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LI concludes a virtual national hackathon in Jordan with 3 innovative solutions

The virtual hackathon, from 19 – 21 August, brought together Jordanian young entrepreneurs and representatives from three ministries to connect and collaborate on finding innovative solutions for three different challenges faced by the Jordanian government.

As part of our Idea Bank project, the hackathon aimed at advancing the country’s digital transformation agenda and fostering partnership between governmental institutions and young, budding entrepreneurs in Jordan.

During the hackathon, each ministry introduced and explained its predefined major challenge.

Impact Stories

Meet Hadeel: founder of Zanjabeel, an #agristartup to cultivate and produce fresh and organic ginger and green ginger tubers. 🍠 At first, Hadeel struggled to develop her project, which was the first in Palestine, among a largely male-dominated sector. 🌱 
LI, through our EU-funded @gimed_enicbcmed project, supported Hadeel in identifying her target customers and refining her business model. 👩🏽‍🌾 
"This helped me grow my business, income, standard of living, and most importantly, self confidence" ⬆️ 
This project supports #ecopreneurs with green ideas across the Mediterranean, as part of our overall mission to spur #greeninnovation and drive #sustainableeconomicdevelopment. 📈🌎 
@enicbcmed #GOMED #sustainablebusiness #greeneconomy

Meet Hadeel: founder of Zanjabeel, an #agristartup to cultivate and produce fresh and organic ginger and green ginger tubers. 🍠 At first, Hadeel struggled to develop her project, which was the first in Palestine, among a largely male-dominated sector. 🌱

LI, through our EU-funded @gimed_enicbcmed project, supported Hadeel in identifying her target customers and refining her business model. 👩🏽‍🌾

"This helped me grow my business, income, standard of living, and most importantly, self confidence" ⬆️

This project supports #ecopreneurs with green ideas across the Mediterranean, as part of our overall mission to spur #greeninnovation and drive #sustainableeconomicdevelopment. 📈🌎

@enicbcmed #GOMED #sustainablebusiness #greeneconomy

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Our International #Tourism Outlook study found that #Jordan has an abundance of natural sites appropriate for #yoga and #meditation and a growing instructor and practitioner crowd that can be engaged to create new wellness and yoga experiences for local and international tourists. 🧘‍♀️ 
This study is supported by @nlinjo. 🇳🇱 
👉 LINK IN BIO 
#wellnesstourism #tourismdevelopment #sustainabletourism #sustainabletourismdevelopment

Our International #Tourism Outlook study found that #Jordan has an abundance of natural sites appropriate for #yoga and #meditation and a growing instructor and practitioner crowd that can be engaged to create new wellness and yoga experiences for local and international tourists. 🧘‍♀️

This study is supported by @nlinjo. 🇳🇱

👉 LINK IN BIO

#wellnesstourism #tourismdevelopment #sustainabletourism #sustainabletourismdevelopment

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For Turqat, the idea of establishing an onsite, state of the art car service company that caters to busy vehicle owners came to mind when one of the co-founders was unable to maintain his car's needs due to his hectic lifestyle. 🚗 
Through our EU-funded @medstarts_project, the Turqat team in Palestine was introduced to a vast network of mentors and were able to create long-term linkages with stakeholders. Additionally, they will receive a subgrant of 10,000 EUR, which will be allocated to further develop the #startup. ⬆️ 
"Anyone can come up with an idea, but few are brave enough to execute it", says Tareq Abuyousef, co-founder of Turqat. 
@enicbcmed #GOMED #innovation #entrepreneurship

For Turqat, the idea of establishing an onsite, state of the art car service company that caters to busy vehicle owners came to mind when one of the co-founders was unable to maintain his car's needs due to his hectic lifestyle. 🚗

Through our EU-funded @medstarts_project, the Turqat team in Palestine was introduced to a vast network of mentors and were able to create long-term linkages with stakeholders. Additionally, they will receive a subgrant of 10,000 EUR, which will be allocated to further develop the #startup. ⬆️

"Anyone can come up with an idea, but few are brave enough to execute it", says Tareq Abuyousef, co-founder of Turqat.

