Jordan: UNDP and Unilever partner to provide vocational training opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

Author: Zawya, Published on: 6 August 2018

"UNDP Jordan and Unilever partner to alleviate poverty, sustain decent work and economic growth", 9 July 2018

UNDP Jordan announced... a new partnership with Unilever to implement the ‘Baqala Program’ and create long-term employment opportunities for both Jordanians and Syrians through skills development and on the job training... [T]he Baqala Program will develop selling and merchandising skills through a 3-month on-the-job training and internship provided by Unilever. The... program... will take place within the governorates of Irbid and Zarqa targeting young Jordanians and Syrian refugees.“Through this partnership we are looking to support SDGs and Agenda 2030 in Jordan, a step that is highly appreciated by UNDP,” UNDP Jordan Country Director Sara Ferrer Olivella commented during the signing ceremony held at UNDP’s offices in Amman... Sanjiv Kakkar, Executive Vice President for Unilever MENA, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus said: “Our business contributes to the economic livelihoods of many people and communities across our value chain. Through skills development, increased access to markets and employment, we believe we can help people unlock their potential - so they can support themselves, their communities and our business”... UNDP and Unilever envision scaling up the Baqala Program by enhancing access to long-term employment opportunities and targeting more vulnerable Jordanians and refugees in different areas in Jordan.

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