HTU becomes a member of UNHCR-CLCC Global Connected Learning Consortium

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June 20, 2022 Amman

HTU becomes a member of UNHCR-CLCC Global Connected Learning Consortium

Al Hussein Technical University (HTU), a Crown prince foundation intiative, joined today the Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium (CLCC) as a member and representative of Jordan to be actively engaged in the advancement of the well-being of refugees and vulnerable Jordanian in the pursuit of their higher education. Coordinated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Arizona State University, the international consortium works to promote and support the provision of quality higher education in contexts of conflict, crisis, and displacement by sharing and disseminating knowledge, experience, and evidence; developing innovative and good practice; and ensuring accountability to students and their communities in order to foster self-reliance. HTU’s membership in the consortium stems from a recommendation by the UNHCR, as both the Commission and the University aspire to expand opportunities for refugees and vulnerable Jordanian to access upskilling STEM programs, technical vocational training and higher education opportunities.

This membership aims to leverage HTU’s endeavors to build a collective momentum to consolidate effective protection-based programming in higher education through digital and connected learning. Keen to prioritize vulnerable groups and respond to the humanitarian crises in the region, HTU’s involvement in the CLCC is meant to advocate for expanding geographical reach, especially for refugees in camps, consolidating partnerships with different institutions inside and outside Jordan, enhancing synergies among students themselves and among students and the outside community, and strengthening the evidence base for progressive pedagogies that are inclusive and engaging for all students. With such wide and rich exposure and availability to exchange knowledge, ideas, and practical experiences with all CLCC higher educational actors and initiatives, HTU will also be committed to developing new programs, scholarships, upskilling programs, joint summits, or any activities that equip refugee students and vulnerable Jordanian with the needed knowledge and skills for employability.