@enicbcmed #GOMED #innovation #entrepreneurship

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The leather and shoe sector 👞 is one of Palestine's top ten exporting industries. The sector's imports and exports increase almost at the same rate, indicating a noticeable growth in the sector. On the other hand, the textile and clothing sector 👚 suffers a significantly higher trade deficit, one that is mainly caused by non-tariff barriers, lack of research and development efforts, reliance on ready-made designs, and lack of awareness on product quality. Through our #mediterranean @creactive_project, funded by @enicbcmed, #SMEs in both sectors will connect with the creative industry to improve product design and quality and boost the regional and global competitiveness of their products. 📈 
#GOMED #privatesectordevelopment #SMEsdevelopment #accesstomarkets

The leather and shoe sector 👞 is one of Palestine's top ten exporting industries. The sector's imports and exports increase almost at the same rate, indicating a noticeable growth in the sector. On the other hand, the textile and clothing sector 👚 suffers a significantly higher trade deficit, one that is mainly caused by non-tariff barriers, lack of research and development efforts, reliance on ready-made designs, and lack of awareness on product quality. Through our #mediterranean @creactive_project, funded by @enicbcmed, #SMEs in both sectors will connect with the creative industry to improve product design and quality and boost the regional and global competitiveness of their products. 📈

#GOMED #privatesectordevelopment #SMEsdevelopment #accesstomarkets

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In #Jordan, we are working on diversifying #tourism offerings through our Curated Experiences project to restrart, recover, and reimagine a more #sustainable and #inclusive future for travel. 
We just completed a 5-day focus group programme with actors from across the #tourismvaluechain to brainstorm ideas, challenges, and opportunities for the following themes: 
🌎 #Ecotourism
👩🏽‍🌾 #CulturalTourism
🕉 #WellnessTourism
🕌⛪ #SpiritualTourism (including Islamic and Christian heritage trails) 
This project is funded by @nlinjo 🇳🇱

In #Jordan, we are working on diversifying #tourism offerings through our Curated Experiences project to restrart, recover, and reimagine a more #sustainable and #inclusive future for travel.

We just completed a 5-day focus group programme with actors from across the #tourismvaluechain to brainstorm ideas, challenges, and opportunities for the following themes:

🌎 #Ecotourism
👩🏽‍🌾 #CulturalTourism
🕉 #WellnessTourism
🕌⛪ #SpiritualTourism (including Islamic and Christian heritage trails)

This project is funded by @nlinjo 🇳🇱

2 weeks ago
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Ahmad, a newly-hired employee who received training and apprenticeship at @jumandeadsea shares his story during a visit with a Danish delegation headed by Minister of Development Cooperation in Denmark Mr. Flemming Moller Mortensen and Danish Ambassador to Jordan, Ms. Merete Juhl, along with the RDPP and international media. 
Our #Skills4Work project, supported by RDPP, helps #Syrianrefugees and #hostcommunities in #Jordan in building their skills and improving their #employability to find decent jobs. The project simultaneously supports #SMEs similar to the woman-led Juman Factory in increasing their competitiveness and capacity to absorb more labour. 
#rdppme #livelihoods #workforcedevelopment #jobcreation

Ahmad, a newly-hired employee who received training and apprenticeship at @jumandeadsea shares his story during a visit with a Danish delegation headed by Minister of Development Cooperation in Denmark Mr. Flemming Moller Mortensen and Danish Ambassador to Jordan, Ms. Merete Juhl, along with the RDPP and international media.

Our #Skills4Work project, supported by RDPP, helps #Syrianrefugees and #hostcommunities in #Jordan in building their skills and improving their #employability to find decent jobs. The project simultaneously supports #SMEs similar to the woman-led Juman Factory in increasing their competitiveness and capacity to absorb more labour.

#rdppme #livelihoods #workforcedevelopment #jobcreation

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"My purpose and passion lie in helping others become the best version of themselves. I am really looking forward to changing more lives by reaching even more people online." – Ruba, life coach who completed our Digital Avenue project training course to upgrade #digiwork skills. 
The project, funded by @usembassyjordan, aims to help #Jordan's highly-unemployed youth tap into a world of #digitalwork opportunities on global marketplaces like Upwork and Freelancer. 
#USAinJO #jobcreation

"My purpose and passion lie in helping others become the best version of themselves. I am really looking forward to changing more lives by reaching even more people online." – Ruba, life coach who completed our Digital Avenue project training course to upgrade #digiwork skills.

The project, funded by @usembassyjordan, aims to help #Jordan's highly-unemployed youth tap into a world of #digitalwork opportunities on global marketplaces like Upwork and Freelancer.

