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    Youth Employment Generation Program in Egypt Wins WSIS Project Prizes 2014 Contest

    Date published: 10 June 2014

    The “Youth Employment Generation Program in Egypt” has been awarded the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2014 contest, at the WSIS+10 High-Level event in Geneva, Switzerland on June 10th, 2014.

    The ‘Youth Employment Generation Program in Egypt’ financed by the Government of Japan is one of Egypt Information and Communications Technology Trust Fund (ICT-TF) projects, established by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Egypt in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

    “UNDP is proud to partner with MCIT and the award is testimony to the innovative work and effective contribution of the project in supporting a key development challenge in Egypt – addressing the issue of youth unemployment through information technologies”, said Anita Nirody, UNDP Resident Representative, Egypt.

    The winning project was recognized for its excellence and achievement in implementation of WSIS goals including improving connectivity to information and communication technologies (ICTs).

    The project addresses the mismatch between the skills demanded by the private sector and youth skills to provide youth with the necessary vocational, IT and soft skills to increase their employment prospects. The project is in complete relevancy to the needs of youth, MSMEs owners and entrepreneurs, in addition to its relevancy to the government policies and labor market requirements. The project benefited 2172 MSMEs, 137 social entrepreneurs and 487 fresh graduates across Egypt.

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