“Creative Jordan” for economic opportunities and job creation in fashion Industry

UNIDO and the Design and Training Services Centre (GSC) in Jordan held an open day event "Creative Jordan", as organized within the UNIDO project "Supporting the textile value chain to create employment and economic opportunities in Jordan", funded by the Government of Italy. The open day was held on the 6 September 2022 in Amman, and attended by Eleonora Banfi, on behalf of the head of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Jordan (AICS) Amman, As'ad Qawasmi, the representative of the clothing and jewellery sector in Jordan Chamber of Commerce, Eng. Ehab Qadri, the representative of the leather and garment sector in Jordan Chamber of Industry and different textile sector representatives.

During the event, UNIDO and GSC announced the Call for Applications and the training curriculum based on the survey of skills and knowledge needs from the designers and SMEs, to build up the production and business capacities of Jordanian designers and textile manufacturers in Jordan. The training curriculum has two training modules. Technical skills training, targeting individual designers with intermediate and above levels who have had experience designing their garment products and technical workers from SMEs that are registered and have a functioning production line for garments. The second training module focuses on export and business development, targeting individual designers with intermediate and above levels, who have had experience designing their garment products and owners/representatives from upper management of SMEs that are registered and have a functioning production line for garments. The three months training program aims to train 200 designers and SMEs interested in raising their capabilities and participating in the training courses of the program.

The two-year project will play a key role in enhancing economic opportunities and job creation in Jordan's textile and fashion value chains through capacity building and effective linkages. It is estimated that women will represent at least 40% of the project's direct beneficiaries.

Learn more about “Creative Jordan” here.  

For further information contact Jinjiang YAN (J.YAN [at] unido.org)

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