Youth in Technology EvaluationPresentation Transcript
Youth In Technology - Yemen Evaluation
Background Poor utilization of ICT to enhance knowledge based development.
Hypothesis Enhance participation of ICT in development through ICT graduates and NGOs.: More Qualified ICT graduates to meet labor needs. Use of Open Source as a way to minimize cost. More NGOs use ICT to increase their impact and efficiency.
Research Questions What is the gab between university education and labor market needs? What hinders participation of ICT females? How could ICT increase effectiveness of NGOs work?
Results – ICT In Yemen Low use of ICT especially in Business. No trust of new technology. Weak governments efforts to enhance ICT. Poor Infrastructure and High Cost of ICT services.
Results - Graduates Qualifications: None of companies deal with advance ICT services think ICT graduates are qualified. 9% of companies deal with normal ICT services think graduates are Qualified. 45% companies deal with basic ICT services think ICT graduates are qualified.
Results- Female Participation Environment of work is female unfriendly (Mixed Environment) Female ICT prefer to work on ordinary office with basic MS skills. ICT females feels marginalized and given less attention by lecturers and facilities.
Intervention Advance Training : Technical and Soft skills. Internship in NGOs. Encouraging environment for Female. Use Open Source.
Progress Markers - Expect to See “ICT Graduates”:
YIT graduates are improving their technical and personal skills YIT fresh graduates are using open source applications in their projects YIT fresh graduates are implementing their own ICT projects in NGOs YIT females are aiming to work as ICT professionals
Progress Markers - Expect to see “ NGOs”: NGOs are receiving YIT graduates as interns - NGOs are accepting to apply the YIT graduates’ ICT projects NGOs are attending the related workshops and dissemination events in YIT project
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Challenges Female trainees were hard to recruit . We almost chase them everywhere. In database , curriculum provided did not match trainees need or expectations. Trainees didn’t like to do internship in NGOs and prefer big ICT companies. Trainees didn’t want to use Open Source (Database trainees).
Dissemination Workshops for NGOs. Workshops for Universities.
Next? - Interest of one of the donors to implement same project in another governorate ‘Aden”
ICT zone Initiative by YIT graduates.
Inserted Technology in our coming 5 strategy as main tool and approach in other development projects: Like social Media for Youth for Human Rights Project – Ushahidi