On 21 July 2022, the Business Development Center (BDC), in cooperation with National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), organised a Cross-border Workshop in Amman, Jordan, gathering 48 regional and national stakeholders from the public and private sector, TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) institutions and civil society.
The goal of the Workshop was to debate at the regional level the results of the Focus Groups previously held, to raise awareness at the cross-border level and finalise, through the feedback received, the Catalogue of new trainee-oriented Curricula in the field of sustainable economy.
Mr. Ghaleb Hijazi, General Manager of BDC, and Dr Nizar Haddad, General Director of NARC, underlined their gratification in collaborating for the development of green, new jobs for young people, especially women, in Jordan.
The event consisted of two parallel sessions, a Blue and Green Economy Workshop and a Circular Economy and Sustainable Agriculture Workshop, in which the participants discussed the trainee-oriented Catalogues (aquaponics, hydroponics, organic farming, food processing and soft skills) that rely on the technical curricula of HELIOS and RESMYLE projects, as well as the soft skills curriculum of Maharat Med project. Thus, CLUSTER uptakes the results of these projects by identifying their efficient practices, while ensuring their promotion and dissemination. The results were collectively shared to all the participants, highlighting the suggestions of professionals operating in these fields to ensure that the training outlines increase the skills of young job seekers.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.