The King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) was established by a Royal Decree in 2001 as a non-governmental organization working to provide all segments of the Jordanian community, particularly the underprivileged brackets, away from direct loaning, with new and innovative economic opportunities aimed at alleviating their socio-economic burdens in response to their needs, priorities and socio-economic situations. KAFD works to achieve developmental goals in all governorates, elevate the standards of living there and provide talents with opportunities to bloom and excel. KAFD seeks to justly distribute the gains of sustainable development among all governorates through establishing pioneering projects and encouraging creativity, on the backdrop of a true partnership with the private sector and civil society institutions. The ultimate goal is to raise citizens’ standards of living and improve their living conditions, as part of a nation-wide fight against poverty and unemployment.
The Information Technology Association of Jordan (int@j) was founded in the year 2000 as an industry-support association for Jordan’s ICT sector. Building on the nation’s core asset of highly educated and skilled human resources, int@j envisages for Jordan’s ICT sector to establish the position of a leading regional ICT hub and an internationally recognized exporter of ICT products and services. int@j’s mission is to advance and promote the constituents it represents in both, the local and global markets. The association realizes its mission through positively influencing policy and legislation, offering capacities building programs, carrying out local and regional marketing activities, and providing members with value-added services that help them grow and prosper. Over the years, int@j expanded its mandate to include ICT Enabled Services (ICTES), thus extending its support to organizations that largely base their business model on technology and communications. This strategic expansion came as a natural outcome of the ICT sector’s success; following an initial period of developing core technologies, entrepreneurs seized valuable business opportunities that became gradually available, and launched enterprises that create additional jobs, generate exports, and attract investments. To name a few, Call Centers, Support Desks, and other Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) models and Gaming Development are amongst those enterprises that have been integrated within int@j’s circle of constituents.
Oasis500 is the MENA region’s premier early stage and seed investment program, which includes entrepreneurship training, mentorship, incubation, and follow-on and angel investment funds. Set in Jordan, the Program concentrates on accelerating the transformation of business ideas into startup companies in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), mobile and digital media with a focus on entrepreneurs in the Region. Candidates of the Program and their ideas will embody and embolden a movement that will stir up a new breed of entrepreneur in the Arab world, ultimately changing its business landscape and the future of The Region for the better. Oasis500 aims at accelerating the launch of 500 startup companies within the next five years, with a focus on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Mobile, and Digital Media sectors.
Established in April 2002, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology [MOICT] is the government entity responsible for articulating policy in the areas of Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Post in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The sectors within Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications are identified as particular drivers and enablers of economic and social growth. MoICT has overall responsibility for the achievement of National goals and objectives within ICT, and has various means and relationships at its disposal through which to achieve them. MoICT accordingly has broad powers of oversight and action within the sectors that comprise ICT.
The USAID Jordan Economic Development Program, implemented by Deloitte Consulting LLP, began in 2006 with the goals of enhancing Jordan’s competitiveness in global markets, deepening the public sector reform process, and increasing the number of jobs available for Jordanians in the economy. From its inception, the Program’s goals have been consistent with His Majesty King Abdullah II’s vision for Jordan’s emergence as a knowledge economy.
DWGE is the Middle East’s largest game industry event for B2B and B2C.
The DWGE attracts over 3,000 industry professionals, and is the primary meeting hub where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, publishers, business decision-makers, investors, online payment providers, social media and others involved in the development of interactive games for networking and sharing ideas and making deals in the region.