ILO launches new employment project in Jordan

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, have launched a 24-month, 1.5 million euro “Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) and Decent Employment in Jordan” project. The ILO project aims to create a more inclusive and accessible green labour market in Jordan by generating immediate green job opportunities and promoting green enterprise development for vulnerable Syrian refugee and Jordanian men and women, including persons with disabilities, in the Irbid and Mafraq Governorates, according to an Italian embassy statement. The project seeks to increase access to decent green jobs and skills through green local infrastructure projects, as well as enhance female-run small and micro green enterprises. This includes capacity building for 60 engineers and technicians from the public sector, generating 20,000 green working days in public works projects, and providing on-the-job training to 300 workers for post-employment job opportunities. “The EIIP, by fostering decent employment in Jordan, is a crucial step towards building a more inclusive and accessible green labor market in the country, promoting sustainable economic growth, and reducing inequalities,” Ambassador of Italy, Luciano Pezzotti said. The project will contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Goal 5 on Gender Equality and Empowerment of all Women and Girls, Goal 8 on Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work, Goal 10 on Reducing Inequalities, and Goal 13 on Climate Action, according to ILO Country Coordinator, Patrick Daru.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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