Stories of purpose creating impact that matters

Skilling for new livelihood opportunities in Jordan

Since February, we have partnered with EFE – Jordan to train around 150 Syrian refugees and host community members in Jordan to improve their employability and livelihood skills. The training, which is part of our Skills4Work project, funded by the Regional Development and Protection Programme for Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq (RDPP II), covers soft and technical skills for manufacturing sectors including garments, plastics, food processing, and cosmetics and chemicals.

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A look into the present and future of smart agriculture

Cities everywhere are opting to incorporate smart technologies to solve some of their most pressing issues, from transportation to healthcare. Similarly, agriculture has emerged as another component that can be significantly enhanced through the utilisation of “smart systems” and then successfully integrated within the wider picture of smart cities.

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Navigating the shift towards digital work in Jordan

While conventional calendars employed the ‘Before the Common Era’ (BCE) and ‘Anno Domini’ (AD) system, the coronavirus outbreak has revealed a new sense of time. “Post-COVID” is the beginning of a new epoch, transforming economies, cultures, and behaviours and expediting the arrival of a new type of work: digital work, otherwise known as digiwork.

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Telehealth to make cities smarter

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the ways in which medical services can be provided in an unprecedented manner. On short notice, hospitals had to endure unusual strain on their services; which ultimately led to supply shortages and a great reduction in the number of patients who could be admitted to their facilities.

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PASS: Palestinian Startup Support Program

PASS has followed a bottom-up approach in developing the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in Palestine. It has focused on the grassroots level to improve the Palestinian entrepreneurial capacity and widen its horizons