#USAinJO #jobcreation

3 weeks ago
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Gulf International Packaging is a Jordanian #SME that produces a variety of packages for food products and employs around 80 workers. Through our #Skills4Work project, we provided the SME's workforce with workplace training to improve their productivity, boost their skills and creativity, and support overall business development efforts. 📈 ⬆️ 
Ultimately, our project will enable 40 #SMEs to build the capacity of their workforce and employ more youth, women, and people with disabilities among #refugees and #hostcommunities in #Jordan. 
Skills4Work is supported by #rdppme 
#workforcedevelopment #workplaceskills #upskilling #employability #jobcreation #SMEdevelopment
Gulf International Packaging is a Jordanian #SME that produces a variety of packages for food products and employs around 80 workers. Through our #Skills4Work project, we provided the SME's workforce with workplace training to improve their productivity, boost their skills and creativity, and support overall business development efforts. 📈 ⬆️ 
Ultimately, our project will enable 40 #SMEs to build the capacity of their workforce and employ more youth, women, and people with disabilities among #refugees and #hostcommunities in #Jordan. 
Skills4Work is supported by #rdppme 
#workforcedevelopment #workplaceskills #upskilling #employability #jobcreation #SMEdevelopment
Gulf International Packaging is a Jordanian #SME that produces a variety of packages for food products and employs around 80 workers. Through our #Skills4Work project, we provided the SME's workforce with workplace training to improve their productivity, boost their skills and creativity, and support overall business development efforts. 📈 ⬆️ 
Ultimately, our project will enable 40 #SMEs to build the capacity of their workforce and employ more youth, women, and people with disabilities among #refugees and #hostcommunities in #Jordan. 
Skills4Work is supported by #rdppme 
#workforcedevelopment #workplaceskills #upskilling #employability #jobcreation #SMEdevelopment
Gulf International Packaging is a Jordanian #SME that produces a variety of packages for food products and employs around 80 workers. Through our #Skills4Work project, we provided the SME's workforce with workplace training to improve their productivity, boost their skills and creativity, and support overall business development efforts. 📈 ⬆️ 
Ultimately, our project will enable 40 #SMEs to build the capacity of their workforce and employ more youth, women, and people with disabilities among #refugees and #hostcommunities in #Jordan. 
Skills4Work is supported by #rdppme 
#workforcedevelopment #workplaceskills #upskilling #employability #jobcreation #SMEdevelopment
Gulf International Packaging is a Jordanian #SME that produces a variety of packages for food products and employs around 80 workers. Through our #Skills4Work project, we provided the SME's workforce with workplace training to improve their productivity, boost their skills and creativity, and support overall business development efforts. 📈 ⬆️ 
Ultimately, our project will enable 40 #SMEs to build the capacity of their workforce and employ more youth, women, and people with disabilities among #refugees and #hostcommunities in #Jordan. 
Skills4Work is supported by #rdppme 
#workforcedevelopment #workplaceskills #upskilling #employability #jobcreation #SMEdevelopment

Gulf International Packaging is a Jordanian #SME that produces a variety of packages for food products and employs around 80 workers. Through our #Skills4Work project, we provided the SME's workforce with workplace training to improve their productivity, boost their skills and creativity, and support overall business development efforts. 📈 ⬆️

Ultimately, our project will enable 40 #SMEs to build the capacity of their workforce and employ more youth, women, and people with disabilities among #refugees and #hostcommunities in #Jordan.

Skills4Work is supported by #rdppme

#workforcedevelopment #workplaceskills #upskilling #employability #jobcreation #SMEdevelopment

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Learn more about how Jebreel, Sondous, and Noura from Palestine found a natural, effective, and innovative solution to combat food loss and waste by prolonging the shelf life of fresh produce. 🍏 
Our EU-funded #GIMED project supports #ecopreneurs with #green ideas 🌱 across the Mediterranean, which fits within LI's efforts to advance an #economicgrowth that protects the #environment. 🌎  👉 LINK IN BIO 
@enicbcmed #GOMED #greenbusiness #greenjobs #GreenInnovation #greengrowth #ecopreneur

Learn more about how Jebreel, Sondous, and Noura from Palestine found a natural, effective, and innovative solution to combat food loss and waste by prolonging the shelf life of fresh produce. 🍏

Our EU-funded #GIMED project supports #ecopreneurs with #green ideas 🌱 across the Mediterranean, which fits within LI's efforts to advance an #economicgrowth that protects the #environment. 🌎

👉 LINK IN BIO

@enicbcmed #GOMED #greenbusiness #greenjobs #GreenInnovation #greengrowth #ecopreneur

