MIRRA – MIRRA Held its Secound Monthly Meetup in 2019
MIRRA held its second Monthly Meetup on 25 Feb 2019 by hosting the local stakeholders from Mafraq governorate and others from Amman to discuss a project MIRRA implementing and UNICEF funding currently entitled “Decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse in institutions: Mafraq Pilot in 3 Schools”. This week’s meetup is the second in a series that will take place over the course of the year 2019 at MIRRA’s Amman office.
Maram Zaid, MIRRA’s Irrigation and Agriculture Department Manager, started off the event by welcoming the day’s participants and giving some background on MIRRA. Later on, Dr. Samer Talozi introduced the participants to the project, the scope of it and touched specifically on the nature of MIRRA’s collaboration with UNICEF.
The project officer Elham Al-Shurafat, MIRRA Environment Department Manager, built of Dr. Samer presentation and dove into more technical and soft aspects of the project. Elham described the sites, the work plan, the monitoring and evaluation plan, the contributions to development, stakeholder’s involvement mechanisms, and tools giving the audience a sense of the numerous ways to participate in the project. She gave the audience the mechanisms and forms for involvement and formed an evaluation and monitoring committee from the local stakeholders to meet with on monthly basis to follow the project together.
Eng. Anwar Al Sobeh from the National Implementation Committee for Effective Decentralized Wastewater Management in Jordan (NICE) followed up and elaborated on the history, experiences, projects, and applications of decentralized wastewater management across Jordan. She indicated that around 62 documented decentralized wastewater systems are already operating across Jordan using various types of technology and management scheme within various contexts.
Monday’s meetup concluded with an open discussion for an hour to hear the ideas, suggestions, remarks, and concerns from every participant and discuss it together.
The meetup gave MIRRA a chance to hear feedback from local stakeholders, but also fostered a wider synergy and collaboration between relevant organizations and stakeholders operating in Jordan.
Stay tuned to MIRRA’s LinkedIn page for announcements on March’s meetup.
- Date- February 25, 2019