[Webinar] Private Sector Mobilization for Communities Hosting Refugees and Launch of the Host Municipalities Network Online Collaborative Platform
Oct 16, 2017 / Highlight
After six years of Syrian conflict, local governments hosting refugees are facing a number of challenges for securing the welfare of both their host and refugee communities. They are feeling the need to alleviate the existing pressure on and to reduce unemployment and competition over jobs between locals and Syrians, which can also...
[Press Release] Youth and Employability in MENA: Better Skills, More Jobs
Women Driving the Middle East and North Africa Forward, One Business Innovation at A Time
Jun 12, 2017 / Blog entry
Our continued belief in the enormous resourcefulness, resilience and sheer drive of young Arab women has yet again been reconfirmed. In Cairo, Yara Yassin and Rania Rafie are agents of change. These young women work with local artisans to transform plastic bags into high-quality fashion products sold around the world.
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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.
Supporting Syrian Diaspora Business
Jan 17, 2017 / Highlight
Syria has faced one of the worst humanitarian crises since the 21st century with over 11.5 million people displaced and over 12.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian diaspora is playing an important role in supporting the refugees and the reconstruction of Syria. Development partners have a strong...
Supporting Syrian Diaspora - Agenda
Supporting Syrian Diaspora Business - Concept Summary
Youth Cam Interview with Abdallah Absi
Dec 19, 2016 / Library
On the sidelines of the Mediterranean Economic Week, CMI’s youth camera conducted an interview with Abdallah Absi, CEO of Zoomaal, crowdfunding platform of the Arab world.
Youth Cam Interview with Mohamed Sameer
Dec 19, 2016 / Library
On the sidelines of the Mediterranean Economic Week, CMI’s youth camera conducted an interview with Mohamed Sameer, CEO of S3Geeks, upper Egypt’s entrepreneurs platform.
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.
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...
Access to Talent for MENA'S Entrepreneurs
Oct 06, 2016 / Library
In 2015, unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) stood at 12%, the highest regional unemployment rate in the world. Estimates suggest that the region must create 85 million jobs by 2023 to be on par with global average unemployment rates. Governments and private sector institutions are pointing to entrepreneurship as a way to...
Arab World Start-ups Need Partners, Pathways, and Talent to Access Markets
Sep 26, 2016 / Blog entry
Market access is critical to the growth of start-ups in the Middle East and North Africa(MENA). Start-ups seeking to scale up their operations need to think in terms of regional, rather than solely national, growth strategies from day one. However, maneuvering themselves into new countries is a complex process, and one that hinges on finding the...
The Women for Resilient Cities Acceleration Program
Jun 07, 2016 / Library
The Women for Resilience Program (W4R) brought together a group a hopeful enthusiastic women entrepreneurs from Egypt, Djibouti and Lebanon and put them through an accelerated training program hoping to equip them with knowledge they need to succeed in their project. The program aims at empowering women in tackling urban risk and developing...
Young Tunisian Entrepreneurs Push to Change Attitudes to Jobs
Apr 27, 2016 / Blog entry
Five years after its political revolution, Tunisia’s government has acknowledged economic challenges, including a lack of foreign investment and a high unemployment rate. Many Tunisians call for a second revolution, this time for economic opportunities, including entrepreneurship and the employment it creates. Although being an entrepreneur in...
Refugee Livelihoods and the Private Sector: Ugandan Case Study
Promoting Diaspora Engagement: What have we learnt?
Link-up! Feasibility Study-Enabling Diaspora Entrepreneurship
Call for Green Entrepreneurs: SwitchMed Training Programme in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine
Sep 14, 2015 / Highlight
Are you a green entrepreneur? Do you want to launch in the market a new green product or service but you don't know where to start? Would you like to learn how to develop a green business model that creates environmental and social value?
Apply to one of the first highly qualified green entrepreneurship training programme in the southern...
SUMMARY REPORT - Ankara Case study
Report Guidebook Technopole
DELEGATES CONCLUSIONS - Ankara Case study
Meeting Report - Developing Innovation Scoreboard for the MENA
Background Note - STP Regional Workshop
Summary Note - IPR Workshop
PARTICPANTS LIST - Ankara Workshop
Background Notes - Developing Innovation Scoreboard for the MENA