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.
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.
Over the past century, the expansion of global economies has posed environmental challenges that demand a radical rethink in our priorities, habits, and systems.
The outbreak of the virus has so far caused an economic fallout all over the world. As COVID-19 cases increase, commodity prices decrease, unemployment rises, stock markets flounder, and value chains continue to fail