/Funded by World Refugee Council and IDRC on COVID-19 and the livelihoods of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
- Report for UNHABITAT on rights and services accessed by the refugees, mainly from Syria, in the city of Irbid in the North of Jordan.
- Field work and analysis for UNFPA of the everyday life registration in Jordan among locals and migrants and refugees, and the reasons that make these groups register or not register life events.
- From education to employment: Youth trajectories in Jordan in the context of protracted displacement.
Monday, June 22, 2020
New report on Education and COVID-19 in Jordan
The Centre for Lebanese Studies, with the support of LERRN, has released a new report on how education for refugees and nationals in Jordan has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and making recommendations for future responses. In Jordan, more than 2 million students across public, private, and United Nations Relief and Works Agency...
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Understanding Syrian and Jordanian Youth Transitions from Education to Employment
Syrian and Jordanian youth in Jordan are experiencing challenges with regards to their access to education, their employment, and the transitions between the two. Amidst rising costs, economic fragility, and political uncertainty, youth in the country are rendered increasingly vulnerable. In this working paper, LERRN researcher and McGill...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Severe Consequences of the COVID Pandemic on Daily Wage Workers in Jordan
By Dr. Oroub El Abed Jordan is taking a number of pivotal measures to fight the spread of COVID-19. In her latest post, Dr. Oroub El Abed, a principal researcher and co-investigator in Jordan at the Centre for Lebanese Studies, outlines the new challenges this crisis has created in the labour market, especially for...
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Education Response(s) to COVID-19 in Jordan: Ongoing Education at all Costs
By Dina Batshon Written: 31/3/2020 2,372,736 learners in Jordan from pre-primary all the way to tertiary education, nationals and non-nationals, are affected by the nationwide closures of educational institutions  as the country comes towards the end of its second week under lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. This past March has had...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
International Day of Education: Putting youth at the forefront
By Yasmeen Shahzadeh and Dr. Oroub El-Abed January 24th is the International Day of Education. The significance of this day is monumental: it is a celebration of the power of education to bring peace, to encourage sustainable development, to create opportunities, and to empower generations. For many around the world, access to education continues...
Monday, August 12, 2019
Youth in Amman: Transforming Education
Photo: Yasmeen Shahzadeh, 2019 August 12 is International Youth Day: a celebration and recognition of the agency and role youth have in the in the world today, and the opportunities they possess in driving change for the future. The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is “Transforming Education”. Aligned with the 2030...