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October 24 2021 6:56 AM ˚

[email protected], GIZ join forces to empower women in ICT sector

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AMMAN — According to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, the Information and Communication Technology Association of Jordan ([email protected]) signed a cooperation agreement with the “Employment-oriented MSME Promotion” Project (MSME) implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).اضافة اعلان

The agreement was signed by Amjad Swais, the newly elected Chairman of [email protected], Elisabeth Girrbach, GIZ Jordan country director, and Diana Hollmann, GIZ MSME project lead, in the presence of Ruba Darwish, board member of [email protected] and head of the SHETECHS initiative, and Nidal Bitar, [email protected]’s CEO.

The agreement aims at improving the conditions for women’s participation in the digital economy in all possible roles, be it in management or as technical staff.

The two parties will develop and implement a strategy to integrate women’s economic empowerment into their activities, strengthen specialized research on women’s participation in the digital economy, and collect best practices in the global digital economy to enhance evidence-based decision-making.

Darwish said that the agreement contributes to the efforts of [email protected] in empowering women in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, which will be in the interest of the companies in the sector. She also pointed to the role of the initiative in qualifying females, especially in the southern governorates, to acquire the necessary skills to work using technology and the internet.

Darwish noted that [email protected] strives to overcome the obstacles facing women’s work in the ICT sector by identifying their needs and priorities. She also stated that [email protected] exchanges knowledge and experience in the field of work to develop the capacities of women working or willing to work in this sector.

Furthermore, she emphasized the importance of the partnership between [email protected] and GIZ to develop and implement activities in the field of education and communication by engaging key stakeholders, partners from the government and the private sector, educators, researchers, and civil society actors.

In a statement issued by GIZ Jordan on Monday, Girrbach said that globally and in Jordan, GIZ has long been engaged in working with its public and private sector partners on women’s economic empowerment and gender equality to create prosperity for all people: “Our efforts through the regional project EconoWin in promoting gender diversity management in large businesses and our support of the vocational training initiative SHETECHS of [email protected] are just two examples of our work in this important area.”

Commenting on the agreement, Diana Hollmann, team leader of the GIZ MSME project, said: “We appreciate having [email protected] as a committed partner in the ICT sector to promote women’s economic empowerment. By joining forces to help increase women’s participation in the ICT sector, we aim at improving growth opportunities for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in Jordan more broadly.”

Hollmann added: “Accordingly, and building on our previous cooperation with the SHETECHS initiative, we support [email protected] in the development of a specialized unit on this topic. Establishing a strategic network for women in tech will facilitate this aim.”

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