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SUNY/Jordan Legislative Strengthening Program Holds Open House

SUNY/CID NEWS STORIES 2006Left-to-right: LSP's Zayyan Zawaneh, USAID Deputy Director Mike Harvey, Parliament's Director of Research and Information Sufian el Hassan

On March 16, 2006, SUNY/CID's field office in Jordan, implementer of the large Legislative Strengthening Program funded by USAID, officially opened its new office doors. Welcoming some 150 friends, colleagues, civil society organizations, Members of Parliament, the Secretary General of Parliament, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, other USAID implementers, the USAID Deputy Director and Democracy/Governance Team Leaders and staff, vendors, subcontractors, private sector colleagues, and other contacts to the event, the SUNY/Jordan staff spent the evening showing off the new offices, describing the program, and handing out new publications. The 2 to 3-year project is now in its seventh month of implementation, realizing successes in training, technical assistance, needs assessments, a study trip to Lebanon, and procurement activities. The project is fully staffed up now and looking forward to developing its second year Workplan of activities in the coming months. Reception to the team's work has been very positive, with high attendance at training sessions, public policy dialogues, consultative roundtables, and conferences.

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