Jordan

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Main Project Partners:

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Kiva, other microfinance institutions, Tamweelcom

Contact: info@silatech.com



Project Name: Kiva Arab Youth

Inception date: March 2012

Current status: Active 

Expected outcomes: Approximately 1,700 youth enterprises supported, $2 million of funding mobilized over 12 months.

Partner(s): Kiva, 9 microfinance institutions in MENA

Countries covered: Yemen, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq

Description: Peer-to-peer lending channel on Kiva.org to support young Arab entrepreneurs



Project Name: Youth Financing Project

Inception date: July 2013

Current status: Under development

Partner(s): FINCA MFI

Countries covered: Jordan

Description: Silatech will be providing technical assistance and financial support to FINCA to support their Youth Financing Project, which aims at developing BDS solutions and financing products to existing/future youth clients.



Project Name: Non-Financial Services for Tamweelcom

Inception date: June 2013

Current status: Active

Partner(s): Tamweelcom

Countries covered: Jordan

Description: Silatech will be providing technical assistance and financial support to Tamweelcom’s Training Academy, which will be targeting socially and economically challenged youth in Jordan.



Project Name: Arab Mobile Apps Challenge (AMAC)

Inception date: September 2013

Current status: Ongoing

Partner(s): Applied Innovation Institute, Ooredoo

Countries covered: Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan

Description: The AMAC engages young potential entrepreneurs in the development of mobile apps in the fields of education, healthcare, entertainment and employability. Emphasis is on developing innovative ideas and transforming these ideas into sustainable business models.