Microsoft signs MoU with Jordan government to raise 1000 local software developers, Support emerging software startups and support MCIT ministry with AI technology adoption.
Microsoft has signed a memorandum of understanding and partnership with the Jordanian government. The partnership will see Microsoft support the Jordan ICT ministry with their ICT and AI technology adoption. It will help increase and drive digital transformation across sectors of the country.
The agreement was signed during this years World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Meeting on the side of the event, Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President of Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, met with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan. The move is in helping Jordan’s ambition to become a tech hub in the Middle East.
The three phase MoU according to Microsoft “will build the capacity of 1,000 young local software developers. Support emerging software startups and create an e-platform to help hundreds of companies and thousands of programmers.”
Jean-Philippe Courtois shared that he “was honoured and delighted to sign an MOU with the Government of Jordan and the Crown Prince Foundation“. He said “together we will work to digitally transform the country, empowering citizens with the AI skills they need to thrive in the digital economy.”
“In line with Microsoft’s mission to empower every person on the planet, and to support the evolving youthful tech scene in Jordan. Microsoft established a new partnership and signed an MoU with the MCIT and the Crown Prince Foundation of Jordan to digitally transform the country by empowering citizens with the AI skills they need to thrive in the digital economy.”
The MoU was signed by Jean-Philippe Courtois and the Jordanian MCIT minister with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II witnessing the signing.