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Creating jobs to enhance economic resilience and social stabilization in the northern region of Jordan

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UNIDO | United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Titre : Creating jobs to enhance economic resilience and social stabilization in the northern region of Jordan

Pays : Jordan

Date : Apr 1, 2018 // Oct 31, 2019

Présentation
Ever since the Syrian war started, Jordan has received and hosted (and still receives and hosts) flows of Syrian refugees seeking safe and secure environment in the Kingdom. Official and United Nations data estimates that more than 1.2 million refugees have entered the small-limited resources country, putting more political, economic, social and environmental pressure to the 6.5 million populated Kingdom.

Located on the borders with Syria, both the Governorates of Irbid and Mafraq host most refugees in the country, for which the impact on living conditions, infrastructure, and domestic economy was most noticed compared to other regions of the Kingdom. The Zaatari camp, considered the third largest refugee camp in the world, is located within the Mafraq Governorate. With the challenges of boosting the economy and attracting and creating new investments, few solutions are capable of creating significant job opportunities, among which is ensuring that local and Syrian trainees have the skills to integrate the textile industry workforce, where more than 30,000 vacancies are available to be filled.

UNIDO has already provided technical assistance to the Garment Design and Training Services Centre (GSC) in Amman in the context of the European Union-funded Creative Mediterranean project. The GSC is a vocational training center specialized in the textile industry that just opened a center in Irbid as a consequence of the existing potential of the region in the textile sector. Accordingly, and building up on UNIDO expertise, the main goal of the proposed project is to achieve social stabilization by enhancing economic resilience, through the employment of Jordanians from the hosting communities, and Syrian refugees in the textile industry in both Irbid and Mafraq. This will require surveying foreign labor and specialties of the factories, and then design and implement a comprehensive training program for Jordanians and Syrians.

Budget : $176,991

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