publish date 2023-07-05 16:20:40
Today, Wednesday, the Ministry of Environment launched a project to create sustainable green jobs for refugees and host communities through the green economy in Jordan.
The launch of the project, at a cost of $6 million, came in cooperation with the Korean Embassy, with a grant from the Korea International Cooperation Agency in Jordan, and implemented by the Global Green Growth Institute.
The launch of the project was attended by the Minister of Environment, Dr. Muawiya Al-Radaida, the South Korean Ambassador to the Kingdom, Kim Dong-ji, the director of the local office of the Korean Agency for International Cooperation, Seo Dongsong, the resident representative of the Global Green Growth Institute, Christophe Assicot, the head of the Professional and Technical Skills and Development Authority, Dr. Raghda Al-Faouri, and a number of officials. Representatives of the relevant ministries.
The project focuses on enhancing the possibility of employing Jordanian women, youth and refugees in the green economy, given that this sector has high potential to find suitable jobs to promote sustainable growth.
In his speech, Al-Radaydah drew attention to the great environmental challenges facing the Kingdom, including climate change, desertification, and water scarcity, which threaten the country’s natural resources, and the consequent economic and social repercussions.
He added that the high rate of unemployment and poverty, especially among youth, women and refugees, is a major obstacle to economic development, stressing that promoting green entrepreneurship and creating green jobs is an innovative approach to face the challenge of unemployment, and to contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change and promote sustainable development, to achieve potential of the green economy.
He said that providing refugees and host communities with the skills, knowledge and resources to start their own green businesses, and to find decent jobs in the green economy, is essential to ensuring that the most vulnerable and marginalized groups have access to these opportunities.
He pointed out that the project is in line with the National Action Plan for Green Growth in Jordan 2021-2025, and supports the vision of economic modernization, the green growth roadmap and its implementation plans, by providing new green job opportunities, enhancing green skills for job seekers, and supporting the green transformation of micro and small enterprises. medium.
Al-Radaydah stressed that everything that has been accomplished in the environmental sector and the green economy in particular comes thanks to the royal directives that culminated in the launch by King Abdullah II, during his participation in the Sharm el-Sheikh COP-27 summit, of the global initiative (climate-refugee syndrome), which received great approval and interest. of all participating countries and the need to support them.
For his part, the Korean ambassador affirmed his country’s commitment to global sustainability and creating green job opportunities, highlighting the strategic compatibility of this project with government policy, which reflects the project’s commitment to addressing climate change and promoting sustainable development.
For his part, Dongsung affirmed the agency’s commitment to contributing to the creation of a comprehensive green employment ecosystem in Jordan, and to enhancing the possibility of employing Jordanian women, youth and refugees in the green economy.
In turn, Assikot stated that the project will contribute to social inclusion and gender equality in the Jordanian labor market by focusing on refugees, youth and women in particular, and establishing a comprehensive ecosystem for green employment in Jordan.
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