I am honoured to assume the role of Country Director Jordan in 2023, coinciding with the British Council's 75th Anniversary. Such a significant milestone prompts profound reflection on the difference we have made and continue to make to young people in Jordan, and the networks of partners in the UK and in Jordan who are absolutely core to everything we do.

With previous experience of working in the region, I am thrilled to return to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and to adopt my role in Jordan. As one of the longest-standing offices in our network, we maintain enduring partnerships, serving as a catalyst for impactful work in Education, Arts and Culture. I look forward to working closely with our remarkable colleagues and partners, to contribute towards shaping new opportunities and building upon our legacy of engagement.

The British Council’s mission is to support Jordan’s vibrant youth population, eager to develop, grow and voice their perspectives. We aspire to contribute to their future by providing life-changing opportunities in Education, English and the Arts. Our endeavours are geared towards aligning with the Kingdom's path towards an inclusive, open, prosperous, and democratic society.

Our unwavering commitment continues to foster knowledge and idea exchange between the UK and Jordan. This commitment is exemplified through key programmes like Teaching For Success which supports the growth of English Teachers in the public education system, or the Cultural Protection Fund which provides grants and resources to the conservation and protection of precious cultural artefacts.

We will persist in our collaborative efforts to cultivate enduring relationships, trust, understanding and respect between the people of the UK and Jordan.

Alex Lambert