National Progarmmes of Actions (NPAs)
 for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities

Joradan’s NPA (National Progarmme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities)

Jordan’s NPA Document

PERGA succeeded in mobilizing a financial source from the Coordination Office of Progarmme for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA)/UNEP for development of the Jordan’s NPA Document in coordination with the Jordn Government. It was coordinated with the PERSGA focal point (Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA)) for development of the NPA; a team was designed for this purpose.  

PERSGA contributed to development of the NPA document through developing ToRs for the team members and a work plan along with a time schedule for completion of the document within a period not exceeding one year.  The development of the Jordan’s NPA document was completed and submitted to the Coordination Office (GPA/UNEP), anticipating to start developing such a NPA for the other country members, with exception of Yemen that already development and produced such a document. The development of the final NPA document came following discussion of the draft at national workshop.

Workshop on Jordan’s NPA (11 November 2007)

PERSGA organized, in coordination with ASEZA, a national workshop on the NPA that was held on 11th November 2007 in Aqaba National Park Headquarters, Aqaba, Jordan.  Activities of the workshop were opened by the Vice Chair of ASEZA & Commissioner for Environmental Affairs in presence of the Representative and Coordinator of PERSGA for Land-Based Activities Proggamme. 
A number of specialists participated for discussing the draft NPA document at the workshop. Decision makers and interested people from different stakeholders were involved to provide feedbacks and comments on the draft document as a part of success of the NPA. At the end of the workshop, priority problems resulting in pollution of the marine environment in Jordan were set and ranked as well as identifying related applicable actions, which were included in the final NPA document. Comments and recommendations of the participants were considered in the development of the document.

The NPA document is also available on the GPA website (