NATO delivers buses to the Military Women’s Training Centre of Jordan

  • 08 Mar. 2023 -
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  • Last updated: 08 Mar. 2023 09:54

For servicewomen of the Jordanian Armed Forces, lack of transport can limit their professional training and career development. To address that shortfall, two 23-seater buses were delivered to the Military Women’s Training Centre (MWTC) of the Jordanian Armed Forces in Zarqa on Sunday (5 March 2023), as part of NATO’s Defence Capacity Building (DCB) package for Jordan.

The handover was made in the presence of representatives from Australia and the Netherlands as donor nations, Romania in its capacity as NATO Contact Point Embassy in Jordan, as well as NATO representatives and the MWTC Commander. 

The buses will help cover the 8-kilometer distance between the Centre and the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) training village, where all advanced logistic, human resource management and weapons training takes place, but where there is no accommodation facilities for servicewomen.

By facilitating access to training and education, these buses will also contribute to Jordan’s efforts to increase the number of women in the armed forces and support women’s access to leadership positions in the military. 

The Military Women’s Training Centre was established under NATO’s DCB initiative and has been operational since November 2020. NATO’s DCB initiative was launched in September 2014 at the NATO Summit in Wales. It helps partners improve their defence and related security capacities, as well as their resilience, and, therefore, contributes to the security of the Alliance. Jordan has been a recipient of the initiative since its inception in 2014.