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KAB Update: Yemen Jan 2011Saturday, 22 January 2011 14:14
A Yemen news provider Sabanews.net and the University of Aden published four articles on KAB in Yemen.
The first Article covers the event "KAB Awareness Raising Workshop" that was held on January 19, 2011 in Sanaa in the presence of H.E Dr. Ibrahim Hugari, Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training and Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Entreprise Development Specialist at the International Labor Organization, Regional Office for Arab States.
The second Article, dated January 18, 2011, covers the KAB implementation plan in technical and vocational training centres for the year 2011-2012.
The Third and fourth Articles dated January 26, 2011 cover the KAB Workshop that was held under the patronage of H.E the Minister of higher education Dr. Salah Ali Basra at the Mercure Hotel in Yemen.
Kindly find below the 4 links for the Arabic articles:
Also attached, three pictures on the abovementioned articles.
YEN Evaluation Clinic - Youth Entrepreneurship in the Middle EastWednesday, 01 December 2010 10:47
On 9-10 December 2010, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) will host its third annual Evaluation Clinic in Beirut, Lebanon. The Clinic will be organized as a side event immediately following the Arab Urban Development Institute Child Protection Initiative (AUDI CPI) conference “Children &Youth in the MENA Region: Towards Unleashing their Potentials” from 6-8 December. The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth employment project teams for the development of impact evaluation plans. The 2-day event will include a series of interactive consultation sessions, lectures from renowned evaluation experts and the launch of a series of cutting edge impact evaluations with large potential to build the evidence base for effective youth employment project design and delivery.
Learning will be facilitated through the application of evaluation principles to youth entrepreneurship projects in the process of designing impact evaluations: so called “live case studies”. The live case studies that have been selected include:
- Silatech and Al Amal’s Microfinance Bank – Yemen
- International Youth Foundation’s YOUTH:WORK project - Jordan
- Education for Employment Foundation’s SME project – Egypt
- INJAZ project - Lebanon
The theme for this year’s Clinic is “Youth Entrepreneurship”. Recently, entrepreneurship programmes have been receiving increasing attention from governments, donors and multilateral agencies as an alternative job creation strategy. Given the limited absorptive capacities of existing formal labour markets in the developing world, promotion of youth entrepreneurship and self-employment is one of the few feasible options to create employment opportunities both in the informal and formal economy. Nevertheless, the evidence to support positive impact of entrepreneurship schemes is extremely weak. The Clinic seeks to assist youth entrepreneurship projects implement successful impact evaluations and disseminate the findings that come out.
News on KAB in KazakhstanTuesday, 16 November 2010 17:26
KAB in Kazakhstan - Chevron, Baker Hughes, USAID and ILO partnershipTuesday, 16 November 2010 17:21
Articles on KAB in the Arab RegionFriday, 08 October 2010 10:17
For the month of October 2010 the Magazine "Entrepreneur" issued in Saudia Arabia featured two articles related to KAB:
1. An interview with Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development specialist at the International Labour Organization Regional Office for Arab States, on self-employment, entrepreneurship and the implementation of KAB in the Arab Region.
2. The implementation of KAB in Palestine
Kindly find attached both articles, in Arabic, in addition to the cover page of the magazine on which Ms. Rania Bikhazi is featured.
Foster Entrepreneurship Culture Among the Iraqi Youth-Arabic VersionMonday, 04 October 2010 11:48
Foster Entrepreneurship Culture Among the Iraqi Youth- English VersionMonday, 04 October 2010 11:40
Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurship Education:Wednesday, 15 September 2010 09:38
The ILO has supported a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region in their endeavours to prepare young people for entrepreneurship by introducing the Know about Business (KAB) curriculum in the education system and by building the capacity of teachers and educational institutions. Countries such as China, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG have introduced, or are in the process of introducing, entrepreneurship education at various educational levels such as secondary, post-secondary, vocational and technical schools and higher education. Entrepreneurship or moreover entrepreneurship education within all education institutions is a high level priority in the new Cabinet of Republic of Indonesia as reflected in the Medium Term Development Plan, in a Presidential programme, and an inter-ministerial MoU.
The ILO is organising a regional workshop on Entrepreneurship Education and the Know About Business programme (KAB) to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from September 21st to the 23rd, 2010. The meeting is sponsored by two technical cooperation projects – the Swiss funded “Creating Youth Employment Through Improved Youth Entrepreneurship” and the Dutch funded “Education and Skills Training or EAST”.
The meeting intends to gather around 65 key stakeholders working around or directly with entrepreneurship education in mostly Indonesia but also Lao PDR, China, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG. The KAB is an entrepreneurship education programme developed by ILO whose specific objectives are to (i) develop positive attitudes towards sustainable enterprises and self‐employment among the population, by targeting youth and stakeholders for enterprise development, (ii) Create awareness about entrepreneurship as a career option for young people, (iii) provide knowledge and practice of the desirable attributes of, and specific challenges in starting and operating a sustainable enterprise, and (iv) facilitate the school to work transition, resulting in a better understanding of the functions and operations of sustainable enterprises.
ILO's Summer Academy on Sustainable Enterprise DevelopmentFriday, 26 March 2010 14:06
The third edition of the ILO's Sustainable Enterprise Academy provides participants with a unique overview of existing tools and knowledge about sustainable enterprise development.
This year, the ILO's Sustainable Enterprise Academy has a special focus on youth entrepreneurship and strategies for governments and donor agencies to tackle the problem of creating new jobs.
The facilitating team will include leading ILO experts, renowned academics, partner UN organizations like UNIDO and international consultants specialized in entrepreneurship, value chains, enterprise restructuring, business development services, local development, creative industries, women’s entrepreneurship development, and other topics.
The ILO's Sustainable Enterprise Academy is a great networking opportunity for professional working on enterprise development.
It is a multilingual event with courses in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Global Youth Enterprise & Livelihoods DevelopmentWednesday, 10 March 2010 09:51
Making Cents International is organizing the fourth Global Youth Enterprise and Livelihoods Development Conference to take place at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC September 15-16, 2010. In just three years, this participatory and demand-driven learning event has become the "go to" conference for practitioners, funders, educators, policymakers, members of the private sector, and other professionals who design, implement, monitor, evaluate, and fund programs and policies in this field. Previous conferences have convened on average 300 participants from 45 countries. The 2010 conference themes are: youth enterprise development; youth-inclusive financial services and capabilities; workforce development; monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment; and adolescent girls and young women. Registration and the Call for Proposals process begin April 2, 2010. For more information on how you can become involved, please visit: www.youthenterpriseconference.org contact Whitney Harrelson (firstname.lastname@example.org; +1 202-783-4090).