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NASA Chief in Jordan to promote Science


a photo from the visit of Charles F. Bolden, NASA Chief in Jordan for the first time to promote Science, space exploration and a journey to Mars. Mr. Bolden addressed a full auditorium of students, teachers, and space enthusiasts at King Hussein Business Park last week . U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells, Minister of Education Mohammad Thneibat and ... Read More »

Improvement in women’s education in Middle East has not translated to economic, political success –Study


———————————————————————————————— LAWRENCE — Though women in the Middle East and North Africa have made major educational attainment gains in recent years, they have not translated into means of influence such as labor market participation and political representation. Gail Buttorff, University of Kansas assistant professor of political science, examined gendered access to wasta, or political and social capital, for the Women’s ... Read More »

UNRWA Goes 100% Smoke-Free


Amman(womeninjordan)—UNRWA today introduced an Agency-wide smoking ban across all its installations. Starting today, there will be a complete ban on smoking and the use of any tobacco products on all UNRWA premises – indoor and outdoor – except for designated smoking areas. “The move is in line with World Health Organization and General Assembly recommendations,” said UNRWA Director of Health ... Read More »

Focus Denmark releases special report on smart cities


Focus Denmark, published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has released a 24-page special report on smart cities. Facing the challenges of population growth, urbanisation and climate change, the world’s cities have no choice but to adapt.———————————- Around the world, companies and public authorities are striving to tackle the challenges of population growth and climate change by implementing sustainable, efficient ... Read More »

Three Louis Berger aviation projects in Kenya, Mauritius and Jordan honored at 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards

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Amman(womeninjordan)– Queen Alia International Airport was chosen as the best airport in the region (Middle East) , as well as the most improved. Louis Berger is providing independent engineering services for the rehabilitation and expansion of the facility in Amman, Jordan. Since the project began in 2008, the firm has been working continuously under four contract extensions. – Airports Council ... Read More »

UNESCO launches Report on Jordan’s Documentary Heritage


Amman(womeninjordan)– UNESCO launched a mapping report on Jordan’s Documentary Heritage. In partnership with the Ministry of Culture and the National Library, UNESCO presented the main findings of the mapping exercise, capturing the current status of film and photography heritage in Jordan and offering recommendations for the development of a preservation strategy. In an effort to develop an effective strategy to ... Read More »

Millions of vulnerable Syrian refugee children are at risk of going to bed hungry Food cuts increase health risks and threaten wellbeing through winter months


AMMAN(womeninjordan)–– UNICEF joins the appeal for urgent support to the World Food Programme (WFP) after the UN agency was forced to cut food assistance for 1.7 million vulnerable Syrians across the region. This cut will contribute to the growing sense of desperation particularly among children, nursing mothers, persons with disabilities and the elderly. Families risk being driven towards destitution and ... Read More »

Gender, Law and Public Policy in the MENA Region // Seminar


High-Level Seminar on Gender, Law and Public Policy: Trends in the Middle East and North Africa 17-18 November 2014, Amman, Jordan ——————————————————————————————————————- Amman(womeninjordan)—MENA countries are looking for ways to build a strategic public sector capacity to enable full women’s empowerment in society and public life in a sustainable manner. They also seek to ensure conformity with international standards related to ... Read More »

Universities should apply stricter accountability


AMMAN(womeninjordan)– — Universities should apply stricter accountability and governance measures in order to improve the quality of Jordan’s higher education system, according to sector insiders. Speaking at a panel discussion on performance measures and accountability of the higher education sector on Sunday, Fayez Khasawneh, chairman of the board of trustees at Yarmouk University, said universities should develop quantifiable performance standards ... Read More »

Launching of the new FES Publication “I Am a Salafi. A Study of the Actual and Imagined Identities of Salafis” by Dr. Mohammad Abu Rumman


Amman(womeninjordan)— the German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Amman will launch the newest publication in its Political Islam Series entitled “I Am a Salafi. A Study of the Actual and Imagined Identities of Salafis” written by the acclaimed expert Dr. Mohammad Abu Rumman. The event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Um Utheina. Few studies ... Read More »

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