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Emerging findings from the GAGE baseline research in Jordan and impacts of the Makani programme

22 Jul
09:00-13:00 (GMT +3:00)
Le Grand Amman Hotel, Q. Nour Street, Amman, Jordan

Syrian children at a 'Makani' (MySpace) centre supported in the Azraq refugee camp in northern Jordan. Photo: Russell Watkins/DfID

In Jordan, GAGE is partnering  with UNICEF Jordan to explore and test the effects of UNICEF’s integrated adolescent and youth programming on the well-being and empowerment of vulnerable adolescent girls and boys from refugee and host communities. GAGE research involves the most vulnerable adolescents, including refugees, vulnerable Jordanians, adolescents with disabilities, those out of school, as well as married girls and adolescent mothers. Our sample consists of 3500 boys and girls together with their caregivers in camp and non-camp settings.

GAGE completed the baseline data collection in March 2019 and conducted a validation workshop with UNICEF Jordan to validate findings related to the Makani one-stop child and adolescent programme. The GAGE programme and UNICEF Jordan are hosting this event to present findings on adolescent capabilities and the role played in these by the Makani programme. We will also discuss the policy and programming implications of our baseline research findings.