United Nations Development Programme
• Youth are a quarter of Egypt’s population and half of
them are poor.
• Unemployment among youth is 29%.
• 3 out of 4 unemployed persons are youth between 18-
29 years old.
• Unemployment rate among young people is more than
double national average.
• 88% of unemployed persons have an intermediate or
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• Since 2011 security and instability of the country
hindered the implementation of some activities
especially in the rural/remote governorates.
• Unemployment levels, which have been historically high
in Egypt, have increased noticeably since then.
• The prevalence of illiteracy, which stands at 17% of the
total sample of youth, is mostly accounted for by rural
Upper Egypt youth.
• Enhancing employability.
• Encourage and foster technology innovation
and entrepreneurship in Egypt.
• Opportunities for youth with disabilities.
• Bridging the gap between university education
and job market requirements.
• Foster and encourage Egyptian SMEs and
entrepreneurs to adopt technology.
• Providing e-health services remotely.
Examples of Projects Targeting
Youth and Results
TIEC’s purpose is to create an environment that nurtures
talented ICT entrepreneurs with bright ideas and enabling
Egypt to become the leading regional hub and world-class
destination for ICT-based innovation and entrepreneurship.
Technology Innovation &
Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC)
ITI was created to build capacity of youth through
specialized training in order to provide the Egyptian public
and private market with a pool of qualified IT professionals
Supporting Information Technology
The Professional Training Program
7200 Professional Graduates
27 Technological Tracks
Software Engineering & Development Industrial SystemsInformation Systems
Infrastructure, Networks &
Open Source Developer
Web Portals Developer
Java Web & Enterprise Developer
Mobile Applications Developer
Applications Security Specialist
Telecom Applications Specialist
Cloud Applications Developer
User Interface Design &
ERP-MS Dynamics Consultant
ERP-Data Warehousing &
UNIX Systems Professional
Cyber Security Officer
Information Storage &
Embedded Systems Engineer
An Average Employment Rate of 80% Before
MASR WORKS IN YOUTH
Developing the Egyptian youth skills
to increase their opportunities in
employment through the youth
centers owned by the Ministry of
Creating opportunities for youth
through ICT and business
empowerment, creation of job
opportunities and new start-ups.
IT centers to provide IT trainings for
youth to help them increase their
efficiency and productivity.
Career Development Centers to
provide career development and to
align their Education with demand in
the labor market.
Business Centers to instil problem-
solving skills, entrepreneurship and
management capacity, and the value
Established 27 centers in 26 governorates.
Developed 1000 master trainers
Trained 20000 youth
Participation in 10 Job Fairs over the country
Provide access to 100,000 youth
Voluntourism is the practice of
individuals going on a nonpaid
working holiday for the
purpose of volunteering
themselves to worthy causes.
The aim of this initiative is to
insert Egypt in this high
potential industry.This could
be beneficial to the economy
of the country through more
tourists coming, as well as to
its development in general
empowerment of NGOs.
•It offers the possibilityto the NGOs looking for
foreign volunteers to upload their volunteering
offers on the platform.
•We offers the possibilityto the Agencies looking
for business to upload their holiday packages to
•It offers the opportunitiesfor tourists coming to
Egypt and willing to volunteer in one of the NGOs
projects. This portal will link all the stakeholders
involved in this project: NGOs, tourism companies,
•It will have content about the best places to visit in
Egypt and success stories from volunteers as well
as live pictures from the volunteers while working
in the NGOs
‘GET ONLINE WEEK’
21st – 27th March
• ‘Get Online Week’ is a European digital empowerment campaign that was
launched for the first time in Egypt and MENA.
• Theme: Employment, digital jobs, social innovation and entrepreneurship
• Participants: Egypt, Morocco, Tunis, Jordan, Sudan, Syria and Oman.
1. App-athon : Computer Science students from nationwide universities participated in a
two day mobile application development marathon on one of three themes : Women
Empowerment, Child Protection and Environment.
2. Webinars : A series of 8 webinars on innovation and entrepreneurship were live
3. Online Debate : ‘ Do you think there is the right environment for the growth of
entrepreneurship among youth in the Arab region’.
4. Training sessions, awareness sessions : On digital literacy and ICT in Cairo, upper
Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Syria.
5. Round table discussion : On youth innovation and entrepreneurship was held at the
UNDP Egypt Country Office. Young entrepreneurs, innovators, youth from civil society
and institutions were invited.
6. Final Event : “Innovation and Creativity for Development” . Activities included High
Level Round Table discussion, Innovation fair, workshops and creative performances.
• 900 + likes on Facebook in 1 week
• 55,000 Post Reach on Facebook in 1 week
• 220,000 Tweet Reach Youth Round Table
• 150,000 Tweet Reach High Level Round Table
• 411,685: #GOWMENA
Social media reach
• Civil Society organizations in different governorates played a vital
role in the implementation of our projects as they helped in
reaching a larger target of youth.
• ICT helped overcome challenges caused by the political situation
as it provided methods of indirect training for beneficiaries who
couldn't physically attend trainings and workshops.
• Public-private-people partnerships are useful as they allow for the
adaptation of training materials according to the market needs.
They also allow better opportunities for young people in terms of
employability and sustainable human development.