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Skilled Young Palestine - Improving Resilience and Job Creation for Youth

Palestinian Territory

Agence Belge de Développement

Titre : Skilled Young Palestine - Improving Resilience and Job Creation for Youth

Pays : Palestinian Territory

Code : PZA1804411

Durée : 27 May 2019 // 27 May 2022

The intervention “Skilled Young Palestine” – Strengthening youth resilience, aims to contribute to support Palestine in gaining economic autonomy and build up resilience among Palestinian youth. Estimates are that by 2050, the youth population will more than double. Young people and adolescents have been very much influenced by the society and the surrounding environment, externally by the forces of the Israeli occupation and internally, by the Palestinian Fragmentation, loss of identity and a patriarchal society. The private sector in Palestine is the key driver for economic growth and job creation, but Palestinian enterprises have remained hostage to political instability, unresolved conflict, and continued restrictions on movement, access to resources, services and trade. Mainly youth and women are strongly affected by unemployment and underemployment. The gap in the labor participation rate between men (72%) and women (19%) in Palestine remains the highest in the MENA region. Employers report a strong mismatch between the supply of skills and the demand on the labor market. Both technical and personal (key competences) are lacking.In response to the challenges, the Palestinian government launched a new National Policy Agenda covering the next 6 years (2017 – 2022). The 6th priority on “Economic Independence” within the third pillar on sustainable development, seeks a balance between measures that will create jobs and those required to lay the groundwork for a competitive, independent economy in the post-occupation era. The 7th priority on ‘Social Justice and Rule of Law’ seeks to remove barriers and empower and equip Palestinian women and youth. The new intervention aims to increase youth resilience in Palestine through the development of skills development programs for youth with a specific attention for young women through the establishment of public private partnerships, the provision of technical skills training and entrepreneurship key competences.

Objectif général : The overall objective is increased youth resilience in Palestine.
Objectifs spécifiques : The specific objective is improved transition of youth to employment and self-employment through improved skills and competences. Result 1 : Increased Labour market opportunities for youth by supporting skills development demanded by the Labour market. Result 2 : Young people have gained entrepreneurship key competences (transferable skills) for work and life.

Bailleur : Belgique

Présentation : ENABEL

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