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UNIDO supports the textile value chain in Jordan

Within the framework of the “Creative Jordan” project funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Jordan in partnership with the Garment Design & Training Services Center (GSC), UNIDO’s project team conducted a series of meetings with main stakeholders, including the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (MITS), the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) and AICS etc., led by the project manager at HQ, Dr. Jinjiang Yan during June 2022.

On the 8th of June, 2022, the UNIDO Representative and Head of Regional Office for Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, Mr. Emmanuel Kalenzi, joined the team for visit to GSC, where they discussed the project scope of work and the importance of supporting the textile value chain to create employment and economic opportunities in Jordan. The acting CEO of GSC, Mr. Hassan Nssour, took this opportunity to give UNIDO’s delegation a tour around GSC facilities, and discussed with Team on how establish the textile hub at GSC as one of the main project outcomes to support the textile value chain.

In addition to the meetings, the first steering committee meeting of “Creative Jordan” project was conducted during Dr. Yan’s mission to Jordan with the main counterparts, including, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply (MITS), the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) and the Garment Design & Training Services Center (GSC), in presence of UNIDO country representative to Jordan, Eng. Sulafa Mdanat.

During the steering committee, the project coordinator Dr. Samia Akroush presented the project’s main activities, such as upgrading the production and business capacities of Jordanian designers and textile manufacturers in Jordan, building and strength effective linkages between relevant actors of the garment and textile ecosystem and implementing the marketing and promotion strategy of the Jordanian textile production in global markets.

Dr. Akroush also shared with the committee the expected outcome of the project, the target beneficiaries, the project work plan for 2022/2023 and the achievements. The suggested concepts of the fashion designer competition Khayt were also presented during the committee meeting.

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