Dr. Beata Dreksler and Ecosystem Management graduate student Sabrina Ulmasova participated in the MEPROLAND seminar in Ajloun Forest Reserve (Jordan, March 9 - 13, 2022).
During the seminar, several focus group meetings were conducted to better understand a socio-cultural and economic situation of the communities of Irjan and Rasun, Ajloun Governorate. Participants discussed current issues and challenges with Women Associations, tourism operators and farmers from the area. The seminar was the next step in activating local community's stakeholders following the Living Lab concept.
MEPROLAND - Middle East Partnership for Productive Landscapes – is a DAAD-funded collaboration program of Nuertingen-Geislingen University (Germany) with the American University of Beirut, German-Jordanian University (Jordan) and Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN - Jordan). MEPROLAND addresses sustainable development challenges of the Middle East by combining curriculum innovation in higher education and community development, targeting the capacity building of Syrian young academics from Lebanon and Jordan. The overall goal of this project is to advance Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).