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Empowering Youth
Through ICT
Egypt
United Nations Development Programme
Background
• Youth are a quarter of Egypt’s population and half of
them are poor.
• Unemployment among youth is 29%.
• 3 o...
Challenges
• Since 2011 security and instability of the country
hindered the implementation of some activities
especially ...
Key Objectives
• Enhancing employability.
• Encourage and foster technology innovation
and entrepreneurship in Egypt.
• Op...
Strategy
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 t...
ITI was created to build capacity of youth through
specialized training in order to provide the Egyptian public
and privat...
Youth
Development
Excellence
intheO&O
Industry
ICTSector
Development
The Professional Training Program
(9-Month Program)
7...
MASR WORKS IN YOUTH
CENTERS
Developing the Egyptian youth skills
to increase their opportunities in
employment through the...
WWW.VOLUN-TOURISM.ORG
 Voluntourism is the practice of
individuals going on a nonpaid
working holiday for the
purpose of ...
‘GET ONLINE WEEK’
MENA
21st – 27th March
2014
• ‘Get Online Week’ is a European digital empowerment campaign that was
launched for the first time in Egypt and MENA.
• T...
• 900 + likes on Facebook in 1 week
• 55,000 Post Reach on Facebook in 1 week
• 220,000 Tweet Reach Youth Round Table
• 15...
• Civil Society organizations in different governorates played a vital
role in the implementation of our projects as they ...
Thank you
Empowering Youth through ICT
Empowering Youth through ICT
Empowering Youth through ICT
Empowering Youth through ICT
Empowering Youth through ICT
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Empowering Youth through ICT

  1. 1. Empowering Youth Through ICT Egypt United Nations Development Programme
  2. Background • 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 university degree. • (Please insert Youth unemployment Infograph instead of text.
  3. Challenges • 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.
  4. Key Objectives • 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.
  5. Strategy
  6. Examples of Projects Targeting Youth and Results
  7. 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)
  8. 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 and entrepreneurs Supporting Information Technology Institute (ITI)
  9. Youth Development Excellence intheO&O Industry ICTSector Development The Professional Training Program (9-Month Program) 7200 Professional Graduates 27 Technological Tracks Software Engineering & Development Industrial SystemsInformation Systems Infrastructure, Networks & Security Services Content Development Open Source Developer Web Portals Developer Java Web & Enterprise Developer Professional Developer Mobile Applications Developer Game Developer Applications Security Specialist Software Architect Telecom Applications Specialist Cloud Applications Developer User Interface Design & Development Specialist ERP-MS Dynamics Consultant ERP-SAP Functional Consultant ERP-Data Warehousing & BI Specialist Geographic Information Systems Specialist Computer Networks Administrator UNIX Systems Professional Cloud Administrator Cyber Security Officer Information Storage & Management Specialist Mechatronics Engineer Embedded Systems Engineer Nano Electronics Instructional Designer 3D Artist Multimedia Enhanced Learning Specialist An Average Employment Rate of 80% Before Graduation
  10. MASR WORKS IN YOUTH CENTERS Developing the Egyptian youth skills to increase their opportunities in employment through the youth centers owned by the Ministry of Youth. 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 of self-employment. 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 Objectives Centers Results
  11. WWW.VOLUN-TOURISM.ORG  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 through greater empowerment of NGOs. •It offers the possibilityto the NGOs looking for foreign volunteers to upload their volunteering offers on the platform. NGOs •We offers the possibilityto the Agencies looking for business to upload their holiday packages to the platform Tourism Agencies •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, and customers. Volunteers •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 Promoting Egypt
  12. ‘GET ONLINE WEEK’ MENA 21st – 27th March 2014
  13. • ‘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 for youth. • Participants: Egypt, Morocco, Tunis, Jordan, Sudan, Syria and Oman. Activities 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 streamed. 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.
  14. • 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
  15. • 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. Lessons Learned
  16. Thank you

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