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Microsoft Jordan, USAID JCP to improve ICT competitiveness

By JT - Mar 31,2015 - Last updated at Mar 31,2015

AMMAN — Microsoft Jordan  signed an agreement this week with the United States Agency for International Development Jordan Competitiveness Programme (USAID JCP) to launch joint initiatives that enhance the Information and Communications Technology sector’s competitiveness in the Kingdom by empowering entrepreneurs and contributing to job creation.

"The agreement was signed during an event at Microsoft Jordan’s headquarters by its Country Manager Hussein Malhas, and USAID JCP Chief of Party Wissam Rabadi," the company said in a press statement.

It added: "In cooperation with USAID JCP, Microsoft Jordan launched the ‘Microsoft Academic Accelerator Programme’ that is designed to help the Kingdom address economic challenges, achieve national developmental goals, stimulate job creation and foster entrepreneurship." According to the press release,  the programme will also focus on developing and expanding the Microsoft Innovation Centre, thus enabling its participants to find new jobs and helping them further develop their ideas and convert them into start-ups.

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