Ministry of Interior Opens the First Green Conference and Training Centre

June 26, 2022

Amman, 19 May 2022 – Ministy of Interior and United Nations Development Programme UNDP today inaugurated the Conference and Training Centre at the Ministry in presence of Minister of Interior Mazin Al-Farrayeh and the UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Adminisitrator and Director of UNDP Regional Bureaue for Arab States Dr. Khalida Bouzar and UNDP Resident Representative in Jordan Randa Aboul-Hosn. The Centre was established by the United Nations Development Programme’s Decentralisation, Accountability and Integrity Programme with funding from the European Union Delegation.

The Centre aims to provide an enabling environment that would forster increasing  capacities of public servants in local administration, inclusive and sustainable local development and governance. It delivers training programmes to local, national, regional and international organisations too.

“The establishment of this centre shows the keeneess of the Ministry of Interior to provide enabling environment, training programmes and opportunities to exchange experiences so as to improve the knowledge and skills of public servants on local administration and sustainable local development. It also translates the vision and role of the Ministry in continuing staff capacity building and development,” said Minister of Interior Mazin Al-Farrayeh.

“UNDP is pleased that the first green governmental building is constructed at the Ministry of Interior, providing an enabling environment for sustainable local development by adopting and adapting international standards in regards to digitalization and digitization and of the strategic planning process meanwhile adhering to environmental and gender based protocols,” said UNDP Resident Representative Randa Aboul-Hosn.

The Centre was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certificate. The LEED system provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings and the certificate is awarded to buildings that satisfy their requirements as they are a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.

It was built to the highest international standards. Taking environmental and green-building standards into account was essential in providing the best suited enabling environment for the conference centre users, furthermore, to promote the principles of sustainability throughout the design and operationalities of the structure.