Welcome to join the Team Finland visit to Jordan on March 25 – 28, 2019 led by Ms. Elina Kalkku, Under-Secretary of State, Development Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The visit is organized in cooperation with Karelia University of Applied Sciences' Finpetra project and it includes a pre-workshop on March 7, 2019 in Helsinki.
The value of UN procurement is 18 billion USD annually. For innovative solutions that Finnish organizations often provide, it may be challenging to win competitive biddings. This is because the procurement typically has been specified according to state of the art technologies. Offering something else, even better solutions, leads to disqualification due to not complying with the given specification. Consequently, it is beneficial to get in personal relationships and discussions with those working in the field who actually specify what is procured. The UN procurement functions serve these agencies and people working in the field and the procurement is made according to their needs.
Now, we have an unique opportunity to discuss with UNDP and other UN representatives working for Syria crisis response and recovery in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt, as well as NGOs and government representatives, and jointly develop new innovative solutions to meet their needs. This will take place in co-creation workshops in Helsinki and Jordan. UNTIL whose objective is to pilot new innovative solutions and BEAM program who can finance innovation projects in developing countries will join us.
The visit is linked to the "Regional Resilience & Private Sector Innovation Workshop for Improved Crisis Response” workshop hosted by the UNDP Sub-Regional Response Facility for the Syria Crisis. By taking part in this visit, you will be able to showcase your innovative work and get to know potential partners to co-create sustainable joint solutions for improved crisis response in Syria and Iraq, together with International Organizations, NGOs and the government in Jordan.
Alongside the workshop hosted by UNDP, the visit includes program in Amman with a possibility for further business promotion with local stakeholders, including some key developing banks operating in Jordan. Often, it is recommended to partner with local companies. That is why we also arrange a business networking seminar, and company-specific meetings in Jordan.
The Team Finland visit will be beneficial for companies and organizations interested in developing new solutions for the Syria crisis in cooperation with the aid organizations and government authorities in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. It will also be beneficial for companies and organizations providing sustainable solutions for developing the economies affected by the Syria crisis.
The participating companies can represent e.g. job creation, education, energy, circular economy, health, communications, digitalization, microfinance and security sectors.
Key reasons to invest or do business in Jordan include:
To cover the expenses of arranging the visit program in Amman and the Dead Sea, Business Finland will charge a participation fee as follows:
- Micro Businesses and SMEs: 680 EUR + 24% VAT per person
- Major Companies: 800 EUR + 24% VAT per person
Business Finland will invoice the participation fee after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above. If a person stationed in Jordan represents the company, a 25 percent discount will be granted.