Connecting Young People to Jobs of the Future

EFE aims to build a coalition of partners and connect 50,000 unemployed young people to the world of work in the Middle East and North Africa region by 2022 through: - Employability training (online and in-classroom) - Market-driven job training and placement programs - Entrepreneurship and self-employment training EFE will lead this commitment, with funding from various governmental, multilateral and private sector sources.

Entity

Education for Employment (EFE) Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

description

EFE aims to connect 50,000 young people to the world of work in the MENA region by providing demand-driven online and in-classroom trainings and linking youth to job opportunities in growing sectors or helping them create their own businesses. EFE will increase the employability of 50,000 young people through online training, of which 15,000 will receive additional in-classroom soft and/ or technical skills trainings and be placed in jobs/ paid internships at employer partners, and 2,000 will receive entrepreneurship training to create their own businesses. EFE will pay special attention to increasing women’s social and economic participation, with approximately 50% of beneficiaries being female. To achieve this, EFE will work with private and public stakeholders to secure economic opportunities for youth and raise awareness about the importance of providing youth with opportunities as a means to spur sustainable and inclusive socio-economic growth.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 2,000 young people supported through entrepreneurship training, advisory services, access to markets or access to finance

    8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services

    Through tailor-made entrepreneurship training, 2,000 youth will increase their entrepreneurial skills and 600 will start their own businesses.

    BY: Mar 2022
  • 50,000 young people benefitted from employment services, including job search assistance, job fairs and career counselling

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    50,000 young people will increase their employability through online and in-classroom training.

    BY: Mar 2022
  • 15,000 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    15,000 young people will be trained in relevant market-driven skills and be placed in jobs/paid internships

    BY: Mar 2022

Start

01-Apr-2018

End

31-Mar-2022

USD 25,000,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

50,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Low-income individuals
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

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