Impact Atlas is the chosen platform for the RYSE collective in Jordan— five top NGOs collaborate to support 25,000 Young Leaders of Peace

RYSE- Resilient Youth, Socially and Economically Empowered

Financed by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, RYSE is an ambitious attempt to develop and mobilize a dynamic, powerful, multi-stakeholder initiative/ eco-system focusing on empowering at least 25,000 displaced and conflict-affected youth to become the much-needed positive change agents in a region marred by war and political instability.


Images courtesy of DRC Jordan 

The Context

Located in Western Asia and bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine (West Bank), Jordan is a semi-arid country with a population of 10.5 million people.

By its neighbors, Jordan is often seen as a refuge from crisis. One in 14 people in Jordan are registered refugees. The country has become home to more than 650,000 Syrian refugees since the Syrian conflict began in 2011. Even though formal refugee camps do exist, most Syrians live outside of them.

37% of young people aged 15–24 are unemployed in Jordan, compared to the global average of 13% — and unemployment among young Syrians in Jordan is approximately 84%.

Only 7% of Syrian women are participating in the Jordanian labor market. Improving life skills among youth will thus lead to a generation who will become change agents in a troubled region. This is the background for the ambitious multi-stakeholder project called RYSE (Resilient Youth, Socially and Economically Empowered).

Improving life skills among youth will thus lead to a generation who will become change agents in a troubled region. This is the background for the ambitious multi-stakeholder project called RYSE.

The Impact Atlas Role

As the core technology of this initiative, Impact Atlas will simultaneously provide each of the organizations real-time program and impact data, as well as provide the RYSE Consortium Group and Novo Nordisk harmonized data for full program insight throughout the program.

Impact Atlas will support across all objectives of the program.

The first pillar will focus on providing life skills, trainings, and pathways for youth to engage in leadership in civil society. 

The second pillar will provide a comprehensive approach to help young people obtain the training and support needed to be strong candidates for better jobs. Families of youth will receive customized support packages including coaching, general family guidance, cash support and individually designed pathways to obtain meaningful and decent job opportunities. 

Finally, the project will address formal societal structures in Jordan that prevent youth from actively participating in civil society and the labor market. Creating an enabling environment that actively includes young people will be critical for the long-term success of the project.

The Partners


The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons in 40 countries across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and — whenever possible — for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 9,000 staff and 7,500 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. For more information visit

Generations for Peace

Generations For Peace is a leading global non-profit peacebuilding organisation founded by HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein in 2007.

Dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation at the grassroots, Generations For Peace empowers volunteer leaders of youth to promote active tolerance and responsible citizenship in communities experiencing different forms of conflict and violence.

Carefully facilitated sport-based games, art, advocacy, dialogue, and empowerment activities provide an entry point to engage children, youth, and adults, and a vehicle for integrated education and sustained behavioural change.

Mercy Corps 

In more than 40 countries around the world, nearly 6,000 team members work side by side with people living through poverty, disaster, violent conflict and the acute impacts of climate change. Mercy Corps is committed to creating global change through local impact .

Since 2003, Mercy Corps has been working to support Jordanians as well as Syrian refugees who have fled to the country. In 2019, we provided assistance to 1.2 million people all across Jordan. For more information visit


Over the past 18 years, INJAZ has established itself as a leading solution provider linking the public, private, and civil society sectors to bridge the skills gap between the educational system and the changing needs of the labor market in Jordan.

The expansive operational capacity of INJAZ allows it to reach over 370,000 youth a year with its career-oriented capacity building programs; to date, it has benefited over 1.9 Million. Each year, INJAZ implements programs in all 12 governorates of Jordan working alongside and within around 3387 schools, 41 universities and colleges, and a range of social institutions, including vocational training centers, centers for youth with disability, youth centers and community centers. In addition to its Amman headquarters, INJAZ maintains permanent field offices in Irbid, Zarqa, Karak, Aqaba, and Ma’an, where local staff and close relationships with community stakeholders strengthen INJAZ’s knowledge of locally effective program design and implementation strategies.

Jordan River Foundation

Chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1995 with a focus on child safety and community empowerment.

Driven by values of social justice, impactful interventions to alleviate poverty, and socio-economic empowerment — focusing on women and youth, JRF implements various programs to achieve its mission of transforming Jordanian communities.

It has been a major player in Jordan’s social and economic development, bringing forth over 20 years of experience to local community empowerment and child safety. JRF has also been supporting homegrown solutions that engage Jordanians and help them address local challenges. Most importantly, JRF places the wellbeing of children at the center of its development initiatives. For more information visit: