Horizons for Green Development (HFGD) is a Jordanian non-profit organization established in 2014 committed to empowering communities through sustainable development. As climate change heavily impacts our natural resources our mission is to contribute to alleviating water shortages, increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency and improved food securities.
Close interaction with vulnerable societies helps us understand needs and gaps to better serve citizens. Civic engagement, initiating dialogue, strengthening capacities, income generating interventions, awareness and introduction of innovative solutions are jointly mobilized to act as change agents and improve thousands of lives. Advocacy and lobbying for improved national legislation and policies are also inextricably incorporated throughout our programs through the close interaction with decision makers at central and local levels.
Our policies include: safeguarding, transparency, gender mainstreaming, anti-corruption, CRM, and whistle-blowing.
Horizons works in Jordan and in Tunisia as of August 2018.
THE CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK (CAN)
In August 2017, CAN Arab World elected Mr.El-Akhras, Chief Executive Officerat Horizon for Green Development as the Chair of CANAW Board for the next two years. CANAW represents Al Mashreq and Al Maghrib regions that consist of more than 99 members.
INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE (IUCN)
In January 2017, Mr. El-Akhras was nominated as the IUCN National committee chair to Jordan. IUCN is a membership union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organizations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organizations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.