Project

Technical Assistance for the EMIS System and WebGIS tool for the School Maintenance System, Standards and Procedures

Amman

Location: Amman, Jordan

This project aims to support evidence-based decision making and planning in the area of school maintenance. With strong collaboration and support from the GIZ under the German Jordan Cooperation, and in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the year-long project will see UNESCO providing technical assistance and support, with a focus on WebGIS. This project aligns strategically with the MoE’s goals to improve school infrastructure, addressing the issue of rising numbers of students shifting from private to public schools and the associated impact on the quality of learning in schools and access and equity in education.

In addition, the School Maintenance Steering Committee shall strive to develop a multi-level model for school facility management in Jordan, including capacity development opportunities for staff at the MoE and directorate level, to monitor and report on school maintenance using the Ministry’s EMIS and/or GIS platform. This will enable electronic and automated data capture, workflows, monitoring and reporting, with the goal of facilitating systematic, structured and evidence-based decision making. In the context of overall increased growth and investment in school infrastructure and rehabilitation/maintenance, the project strives to build upon previous experience, using the current collaboration to achieve the goal of developing a database and system for school maintenance. The project outputs are directly aligned with the National HRD Strategy 2016-2025 and the National Education Strategic Plan 2018-2022 which specifically highlights that a large number of schools have urgent maintenance needs.

This action is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development Goal 4 speaks to the importance of ‘building and upgrading education facilities that are child, disability and gender-sensitive and provide safe and non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all’.