United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition countries - Jordan Component

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This multi-country programme has been developed in response to the escalating needs for tools that address the unemployment challenge in a number of Arab Countries, including Jordan.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), supported by the Government of Japan is implementing the above-mentioned Project with the full coordination and cooperation of the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Labour and the Higher Council for Youth.

The Project will contribute to the empowerment of Jordanian youth, promote employment and decent work, reduce socio-economic inequalities and foster gender equality. It will focus on three Governorates with high poverty and unemployment rates; Mafraq in the North East, Ma’an in the South and Madaba in the Middle.

A national implementation plan will be formulated to effectively carry out the Project at the national and local levels. The Project will enable at least 75 young people (women, men and people with disabilities), aged between 18-26 years old, to complete a 6-months internship in the private or public sectors in their respective Governorates.

A national conference on Youth employment will present a mapping of Youth employment policies and programmes in Jordan alongside a study of Trade, Tourism, and Information and Telecommunications Technology (ICT) sectors in Jordan. The conference will enable concrete recommendations to the private and public sectors in a manner that will better address the unemployment challenge in Jordan.

For more information, please visit our Project Overview page.

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