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Bridging the Skills Gap and Supporting Young Entrepreneurs

28:55February 15, 2022

On this episode of Ready to Launch: A MENA Entrepreneurship Podcast, co-hosts Merissa Khurma and Rajae Sahouri chatted with another key pillar of the Jordanian entrepreneurship ecosystem, Deema Bibi. Deema is the CEO of INJAZ, a Jordanian youth organization that has established itself over the past 20 years 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 a region that suffers from a rather wide skills gap in the labor market.

In 2018, INJAZ set up its own incubator mySTARTUP, which supports budding entrepreneurs and their projects or businesses. To learn more about this incubator’s impact, the podcast brought on Abdullah al Ghwairi, a young Jordanian graduate in civil engineering from the University of Jordan. Abdullah is now working on his Edtech start up Safi that is focused on creating a peer-to-peer online community to share educational materials. 

This podcast was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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