UNDP and Carrefour Jordan work together to support community development and women’s empowerment in Jordan

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Amman-Jordan, June 27, 2022: Carrefour Jordan, owned and operated by the Majid Al-Futtaim Company in Jordan, signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program UNDP to support and promote the products of cooperatives in North Shouneh.

The agreement aims to improve cooperation with UNDP on technical support for development projects and to create space for the development and sale of the co-operatives’ products in Carrefour Jordan’s markets across the country. It includes the production of reusable and eco-friendly shopping bags by Al-Sheikh Hussein Association in Tabaqet Fahel commune and Wadi Al Rayan Women Association food reuse project in Sharhabeel bin Hasna commune in North Shouna.

This agreement is in line with Carrefour’s strategy, which aims to support the growth and prosperity of the Jordanian community and local small businesses, and to lay solid foundations for the development of sustainable economic projects. It reinforces Carrefour’s vision of supporting local talent and empowering women.

“All retail sectors have a responsibility to take immediate action to support employment projects for women and strengthen their role in economic production in the community to ensure a decent livelihood for rural Jordanian women,” said Carrefour Regional Director, Jordan Najeeb Haddad.

Haddad added, “At Carrefour Jordan, our focus is to deliver unique and exceptional value for all of our customers through every shopping experience. Therefore, we continue our support to promote sustainable economic and recycling projects and to establish their principles and standards through cooperation with UNDP. We are at UNDP’s service to contribute to the progress of our society and our environment.”

“This partnership aims to work together to support rural women’s economic participation in waste management and the green economy to improve their quality of life and well-being while providing solutions to environmental issues in the targeted areas. The Enhancing Women Participation in Solid Waste Sector project is one of UNDP’s key projects, which aims to remove barriers to women’s economic participation and harness their great potential to contribute to local and inclusive economic growth.”

Carrefour Jordan has 53 stores in a number of provinces across Jordan. It offers unique options and more than 25,000 types of food and non-food products.

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