Training female plumbers in Jordan

Training female plumbers in Jordan

Jordan is one of the world’s most arid countries. Due to the civil war in neighbouring Syria, Jordan has taken in very large numbers of refugees in recent years, most of whom are living in cities and local communities. This has intensified the pressure on already limited water resources.

In order to conserve this scarce resource while offering people in the region better prospects for the future, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH has been training Jordanian and Syrian women as plumbers since 2014.

"Raising awareness is particularly important to me in my job. I always inform my customers about any damage and how they can avoid it in future."

Ferial Salem Al Jahran was one of the first women ever to qualify as a plumber in the Jordan Valley. Her services are in great demand in her local area because only female plumbers are able to work in another woman’s household without a male member of the family being present.

Read the full interview here - via GIZ.

[Photo by Shenghung Lin - Flickr]

Training female plumbers in Jordan

Good practices and European projects map


Good practices and European projects map

About the author

Medspring Agora team's picture

The Euro-Mediterranean AGORA is a way to engage the civil society in the institutional and policy dialogue on research and innovation with the aim of becoming an integral part of the decision making and governance processes.

The Agora is an important component of the broader MEDSPRING project, supported by the European Union with the aim of strengthening the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue and cooperation on research and innovation.