The ‘One Million Jordanian Coders’ initiative was launched in Amman on Thursday in line with the UAE-Jordan strategic partnership in government modernisation.
The launch was under the patronage and in the presence of Prince Al Hussain Bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan, with the participation of a high-level delegation from the UAE, led by Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future.
‘One Million Jordanian Coders’ aims to position Jordan as one of the most advanced countries in the field of coding through providing the necessary training for young people, enabling them to keep pace with the rapid developments in computer science. This will equip them with future skills, build their capacities, and increase their competitiveness in the job market.
The initiative seeks to empower Jordanian youth to spearhead the development of the country’s digital economy, thus contributing to bridging the digital gap in the Arab world.
During the launch, Al Gergawi said the initiative will continue for several years to build a new generation of Arab youth. “Coding is the language of the future. Jordan has valuable experience in providing its human capital with advanced technical skills. The UAE-Jordan collaboration today is part of a long and strong partnership initiated by the founding father of the UAE, late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and His late Majesty King Hussain Bin Talal and solidified today by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.”
Eng Mothanna Gharaibeh, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship of Jordan, said: “We started this collaborative journey in Jordan two years ago at the initiative of the Crown Prince and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education through teaching programming to public school students in a pilot phase in select schools, and now we have reached the planning phase to expand the programme to make it more comprehensive,” Gharaibeh added.