A new project has been launched in Jordan to encourage the growth of internet access throughout the country. The new platform, called ‘Jordan Internet For All’, will look at addressing connectivity issues caused by economic and geographic barriers preventing access to the web. Jordan’s Minister of ICT said at the launch that it will focus on empowering women to use the internet, as well as the development of more relevant Arabic content. Companies like Microsoft, Huawei and Ericsson will be involved in the project. Andrew Harper, the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees also said that the scheme would be vital in providing refugees in the area with the connectivity to allow them to contribute to the region.