To address this, MEDA, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is implementing the Jordan Valley Links project which will provide women and youth, as well as existing market actors, with the capacity building and incentives required to develop their businesses and better integrate women and youth producers in three value chains: food processing, tourism and clean technologies. Women and youth will develop and expand their production and/or businesses through training, coaching/mentorship, networking opportunities and market engagement.
Project Quick Facts:
Goal: To increase the contribution by Jordanian women and youth to Jordan’s economic growth. This will be done by improving entrepreneurial and business acumen of women and youth and by reducing barriers to entry (market and societal/cultural) for enterprise development.
Reach: 25,000 women and youth
Funder: Global Affairs Canada
Project Length: 2016-2021
Project Partners: Our growing list of partners includes the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD); Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN); Experience Baraka Consulting; Feynan Ecolodge; Green Tech; Future Pioneers; Royal Scientific Society; Jordan River Foundation (JRF); and National Association for Family Empowerment (NAFE).