Share-Net Jordan Annual Meeting (Knowledge Platform for Sexual and Reproductive Health SRH)

The Higher Population Council held its annual meeting for members of Share-Net Jordan (Knowledge Platform for Sexual and Reproductive Health) with concerned national institutions, Thursday, May 4th. The meeting came within the framework of keeping up partners well informed on developments regarding the knowledge platform.

His Excellency Dr. Issa Al-Masarweh, HPC Secretary-General chaired the meeting. Dr. Al-Masarweh pointed out the importance of the Share-Net Jordan project in bridging the knowledge gap in the field of SRH. Director of the Studies and Policies Unit/ HPC and Share-Net Jordan co-ordinator Mr. Ali Al-Mutlaq gave a briefing on the platform achievements for 2022, the plan of work for 2023 and the priorities and future directives of Share-Net Jordan in 2024. Using a participatory approach, the outputs of the Project Improvement Program, namely preparing a guide to parents on SRH for young adolescents, and a short video ‘Raising Children’s Awareness on SRH’ were presented. Both the guide to parents and the video (prepared by Jordanian experts in the field of health, education and psychology) aim to promote dialogue between parents and young male/ female adolescents.

The meeting also included a presentation by Dr. Zaid Hamdan/ Jordan University of Science and Technology on the methodology and study plan for ‘Jordanian University Students' Perception of Sexual Assault and Harassment in Jordan.’ It is noteworthy to mention that the study comes into effect through funding from Share-Net International.

It is worth mentioning here also that HPC has been the host of Share-Net Jordan (Knowledge Platform for SRH) since 2016. The platform, funded by Share-Net Netherlands, aims to support research related to SRH, with the participation of stakeholders from partners in various sectors. Among the aims of the platform also are to facilitate the building, dissemination, translation and promoting the use of knowledge in the field of SRH, in addition to building the capacities of key partners in identifying knowledge gaps.