Improving Employment Opportunities Programme (IEO)


SPARK, together with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, contributes with this project to job creation for Syrian, Palestinian and Jordanian youth, by supporting existing MSMEs and start-ups. We aim to unlock the growth potential of Jordanian MSME’s, to contribute to the generation of much needed growth in the ailing Jordanian economy. This can be done through breaking down barriers to MSME growth, including the lack of entrepreneurial, innovation and management skills; facilitating access to finance, technology and new markets.

The employability of Syrian, Palestinian and Jordanian youth can increase through the introduction and improvement of entrepreneurship education and mandatory internships in higher education institutions. In addition, SPARK technically prepares and motivates young Syrians, Palestinians and Jordanians for an active role in the future reconstruction of Syria.

Jordan’s economy has struggled to achieve significant growth in recent years due to a number of external and internal factors. However, Jordan’s business base is what is believed to ultimately lead recovery in the economy. Jordan is a middle-income country with a strong potential of growth, and a small but relatively young population of around 9.5 million (Youth account for around 21.5% of the population, while youth unemployment is around 31%).

Jordan enjoys a lively MSME ecosystem in which micro, small and medium enterprises employ around 70% of the workforce, which can act as the greatest potential for sustainable growth.

Moreover, the five-year long Syrian Civil War has left millions of Syrians with no choice but to leave their homes, precipitating refugee crisis of epic proportions that has knock-on effects beyond the region. There are now 4.8 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, of which 655,895 people (round 13%) of those refugees flee to Jordan. SPARK’s response has been to work on projects aiming to enable these thousands of young Syrian men and women to develop their skills, and to use these in the future to rebuild their country.  

بداية هو برنامج للتدريب الريادي والإرشاد، لدعم أصحاب الأفكار الريادية الأردنيين والسوريين في أنحاء الأردن، يهدف البرنامج إلى المشاركة في خلق فرص العمل عبر تمكين الرياديين من تأسيس أعمالهم الخاصة.

ماذا يقدم لي برنامج بداية*؟

  • التدريب التوجيهي لتقييم فكرتك الريادية مدته 4 أيام

  • تدريب ريادة الأعمال المتقدم مدته 11 يوم

  • التأهل لمسابقة خطة العمل الريادية لفرصة الفوز بـ3000 دينار أردني لـ10 مشاركين

  • الفرصة للحصول على استشارات متخصصة، وفرصة دعم عملك بالمشاركة في أفضل حاضنات الأعمال الأردنية، والتأهل للحصول على قروض بفوائد ميسرة

أين يقام برنامج بداية في الأردن؟

يقام البرنامج في إربد، المفرق، عمّان، الزرقاء، الكرك، والعقبة

هل أستطيع التقديم لبرنامج بداية؟

  • لديك توجه ريادي أو فكرة ريادية

  • عمرك بين 18 و35 سنة

  • جنسيتك أردنية أو سورية

كيف يمكنني التسجيل ببرنامج بداية؟

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شركاء برنامج بداية:

شريك إقليم الشمال: Maximal Knowledge

شريك إقليم الوسط: Manafeth

شريك إقليم الجنوب: TTi


Bedaya is the Entrepreneurial Training and Coaching project that supports Syrian and Jordanian entrepreneurs in Jordan. Bedaya aims to contribute to job creation across all governorates by empowering entrepreneurs and startups to establish new businesses.

What does Bedaya offer*?

  • Orientation training for 4 days to test your business idea

  • Advanced entrepreneurship training for 11 days

  • Business Plan Competition for the chance to win 3000 JOD for 10 winners

  • Coaching and business incubation in some of the best business incubators in Jordan

  • Access to finance with a low interest rate

Where is Bedaya held in Jordan?

It is held in Irbid, Mafraq, Amman, Zarqa, Kark and Aaba.

Can I apply for Bedaya?

  • You have a business idea

  • You are between 18-35 years

  • You are Jordanian or Syrian

How can I apply for Bedaya?

Complete the application form:

Do you have a question?

We welcome your questions and enquiries:

Bedaya’s implementing partners:

Maximal Knowledge; Manafeth; TTi


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*Prizes are subject to terms and conditions

خاضعة للشروط والأحكام*