Jordan

Advancing resource-efficient and competitive industries in Jordan

Improving the ability of industries to produce more resource-efficient has become imperative to Jordan’s development. Scarce water supplies paired with one of the highest energy rates in the world and expensive imported raw materials, not only cost a fortune for businesses but, also threatens the competitiveness and growth of Jordan’s economy. 

From 2015 – 2018, the UNIDO TEST methodology successfully demonstrated the saving potential of a resource-efficient production in 12 companies from the food sector in the Jordanian MED TEST II project.

MED TEST III

Following these promising results, the MED TEST III project will extend and scale up the application of a resource-efficient production to additional industries, sectors and regions in Jordan.

Together with the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), UNIDO will lead the implementation of the MED TEST III project in Jordan providing support to the private sector, as outlined in the national roadmap (hyperlink to document/or download area somewhere on the page) that was prepared in MED TEST II.

The RSS will in partnership with the Chambers of Industry, and under the strategic guidance of the national focal points from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply and the Ministry of Environment, drive forward the adoption of RECP in the chemical and food industry sectors.

MED TEST III

Following these promising results, the MED TEST III project will extend and scale up the application of a resource-efficient production to additional industries, sectors and regions in Jordan.

Together with the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), UNIDO will lead the implementation of the MED TEST III project in Jordan providing support to the private sector, as outlined in the national roadmap (hyperlink to document/or download area somewhere on the page) that was prepared in MED TEST II.

The RSS will in partnership with the Chambers of Industry, and under the strategic guidance of the national focal points from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply and the Ministry of Environment, drive forward the adoption of RECP in the chemical and food industry sectors.

The MED TEST III project in Jordan aims at:

· Scaling-up the achievements of TEST to other sectors and companies; 10 additional companies from the chemical and food sectors will undertake an RECP assessment.

· Qualifying the technical skills of 10 additional service providers, enabling them to offer the TEST methodology on a commercial scale for Jordanian industries.

· Intensifying the cooperation with academia, vocational training centers, university professors/master students, and financial institutions to raise their awareness on and promote the adoption of RECP.

· Providing policy advice to national governmental counterparts for setting up a national support scheme to improve the market position for service providers offering RECP services on a commercial basis to industries in Jordan and monitoring the implementation of the RECP Roadmap.

· Scaling-up the achievements of TEST to other sectors and companies; 10 additional companies from the chemical and food sectors will undertake an RECP assessment.

· Qualifying the technical skills of 10 additional service providers, enabling them to offer the TEST methodology on a commercial scale for Jordanian industries.

· Intensifying the cooperation with academia, vocational training centers, university professors/master students, and financial institutions to raise their awareness on and promote the adoption of RECP.

· Providing policy advice to national governmental counterparts for setting up a national support scheme to improve the market position for service providers offering RECP services on a commercial basis to industries in Jordan and monitoring the implementation of the RECP Roadmap.

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