Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 74 - Page 48

COUNTRY FOCUS : JORDAN
Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship launches Jordan Source to facilitate and ease new investments into Jordan ’ s digital outsourcing economy 27 per cent of MENA ’ s tech entrepreneurs are Jordanian , even if the country ’ s population accounts for 3 per cent of the region , says HRH Al Hussein bin Abdullah II .

Jordan ’ s ICT sector set to gr strong human capital and inf

Panoramic view of Amman ’ s new downtown at night

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship ( MoDEE ) in Jordan has launched a new ground-breaking initiative to increase regional and international investments in the kingdom ’ s digital outsourcing economy .

In partnership with the World Bank Group ( WBG ), MoDEE recently conducted a one-hour webinar titled , “ Jordan ’ s Qualified IT Talents : Your Winning Card Against Your Competitors ,” in which the ministry launched the Jordan Source programme . said , adding : “ Our ICT sector boasts more than 600 technology companies and start-ups . Our tech talents have had an outstanding impact extending far beyond Jordan ’ s borders .”
Al Hussein emphasised Jordan as a strategic location at the crossroads of Asia and Europe . “ From Jordan , you will be able to grow your businesses , reaching every corner of the world . Our free trade agreements offer access to 1.5 billion customers in 161 countries ,” he added .
The event kicked off with a speech by HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II , who highlighted the strength and potential of the Kingdom ’ s burgeoning ICT sector .
“ 27 % of the Middle East and North Africa ( MENA ) tech entrepreneurs are Jordanian , even if our population accounts for 3 % of the region ,” HRH Prince Al Hussein
The event ’ s other key speakers included H . E . Ahmad Hanandeh , Jordan ’ s Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship , Ferid Belhaj , MENA Vice President of the World Bank , Ronaldo Mouchawar , Vice President of Amazon MENA and Fadi Ghandour , JoExecutive Chairman of Wamda Capital . They highlighted several factors that have paved the way for
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