EU and Orange Jordan Inaugurate Digital Village and Digital Center with JOHUD in Aqaba

May 24, 2022
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The European Union and Orange Jordan inaugurated the Orange Digital Village in Aqaba, and the Women Digital Center at Princess Basma Center for Human Development as part of “Innovation Space”. This three-year-project is co-funded by the European Union’s “Innovation for Enterprise Growth and Jobs” programme.

Moving forward towards achieving EU’s and Orange Jordan’s common goals of “training for employment”, the digital village in Aqaba comprises a coding academy that provides training in programming languages and personal skills required in the labor market for 7 months, including a one-month internship.

The newly inaugurated village also includes a Fabrication Lab (FabLab) that offers training in the latest machines, tools, and programs in this field, such as laser cutting, CNC, and 3D printers, to create prototypes that will grow into entrepreneurial projects.

In the context of the “Innovation Space” project in Aqaba, the EU and Orange Jordan also inaugurated a Women Digital Center at Princess Basma Center for Human Development in partnership with the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD). The Center is an extension of the successful program conducted in seven governorates to empower women with managerial, digital and marketing skills needed to support their projects.

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