27 August 2017
‘Decent Work for Youth Using ICT’ Project Launching Ceremony Holds in Cairo

The ICT for Comprehensive Community Development Project (ICT4CCD), launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will hold a ceremony for launching the “Decent Work for Youth Using ICT” Project, in addition to a presentation entitled “opportunity and start”, on August 27, in Cairo, Egypt.

A number of 150 young people will attend the event, in addition to a number of recruitment companies and interested government agencies where discussion will tackle the significance of increasing decent employment opportunities for technical and vocational education graduates, via cooperating with the institutions concerned with the labor market, and matching young people skills with labor market needs. The event will also discuss how to reduce the unemployment rate through motivating young people and providing them with training opportunities to find appropriate jobs.

The project aims to overcome the main challenges of social and economic development in Egypt, the most prominent of which are the increasing unemployment rates among youth and the lack of professional and soft skills. The project seeks to develop and enhance the special professional abilities in the IT-related business areas, contributing to creating more appropriate employment opportunities and improving their standards of living. The project will provide young people with training on computer skills, other professional business skills, management skills— such as secretariat and warehouse management— in addition to work ethics.

The project is launched in partnership with the Participatory Development Program in Urban Areas, affiliated to the German Cooperation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and within the framework of the common understanding and the EU-German development cooperation agreement. It is implemented in the governorate of Qalyubia, particularly in Shubra El-Kheima, Khosoos and Qalyoub.

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