Amman(womeninjordan)—A delegation of Danish companies sees great opportunities to develop solutions for refugee camps, host communities, and the Jordanian market in general, through partnerships with key players.
Last week 13 Danish companies, two universities, one civil society organization, and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs travelled across Jordan and met key players to spot opportunities for delivering solutions to refugee camps and host communities, and learn about market opportunities,according to a press release issued by the Danish program office in Amman.
Director Kim Skibsted from Grundfos, a world leading pump manufacturer, states: “This was a great visit to Jordan. It gave us networks and special insights into which problems that need to be solved. I will bring this with me back home. Then we have to decide, how we in the best possible way will develop our cooperation with partners, especially civil society organizations”
Vestas, global leader in wind power, already delivered wind mills for the Tafileh 117 MW wind farm, and new engagements are underway in Jordan. This also goes for Rockwool (insulation and shelters), DESMI (pump solutions), and Unumed (heath software).
The participants are now back in Denmark full of new ideas on how to target the Jordanian market, with a special focus on refugees and host communities. They realize that it often takes new partnerships and collaboration between public institutions, civil society organizations, universities, and the private sector to succeed in solving the complex challenges.
Deputy Director General Thomas Bustrup from the Confederation of Danish Industry believes that cooperation between businesses, civil society and government is the way forward: “It takes all parties to engage in solution-oriented partnerships with respect for the values and the purpose of the various parties. The Danish culture with a high degree of trust between the parties gives the opportunity to take the lead in promoting this development”