The University of Jordan (UJ) represented by the International Affairs Unit recently won a capacity building project that aims at strengthening knowledge and innovation in Agriculture (Horticulture).
Under the Institutional collaboration projects - Orange Knowledge Programme of the Dutch Organization for Internationalization in Education (Nuffic), UJ won funding in the amount of one million and 238 thousand euros granted to implement the proposed three-year non-research project.
The project, entitled (Strengthening capacity of TVET teaching and management staff to enhance development and provision of curricula and programs by HEs & TVETs in the Jordanian horticulture), is designed by two faculty members from the Department of Horticulture and Crops at the School of Agriculture, Prof. Jammal Sawwan and Prof. Mahmoud Al-Qasrawi.
The project aims at strengthening knowledge and innovation in agriculture (horticulture) value chains with a focus on skills development and improving agricultural TVET governance / institutional structures in Jordan.
The Externally Funded Projects Department at the Unit is the leader partner, Dr. Diederik de Boer, Director of the International Projects and Consultancies Department at Maastricht School of Management in Netherlands, as a European partner, and Al-Balqa Applied University and a number of Jordanian institutions as local partners.
The implementation of the project it is intended to start in January 2020.
The Orange Knowledge Programme is a 5 year global development programme. Its institutional collaboration projects aims to support knowledge institutions in need of sustainable strengthening of higher and vocational education capacity in regarding local priority themes relevant to development cooperation.