Microsoft Jordan and the USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program (USAID JCP) honored six teams of young Jordanian programmers today for the innovative tech solutions they developed while participating in the Microsoft Academic Accelerator Program.
The United States and Jordan have partnered in development for more than 60 years. USAID has longstanding programs in water, education, health, economic development and democratic governance. The Syria crisis—and resulting influx of refugees into Jordan—has impacted USAID’s ongoing activities, as well as Jordan’s ability to meet the needs of the people within its borders. USAID supports the government and host communities of Jordan as they cope with the crisis. We have re-oriented existing programs to account for the refugee situation and added funds to focus directly on stresses caused by the Syria crisis.
U.S. and Jordanian officials signed grant documents totaling $429.7 million at a ceremony in Amman today. The grants were signed by Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Jim Barnhart at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells also attended the ceremony.
The USAID Jordan Local Enterprise Support Project (LENS) signed an agreement today with the Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC) to support the competitiveness and sustainability of micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Jordan’s land transport sector. The partnership will provide hundreds of businesses with the training and support necessary to meet new regulations passed by the LTRC in 2014, mandating that commercial vehicle drivers acquire new certification and safety tools to guarantee international safety standards.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a state of the art tourism and hospitality training center at Al Imam Malek Jabal Al Qusoor Public Secondary School today. The training center in East Amman provides vocational education to Jordanian students who plan to work in the tourism and hospitality sector, and is a model for other schools with the hospitality stream.
Last updated: November 10, 2015