June 20, 2017

Youth and Employability in MENA Region: Better Skills, More Jobs, Cairo July 9-10


The conference entitled “Youth and Employability in MENA: Better Skills, More Jobs ” will take place in Cairo on July 9-10, 2017 organised by the Center for Mediterranean Integration – CMI, based in Marseille, in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Investement and International Cooperation, the World Bank and other international partners,  such as Anna Lindh Foundation, AFD and UNIMED.

This two-day conference aims to leverage existing research and analytical tools/frameworks to identify the main binding constraints afflicting youth employment in the MENA region, and explore the role of business climate, labour and education policies in mitigating those challenges.

The conference will bridge theory with practical applications by focusing on international good practices related to the design and implementation features of policies that can help youth connect to jobs, start a new business, or manage periods of inactivity or unemployment.

Promoting job creation for youth requires the involvement of a myriad of government and non-government actors across different sectors. As such, the conference will target both policy makers and technical experts from different MENA governments and agencies, international organisations, private sector and civil society.

The conference will be interactive and will encourage active participation and discussion among participants. It is expected that the conference will lead to the identification of concrete policy and operational recommendations to tackle some of the region’s most pressing job challenges for youth.

RESUME project will be present on the first day July 9th at the session 4:  Education and Skills: What Really Works

This conference is open to the public upon registration.

Registration is free and is now open here.

For more info, please visit here the programme of the conference and visit cmimarseille.org or email egyptconference@cmimarseille.org

 Join us to share your views on how to improve youth employability in Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa!