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Ready for Work: A Discussion of Women Entrepreneurship in Jordan

Date & Time

Dec. 12, 2019
9:00am – 10:30am


Amman Jordan

Ready for Work: A Discussion of Women Entrepreneurship in Jordan

The Wilson Center presented and discussed findings of its new report entitled, “Ready for Work: an Analysis of Workforce Development Asymmetries in the Middle East and North Africa” in an interactive conversation with Wilson Center President and CEO the Honorable Jane Harman and a selected group of women leaders and young entrepreneurs.

The report, which draws from primary research on Jordan, Tunisia and Oman, highlights the main challenges and opportunities in the region in regards to workforce development. The discussion will focus attention on the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in generating new market activity and job opportunities that are crucial with dealing with unemployment, particularly for women given low rates of female labor participation in the country.

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About INJAZ: 

INJAZ was founded in 1999 as a project under a USAID-funded program, Save the Children. In 2001, INJAZ became an independent, nonprofit Jordanian organization. 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. INJAZ’s portfolio of programs addresses the wide range of needs of young Jordanians and complement the education and training provided by traditional educational institutions with programs develop the vital soft and hard skills necessary to be competitive job candidates and entrepreneurs in the private sector. Over the years, INJAZ has developed its own programs in consultation with local and regional experts and collaborated with international development organizations to bring new, high-impact programs to Jordan and adapt them to local sensibilities. INJAZ has been consistently successful in achieving high rates of female participation in its programs – female students make up more than 60 percent of beneficiaries at the school and university level each year, and student teams for project-based programs are just as often led by young women as by young men. Twitter: @INJAZorg 

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