The 2016 Global Millennial Viewpoints Survey
SAHWA National Case Studies
Mar 07, 2017 / Library
In line with SAHWA’s methodology -based on a mixed method- these National Case Studies (NCS) summarise the main findings coming from the Ethnographic Fieldwork and SAHWA Youth Survey with a focus on the national level (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia). Basically, every National Case Studies are structured following the clusters...
Strengthening Human Resources for Health: Integration of Refugees into Host Community Health Systems
Mar 06, 2017 / Highlight
Over the past six years, nearly 5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria and sought refuge in neighboring countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) such as Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, and OECD countries such as Turkey, Germany, Sweden or Austria.
The consequences of this mass exodus have been particularly profound...
Egyptian Youth Speak their Minds in Essays: We Need Better Skills for More Jobs
Feb 22, 2017 / Blog entry
In a country with high youth unemployment—such as Egypt—could it be that young people can develop new solutions? Can young, creative minds come up with new ideas that have never been considered or tested? Are young people themselves the answer to solving the unemployment challenge?
Continue reading the article on the World Bank website, here.
Analysis of Youth Approaches in the MENA Region: Challenges and Opportunities of Youth Participation
The Educational and Mental Health Needs of Syrian Refugee Children
Access to Higher Education for Refugees in Jordan
Preventing A Lost Generation: Jordan “We’re Afraid for Their Future” Barriers to Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Jordan
A Future in The Balance How the Conflict in Syria Is Impacting on the Needs, Concerns and Aspirations of Young People Across the Middle East
No Lost Generation: Holding to the Promise of Education for All Syrian Refugees
Europes' New Refugees: A Road Map for Better Integration Outcomes
Session Overview: Promoting Creativity and Innovation in Education to Foster Youth Inclusion in the Mediterranean
Promoting Creativity and Innovation in Education to Foster Youth Inclusion in the Mediterranean
Dec 14, 2016 / Highlight
Context and Rationale
Cities and regions in the Mediterranean are facing numerous challenges linked to an exacerbation of social spatial inequalities such as increasing migration and high youth unemployment. Cities can be a catalyst for social, economic and cultural development. While they represent engines of growth offering a range of...
Education, Innovation, Employability
Nov 29, 2016 / Program
Countries of the southern Mediterranean.
AFD; CMI; EIB; Islamic Development Bank (IsDB); Union for the Mediterranean (UfM); and the World Bank.
The quality of education remains the number one challenge to building inclusive Arab societies that are cohesive and stable. The pattern is the same across...
Can Entrepreneurship Education Improve Work Opportunities for College Graduates?
Oct 18, 2016 / Library
Education is usually seen as a route for improving people’s employment opportunities, but this hasn’t proven the case in many developing countries. As the World Bank’s 2013 World Development Report highlighted.
Counting the Invisible Girls: Using Data to Transform the Lives of Women and Girls by 2030
Oct 18, 2016 / Library
Counting the Invisible' explores the current state of gender data and exposes the gaps: we don’t count how many girls leave school because of early marriage, pregnancy or violence, exactly how many give birth before they turn 15, how many hours a day they spend working, what kind of work they do and whether they get paid for it.
The Emancipation Gap in Arab Education
Oct 12, 2016 / Library
Discussion of education in the Arab world has focused only rarely on the role of schooling in changing social and political mores. This is unfortunate, because educated citizens of Arab countries tend to be much less emancipated politically and socially, on average, than their peers in other parts of the world. If Arab societies are ever to become...
Education Reform to Create Entrepreneurs
Oct 10, 2016 / Blog entry
The demographic clock is ticking on both sides of the Mediterranean – from an aging workforce on one end to a workforce surplus on the other. Yet whatever the demographic dynamics, the Mediterranean space is facing an incredible challenge: providing a safe, buoyant and prosperous future for its youth which would benefit its societies, their...
Q & A: New Initiatives for Education in the Middle East and North Africa, Including for Refugees
Oct 04, 2016 / Blog entry
In Part II of her interview, Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali, World Bank Practice Manager for Education, explains the initiatives being take to improve all levels of public education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and how important it is for children to be able to go to school, especially when their countries are affected by conflict.
Q & A: The Importance of Early Childhood Development in the Middle East and North Africa
Oct 03, 2016 / Blog entry
With the school year starting in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), millions of children are busily preparing to resume their studies. Some, caught in conflict, may not be able to go to school at all; others may be joining schools in countries neighboring their own. At peace or in war, throughout MENA more emphasis is being placed on early...
[National Experts Meeting] An Innovation Barometer for the MENA Region
Sep 28, 2016 / Highlight
Innovation Barometer ”"لوحة مؤشرات الإبتكار for MENA Countries:
Following-up on the last innovation scoreboard workshop held in Amman in 2015, the 12 national experts (including Palestine, Iraq and Oman) and institutional partners of the program (ISESCO, ALECSO, ESCWA, UNESCO, AIDMA) met to finalize an Innovation Scoreboard for the MENA region...
Syrian Refugees: Gaziantep’s Social Support Program
Jul 07, 2016 / Blog entry
On 15 March 2011, Syria witnessed a movement of protests part of a larger Arab uprising. The scene soon turned into civil unrest. In consequence to intense civil war, a big migration wave, hit in 2011 neighboring countries, particularly Turkey continuously increasing till this date. The crisis in Syria is the biggest human tragedy since World War...
Universities Through the Looking Glass
Benchmarking Governance as a Tool for Promoting Change
The Paradox of Higher Education in MENA
Jun 30, 2016 / Blog entry
This blog originally appeared in Future Development.
Note: This is an English version of my keynote speech given at the recent MENA conference on “Paradigm Shifts in Tertiary Education” in Algiers on May 30-June 2.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was the cradle of higher education. The three oldest, still-functioning universities in the...
[Workshop] Preventing Violence and Radicalization in Schools
Jun 30, 2016 / Highlight
Context / Rationale
Violence and radicalization in schools, especially at the high school level, is a relatively new phenomenon in Tunisia. This challenge needs to be tackled collectively and with more force in order to minimise its impacts and progressively reduce its magnitude.
The workshop intended to begin a process of capacity building of...
The Implications of Displaced Children Not Receiving an Adequate Education
Jun 09, 2016 / Blog entry
The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, conducted an interview with Dr. Dawn Chatty, an Emeritus University Professor in Anthropology and Forced Migration and former director of the Refugee Studies Centre in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, UK, on the sidelines of the workshop about refugees’ historical...
Governance: An Appropriate Response to the Challenges Facing Algerian Universities
Jun 07, 2016 / Blog entry
Algerian universities are in the midst of veritable transformation that is in line with the globalization of knowledge and higher education reform imperatives.
Indeed, the Licence, Master, Doctorat (LMD) system has ushered in a new philosophy and new teaching methods and practices, along with pedagogical practices (best practices).
Summer School on Sustainable Development Goals: Water as Key Development Factor in the Mediterranean
Jun 06, 2016 / Highlight
In light of the economic, social and environmental challenges that have become key characters to planet Earth in the early 21st century, the North and South scientific and academic communities have a specific role to play through contributing to the global knowledge advancements and promotion of relevant research to achieve the...
Tertiary Education: Improved Governance and Quality Leads to Better Competitiveness and Employability