WISE Organization – Jordan and GJU Chapter

The German-Jordanian University (GJU) is a public university of applied sciences that was founded in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding reached between the Government of Jordan and the Federal Republic of Germany. The GJU recognizes the role of highly educated and effective professional women and their responsibilities towards the local community. WISE- GJU Chapter aims for representing Jordan in the “INWES Arab league” as part of the University vision to support the representation of women in key positions and promote advancement and equality at the professional level. GJU policies and programs with similar goals to INWES can be demonstrated in GJU’s strategic goal No. 6 which aims at enhancing collaborative relationships with the local community and the surrounding region to foster educational, social, cultural, and economic development. This strategic goal is demonstrated by the university keenness to launch several initiatives and projects with particular emphasis on the field of water, environment and energy, including- but not limited to- designing and implementing public awareness campaigns on water scarcity, environmental challenges, the importance of renewable sources of energy and introducing appropriate water saving technologies for households. WISE-GJU Chapter will target local communities, rural areas, female students, parents, teachers, elementary and secondary schools, and other educational institutions, focusing mainly on the involvement of women in rural areas.