New Center Addresses Global Climate Change Impacts on Water, Energy, Food, and Health Systems

New Center Addresses Global Climate Change Impacts on Water, Energy, Food, and Health Systems


National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center


University of California San Diego, US - The Hashemite University, Jordan - University of Jordan, Jordan - The Royal Scientific Society, Jordan


36 Months


CAN share is 50,000 USD


On Going

Program Goal

To develop a center based in Jordan and involving academic community partnerships to address water scarcity and its impact on health, and food and energy nexus. Solutions will include solar desalination and hygiene interventions among vulnerable communities in rural areas and refugee camps and learning from this project to expand its impacts to the larger global communities.

Program Activities

The main deliverables of this project are: 

CAN will be part of the advisory board for the Global Center on Climate Change and Water-Energy-Food-Health Systems (GC3WEFH) led by UC San Diego.  CAN is going to be the chair of the board for community organizations and will be participating in leadership and as part of the community engagement core, doing reach out, education and supporting the research project. CAN will be the responsible to coordinate with the members of the board of community organizations regarding related components of the center in support of UCSD coordination efforts of the center at UCSD as the main contact to support the center goals. The specific contributions of CAN will include participation in coordination with local stakeholders, monthly team discussions, monitoring and evaluation, and supporting the rest of the center team in its various endeavors.

About Us

The Climate Action Association (CAN) is a nonprofit Jordanian environmental NGO that was established with national no: (2013012200016) according to the Societies’ law No (51) of 2008 and its amendments on 16th April 2013. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Environment. It is based in Amman, Jordan.

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