Ghor el Safi Women Association for Social Development
Ghor el Safi Women Association for Social Development was established in 1996 to support the women and community of Ghor el Safi. Since 1999, the association started the embroidery and soil dyeing project under the guidance of an international expert and involving 15 women: Safi Crafts. Over the years, the association established contacts with shops and institutions in Jordan in order to sell its products; however, the sales are very low, and contacts with the urban centres and sale points are limited. Through this project, UNESCO will work closely with the women of Ghor el Safi to improve the quality of Safi Crafts and market and promote the activity in Jordan.
For more information about the Ghor el Safi Women Association for Social Development and Safi Crafts, please visit:
Al Hima Foundation for the protection of Jordan Natural and Human Heritage
Al-Hima Foundation for the protection of Jordan Natural and Human Heritage is a local NGO in Jordan, with experience in community development projects and a special link to Jordan’s cultural heritage. Al-Hima’s approach is to work hands-on with local cooperative associations to develop their capacities to sustainably manage income-generating activities.
Al-Hima is working in close partnership with UNESCO to develop the capacities of the Ghor el Safi Women Association to produce high quality crafts, promote them, and sustainably manage an income-generating activity.
For more information about Al-Hima foundation, please visit: www.alhima-jo.org
Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) is a well-known no-profit organization in Jordan with experience in the local environment and scientific botanical research. RSCN is partnering with UNESCO in this project to survey and identify dye plants in the area of Ghor el Safi in view of identifying new natural dye sources for the production of Safi Crafts.
For more information about RSCN please visit: http://www.rscn.org.jo/Back to top