Youth wanted this summer!
Tackling youth employment challenges: from 24 June, two training activities on employment for the younger generation will be held on campus by the Centre
Youth employment problems are addressed in the recent ILO Report “Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk”. The report examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world, and updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates are available.
Recognizing the need to make youth employment central to policy making and to support successful policies and programmes, the ILO Office in Cairo, the Centre and the ILO Youth Employment Programme are organizing a capacity-building programme on youth employment in the Middle East and North African (MENA) Region.
The course “Addressing the Youth Employment Challenge in the MENA Region” is organized as part of a learning project financially supported by the government of Italy for Algeria, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. Participants will come from these countries. The activity will take place during the first week of the “Academy on Youth Development”.
The Academy on Youth Development will include two main learning tracks composed of plenary sessions, elective workshops and a “Youth Development Fair”.
The focus on youth and employment-related problems is high everywhere and economic growth in the MENA region has not translated into sufficient job opportunities to absorb the new labour market entrants, while fostering low quality jobs that have often been taken by migrant workers.
By sharing knowledge and lessons learned in implementing successful youth employment policies and programmes, and through the enhancement of national capacities to design, manage and assess them, the activity is intended to meet the learning needs of key actors in employment, labour, economy, planning, education, training, and youth issues policies and programmes.