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Entrepreneurship and Youth: a combined impact for the Jordanian Diaspora

  • Embassy of Jordan Washignton D.C. United States (map)


Connect.JO is pleased to extend an invitation to Jordanian undergraduate and graduate students in your university to attend an event in Washington, DC that coincides with the Global Diaspora Week.

Connect.JO is a network that aims to address Jordan’s brain drain challenge. The network was officially launched in November 2014 in Amman and is composed of Jordanian diaspora professionals in Healthcare and Life Sciences (HLS), Clean Technology (CT), Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and Finance & Investments (F&I).  The network aims to establish a strong linkage for professional Jordanians abroad, help individuals and startups from Jordan through accessing a foreign country’s technology business environment, support Jordanian companies in gaining access to foreign markets, and assist diaspora members in setting up their businesses in Jordan. The network will also help Jordanian graduate students in obtaining scholarships to foreign universities or internship opportunities in foreign companies.

As a registered initiative with the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), the leading global platform on the topic of engaging diaspora groups, Connect.JO is participating in IdEA’s Global Diaspora Week (GDW) dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development.

Under the title “Entrepreneurship and Youth; a combined impact for the Jordanian Diaspora”, Connect.JO aims to leverage its participation in GDW to highlight the combined impact of entrepreneurship and youth on the betterment of Jordan and its people, by brining in a selection of Jordanian undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. to have a productive and collaborative discussion on their role.  The theme of the event will be about the engagement and empowerment of the Jordanian youth diaspora and how Connect.JO can help them as potential entrepreneurs.

Here are the details:

  • Date: Saturday October 17, 2015
  • Location:  The Embassy of Jordan – 3504 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • Duration: 12pm till 5pm ET.
  • Participants:  Eligible students, members of the Connect.JO team in addition to several prominent Jordanian Americans.

For those Jordanian students interested, please email your CV to