Last year’s intensive internal re-evaluation process led to cost cutting and smart sizing, for a more efficient institutional structure. Our goal of strengthening governance and decentralising authority outside of our core operations in Amman is reflected in numerous changes to our management systems. We continue to streamline core functions, for an administrative and financial environment that supports priority setting, planning, management, fundraising and communication at the level of communities themselves.
We recently consolidated all our central administrative work in one place, the Queen Zein Al-Sharaf Institute for Development (ZENID), in Hashemi al-Shamali. Those who know ZENID will understand why we feel that the energy of the location will generate momentum. ZENID has long been a knowledge-sharing and learning facility and many organisations and practitioners from within and outside Jordan have attended events and workshops here over the years. Sharing experience and learning is vital to improving outcomes for communities, organsiations and professionals in our field, so we will be investing in making ZENID a recognised development facility and resource for Jordan and the region.
In recent years, we have become increasingly involved in working with refugees and their host communities. This work has been a significant learning process for everyone at JOHUD, but it is a source of special pride because we have seen first-hand the power of people working together to overcome unimaginable difficulties and hardships. Without the support of UNHCR and other valued partners, this work would not be possible. As JOHUD enters its 45th year, we would like to pay tribute to those partner organisations who have such an important part of our journey.
We are grateful to all the friends that continue to support us, and we look forward to further cooperation in the years ahead, with renewed determination and commitment.
Farah Daghistani, Executive Director