2nd Meeting of the WG “ICT & Employment”
AICTO WG on “ICT & Employment” held its 2nd monthly meeting , Monday 3 December 2012 at AICTO headquarters, Tunis – Tunisia.
On this occasion, the SG made a brief summary of the previous meeting, recalling the constitution of 5 sub-groups which will respectively work on setting up “strategic plans for youth capacity building in ICT, developing the “Arab youth empowerment network”, feeding regularly the “Arab skills database” with data related to Arab youth skills in ICT- available on AICTO website, finding out the adequate “e-inclusion mechanisms for rural youth” to be part of the digital economy, and consolidating the “link between higher education institutions and the private sector”.
Besides, AICTO project on “Arab youth empowerment network” aiming at helping Arab youth in finding job opportunities in the field of ICT was thouroughly discussed.
All participants agreed on the priority of capacity building, and the importance of disseminating the information related to the available certified training throughout the Arab region, and ensuring the link between the funding institutions, and networking between ICT actors and researchers.
It was also unanimously agreed to extend the deadlines of the “Arab youth Creativity” competition to 31 January 2013 to give more chances for young innovators throughout the Arab region to participate.