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Skilling the Youth

Thematic Priorities: Skills anticipation | Work-based Learning | Digital skills mainstreaming | Entrepreneurship skills
YEM Countries: Algeria | Israel | Jordan | Lebanon | Libya | Morocco | Palestine | Tunisia
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News and Project Activities

6 May 2020
YEM Webinar Series : Post Covid-19 Skills outlook in the Lebanese water sector
12 May 2020

The “Skills in the Water Sector in Lebanon: overview of the needs after COVID – 19” webinar was organized to explore the value chain of this sector, occupations, jobs and skills needed, previous initiatives, and future plans. The webinar also served as a “voice for youth” to share their concerns regarding skills and jobs in the Water sector.
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Prioritizing Youth Employment

The lack of opportunities in the Arab world has been exacerbated by a demographic boom. Skills development of the youth is important to meet current market demands and enable them to create employment opportunities as entrepreneurs.

Prolonged gaps in the school to work transition in the MENA region are far greater than in other regions. In addition to worsening population dependency ratios, unemployment and uncertainty of prospects can have adverse social and security implications.
Across the region, high-skilled employment stands at 21%, on average, while middle-skilled roles account for 66% of all existing formal sector jobs. The agricultural sector remains the largest employer in less affluent MENA countries. Investing in youth skills development would help reduce skills mismatches and promote employment.

What the YEM Knowledge Platform offers

TVET Country Profiles

Access concise, reliable and up-to-date information on TVET systems in the YEM Project countries, and also across the world through the UNESCO-UNEVOC World TVET Database.

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Knowledge Resources

Access the knowledge resources developed as part of the YEM Project, as well as relevant publications and resources from UNESCO and other project partners.

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Community of Practice

Engage with key experts and TVET stakeholders from the region and beyond and learn more about new knowledge resources, collaboration opportunities, upcoming events and more.

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Thematic Discussions

Engage in discussions with key experts engaged across the YEM Project countries, and beyond topics of thematic relevance.

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Access recently updated knowledge resources developed under the YEM Project, and thematically relevant resources from UNESCO and other agencies.

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What is the YEM Project?

Youth Employment in the Mediterranean is a 36-month regional project funded by the European Union and implemented by UNESCO over the period of 2018-2020. The project targets eight beneficiary countries in the South Mediterranean region: Algeria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, where the aim is to support youth employment through improved skills anticipation and assessment systems, and through the promotion of quality and relevant TVET and regional collaboration.

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