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SFP signs new collaboration agreement with Al Hussein Technical University

Nov 18 2021

During an event today in the Norwegian Ambassador residence in Amman, The Sahara Forest Project (SFP) and Al Hussein Technical University (HTU) signed a new collaboration agreement.

The partnership aims to build upon the successful collaboration between SFP and HTU in implementing the pilot phase of the “Upskilling Program in Food Security and Agriculture Technology” that was concluded in October. Both entities renew commitment to work together on anchoring, expanding, and sustaining the program which is the first of its in kind in Jordan.

The Upskilling Program in Food Security and Agricultural Technology aims at developing the skills and competencies of young Jordanian graduates interested in working in innovative and sustainable agri-tech and food production in response to Jordan’s water, energy, and climate action priorities.

Professor Ismail Al Hinti, the President of HTU, highlighted the importance of such cooperation during the signing ceremony. “This partnership with Sahara Forest Project, supported by the Norwegian government, is the momentum that paves the way towards innovation, entrepreneurship, development of agritech, and empowerment of ambitious young females, which are all considered an aim to HTU and a top priority to a country like Jordan,” stated Hinti.

Ruba Al Zubi, SFP representative in Jordan, emphasized that the collaboration with HTU is  a source of daily inspiration for everybody involved with the Sahara Forest Project both in Jordan and in Norway. “The transformation of the young ladies on a personal as well as a professional level is heartwarming and promising. The Sahara Forest Project is committed to include this program as one of its strategic pillars for the scale-up phase. We aspire to provide a real model for partnership that combines economic development and social impact”.


Source: Sahara Forest Project