Mask Production, Waste to Positive Energy

Jordan Inclusive Economic Opportunities
October 2020
June 2021

To mitigate the environmental impact of disposable masks that have to be worn in all public spaces in Jordan in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACTED will launch a cash-for-work mask production of reusable masks over the course of this 8-months project. In particular, ACTED will hire 30 female cash workers in Irbid governorate, northern Jordan, that will produce an estimated 40,000 reusable cloth masks. These masks will then be distributed to GIZ-employed cash workers employed as part of GIZ’s Waste to Positive Energy project, implemented across various governorates of Jordan. As such, the project will not only create short-term employment opportunities for vulnerable women but also contribute to mitigating the environmental impact of disposable masks.

Current projects

Community Mobilization for the WASH Programme in Za’atari

Circular Economy National Study in Jordan

Provision of support to social entrepreneurs targeting migrants and refugees in Jordan”,

Mask Production, Waste to Positive Energy

Providing sustainable work opportunities to refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in the agricultural sector in Jordan

Supporting Civil Society Organizations at local and national level to monitor public policies in key sectors in Jordan – Jordan Guardians Project

Sustainable waste management in the city of Sahab

Waste to (Positive) Energy

Improving living conditions of Syrian refugees in Za’atari Refugee Camp through the construction of a stormwater drainage system

Improvement of Green Infrastructures in Jordan through Labor-Intensive Measures (CfWGI)

Addressing urgent water, sanitation & hygiene needs of vulnerable outreach communities and host communities in North Jordan