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This #WorldTourismDay, we shed light on the importance of #regenerativetourism as a step forward from #sustainabletourism. 🌱 
With COVID-related closures and restrictions completely devastating the sector over the past 2 years, post-vaccine travel will no longer be just about protecting and slowing down degradation but rather making destinations better for future generations. 🌎 
At LI, we are working hard towards smarter and greener initiatives that not only help the sector recover but more importantly #buildbackbetter. ⬆️ 
#WTD2021 #WorldTourismDay2021 #TourismDevelopment #TourismValueChainDevelopment #ResponsibleTravel #ResponsibleTourism #regenerativetravel

This #WorldTourismDay, we shed light on the importance of #regenerativetourism as a step forward from #sustainabletourism. 🌱

With COVID-related closures and restrictions completely devastating the sector over the past 2 years, post-vaccine travel will no longer be just about protecting and slowing down degradation but rather making destinations better for future generations. 🌎

At LI, we are working hard towards smarter and greener initiatives that not only help the sector recover but more importantly #buildbackbetter. ⬆️

#WTD2021 #WorldTourismDay2021 #TourismDevelopment #TourismValueChainDevelopment #ResponsibleTravel #ResponsibleTourism #regenerativetravel

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In #Palestine, #MSMEs make at least 58% of the leather and shoe (L&S) industry and 72.5% of the textile & clothing industry (T&C). Both industries highly contribute to #economicgrowth through #manufacturing, #employment, and #exports. But during the pandemic, 80% of the enterprises in L&S halted production, and 20% of the T&C switched to manufacturing personal protective equipment. Many of these MSMEs rely on the local market as they lack international exposure and the creativity in product design to compete with other countries in the region or around the world. 
Accordingly, the Mediterranean @creactive_project, funded by @enicbcmed, is helping traditional #MSMEs in both sectors boost their creativity and #innovation by connecting them with #creativeindustries that specialise in crafts and design. By upgrading and modernising their products, MSMEs in L&S and T&C will be able to improve their positioning and enhance their #competitiveness. 
#GOMED #privatesectordevelopment #MSMEsdevelopment #accesstomarkets

In #Palestine, #MSMEs make at least 58% of the leather and shoe (L&S) industry and 72.5% of the textile & clothing industry (T&C). Both industries highly contribute to #economicgrowth through #manufacturing, #employment, and #exports. But during the pandemic, 80% of the enterprises in L&S halted production, and 20% of the T&C switched to manufacturing personal protective equipment. Many of these MSMEs rely on the local market as they lack international exposure and the creativity in product design to compete with other countries in the region or around the world.

Accordingly, the Mediterranean @creactive_project, funded by @enicbcmed, is helping traditional #MSMEs in both sectors boost their creativity and #innovation by connecting them with #creativeindustries that specialise in crafts and design. By upgrading and modernising their products, MSMEs in L&S and T&C will be able to improve their positioning and enhance their #competitiveness.

#GOMED #privatesectordevelopment #MSMEsdevelopment #accesstomarkets

1 month ago
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Al Lazeza Factory is run by a family of chocolate aficionados aspiring to share their passion with the world. Through our #Skills4Work project, LI supported the factory in diversifying their product offerings, increasing their production capacity in line with rising demand, and improving marketing efforts to increase local sales and international #exports. 
#rdppme #SMEs #SMEsupport #SMEdevelopment #jobcreation
Al Lazeza Factory is run by a family of chocolate aficionados aspiring to share their passion with the world. Through our #Skills4Work project, LI supported the factory in diversifying their product offerings, increasing their production capacity in line with rising demand, and improving marketing efforts to increase local sales and international #exports. 
#rdppme #SMEs #SMEsupport #SMEdevelopment #jobcreation
Al Lazeza Factory is run by a family of chocolate aficionados aspiring to share their passion with the world. Through our #Skills4Work project, LI supported the factory in diversifying their product offerings, increasing their production capacity in line with rising demand, and improving marketing efforts to increase local sales and international #exports. 
#rdppme #SMEs #SMEsupport #SMEdevelopment #jobcreation
Al Lazeza Factory is run by a family of chocolate aficionados aspiring to share their passion with the world. Through our #Skills4Work project, LI supported the factory in diversifying their product offerings, increasing their production capacity in line with rising demand, and improving marketing efforts to increase local sales and international #exports. 
#rdppme #SMEs #SMEsupport #SMEdevelopment #jobcreation

Al Lazeza Factory is run by a family of chocolate aficionados aspiring to share their passion with the world. Through our #Skills4Work project, LI supported the factory in diversifying their product offerings, increasing their production capacity in line with rising demand, and improving marketing efforts to increase local sales and international #exports.

#rdppme #SMEs #SMEsupport #SMEdevelopment #jobcreation

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