Tag: Amman

startup scene

Course Correction: How to get Jordan’s startup scene back on track

Changing the course of Jordan’s startup scene and reinvigorating the country’s entrepreneurial spirit will require an honest assessment of the stubborn challenges that many startups still face. By Rasha Manna In mid-2012, my career focus shifted from investment banking to…

Poverty Line

85 Percent of Syrian Refugee Children Live Below Poverty Line – UNICEF

Eighty-five percent of registered Syrian refugee children live below the poverty line in Jordan, a new UNICEF report has found. “Syrian refugee families living in host communities in Jordan are increasingly struggling to meet their basic needs, including educating and…

daycare

Onsite Daycare Center Opens for Landmark Hotel Employees

The Landmark Hotel in Amman has become the first hotel in Jordan to open an onsite daycare center for its employees. The establishment of the facility aims to minimize pressure on employees, particularly working mothers, by providing them with the…

technology sector

Women in tech

Although women are still facing major challenges in Jordan’s information and communications technology sector, they are upbeat about their future prospects. By Cesilia Faustina Tamara Abdul Jaber, the founder of ICT consulting firm Palma Consulting, summs up her view of…

women of Jordan

Women of Jordan: Nour Jarrar

Women of Jordan – Part Three Nour Jarrar was sure that one day she would head a bank. She realized this dream at the beginning of 2018 when she was appointed CEO of CitiBank N.A. after spending more than 14…

UN official

Sara Ferrer Olivella

Sara Ferrer Olivella took up her role as the UNDP country director for Jordan at the start of 2017. The UN official was the regional advisor for the UNDP in New York prior to moving to the Kingdom. She says…

Women of Jordan

Women of Jordan: Doha Abdel Khaleq

Women of Jordan! Doha Abdel Khaleq is the cofounder and executive partner of Eskadenia, a software company. She previously served as the regional director for legal affairs for telecoms giant Ericsson in Beirut and a legal counsel in Beijing, Shanghai…

gist hub

Oasis500 holds first GIST Hub Meetup

Oasis500 held its first GIST Hub meetup last month after signing with VentureWells, a US State Department initiative to empower young innovators through networking, skills building, mentoring, and access to finance. As a new member of the GIST network, Oasis500…

economic challenges

A streamlined approach to tackling Jordan’s economic challenges

Last month’s cabinet reshuffle seems to finally acknowledge that tackling Jordan’s big economic challenges will require focused and unified strategizing. By Khalid W. Wazani One of the most important changes to occur in the latest cabinet reshuffle was the appointment…

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A modern public transport system or a driving distraction?

The Prime Minister was mistaken to assert we have to first dramatically reduce our reliance on cars before we can begin developing a modern public transport system. In a recent televised interview, Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki provided some interesting insights…