The 2nd Youth Forum main topic : Role of project incubators in employment
The “ICT & Employment” WG met on 05/02/2013 at AICTO headquarters.
On this occasion, it was decided to organize the 2nd International Forum on “Empowering Arab Youth through ICT – job opportunities”, on «Broadband, Catalyst for the Arab Youth Creativity within Technological Incubators». The Forum will include a conference and tutorials to motivate youth improve their skills and capacities.
Besides, it has been agreed to feed the Arab skill database of through www.aicto.org with data on Arab youth skills linking the higher education institutions to the private sector, in addition to the work on identifying the mechanisms of accessing technology among youth in rural areas thus enabling them to be part of the digital economy (e-commerce, m-payment, etc..).
On this occasion, the Arab Youth Empowerment Network «AYENET», aiming at promoting Arab youth employment through launching ICT projects, was discussed. Participants insisted on the necessity to double the efforts aiming at building capacity and identifying the certified training opportunities, and potential sponsors, and connecting ICT practitioners with researchers.
Besides, it was agreed to extend the competition deadline on Arab Youth Creativity launched by AICTO in partnership with its associate members from private sector, to 31/1/2013 to give more chances for participation.