UAE launches ‘One Million Jordanian Coders’ initiative

By Amber Donovan-Stevens
The UEA has announced the launch of ‘One Million Jordanian Coders,’ the initiative set in the capital Amman. This marks the continuation of the driv...

The UEA has announced the launch of ‘One Million Jordanian Coders,’ the initiative set in the capital Amman. This marks the continuation of the drive to strengthen the partnership between Jordan and the UAE.

The ‘One Million Jordanian Coders’ event had the goal of encouraging coding in the younger generations, building upon technical skills that would assist them in the job market, and strengthen Jordan as a technologically advanced country.

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future said: “Coding is the language of the future. Jordan has valuable experience in providing its human capital with advanced technical skills.”

"Arab youth have the capacity to compete with the best technology companies globally. We have successful examples in the UAE and Jordan that give us the confidence to shape a better technological future for the region. The UAE and Jordan have initiated a partnership program in government modernization, and a package of joint projects will be announced over time,” he added.

The event was opened by HRH Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan, who was also patron to the event.

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Mothanna Gharaibeh, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship of Jordan, said: “The One Million Jordanian Coders initiative aligns with our keenness to develop digital knowledge and skills among Jordanian youth. The accelerated technological advancements in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have made it imperative for everyone to master digital tools to keep up to date with global developments.”

"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 program to make it more comprehensive."

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