Dr. Jim Barnhart was sworn in today as U. S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Mission Director for Jordan. USAID’s Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt administered the oath of office.
The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) hosted the inaugural meeting of the USAID-supported Jordan International Conferences Ambassador Program today. Through a series of trainings, the program assists Jordanians to gain international recognition in sectors such as medicine, academia, and business in order to promote Jordan as a viable destination for meetings and conferences.
An estimated 300 people involved with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) projects in northern Jordan met today at Qasr Al Nakheel Hall to discuss ways to expand services and reach more people.
The city of Tafileh, with the support of USAID, today opened its first vocational training institute (VTI) for hospitality and tourism. The institute will prepare Tafileh’s youth with the career skills to meet the anticipated industry growth and development. According to the Jordanian Tourism Strategy, 25,000 trained employees will be required to accommodate the industry’s growth nationwide over the next four years.
USAID awarded a total of $880,000 to 28 charitable and cooperative organizations at a granting ceremony in Irbid today. The funds will allow the installation of 44 rainwater-harvesting cisterns and other community-based water projects in northern Jordan.
Last updated: May 29, 2015