To gain an informed overview of current practices and youth perspectives on environmental issues in Jordan, WoL was contracted by the Public Action for Water, Energy and Environment Project (PAP), a USAID funded project, to design and conduct a survey involving children and youth. The survey was aimed to provide baseline data for a bigger project with the objective to develop young people’s knowledge around the scarcity and limitations of resources, encourage individual action that can contribute to the conservation of these resources, and educate young people on how science and technology can provide alternatives to improve consumption patterns.
For our survey, we conducted a mapping and employed qualitative research methods to assess the presence of environmental concepts in the formal, informal and the non-formal education sectors. The survey also included a review of formal textbooks, interviews, and focus group discussions. The survey’s results served as a baseline to identify attitudes and behavioral changes to be associated with the interventions of the project.