Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Youth in Technology for Community Development
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Youth in Technology for Community Development


Published on

This presentation was given by Safa Rawiah from the Youth Leadership Development Forum about their project: Youth in Technology for Community Development, at the ESCWA WSIS Followup conference in …

This presentation was given by Safa Rawiah from the Youth Leadership Development Forum about their project: Youth in Technology for Community Development, at the ESCWA WSIS Followup conference in Damascus.

Published in: Business, Technology

1 Like
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • Problem & Justification
  • 3.
    • Most of young Yemeni ICTs:
      • lack self confidence of their ability to effectively exploit professional IT tools and applications;
      • do not know how to market their IT skills and ideas;
      • face competition from big and international ICT companies;
      • do not have market experience that is required by most employers. Therefore, they don’t easily get the opportunity to prove their abilities in the marketplace.
  • 4. Gender Concerns
    • lack of on-the-job training
    • lack of job placement associations
    • lack of suitable environment for women
    • low level of trust by employers’ in women's ability to perform technical work
    • lack of women role models in the IT market
  • 5.
    • Yemeni NGOs:
    • The delay of the adoption of ICT by NGOs could be due to the following reasons:
      • NGOs don’t realize the impact of ICT on their day to day work activities;
      • NGOs don’t have the capacity to deal with new technology tools;
      • NGOs don’t have the funding required to purchase tools from international vendors;
      • NGOs don’t have sufficient trust in young Yemeni IT professionals to develop and implement the required tools for their operations.
  • 6. How to Contribute in Solving the Problem!?
  • 7. Y outh i n T echnology for Community Development In partnership between Youth Leadership Development Foundation & International Development Research Center
  • 8. YIT focuses on two important groups in the society YOUTH and NGOs
  • 9.
    • To enhance the utilization of ICT in development in Yemen through IT graduates and NGOs.
    Research Over all Objective
  • 10. Research Specific Objectives
    • Enhance the linkages between ICT market needs and university curriculum
    • Identify the factors and difficulties hindering the participation of females ICT graduate in the job market
    • Increase the marketability of Yemeni graduates (particularly females) in ICT
    • Increase the adoption of ICT by local community organizations in Yemen
  • 11.
    • This research project aims to answer the following research questions:
    • What are the disparities between university ICT education and job market needs, and what can be done to address these disparities?
    • How relevant education on ICT can improve employability of university graduates?
    • What hinders the participation of female ICT graduates in the Yemeni job market in Yemen, and how ICTs can increase this participation?
    • How ICTs can enhance the effectiveness of working processes in local community organisations in Yemen?
  • 12.
    • Phase I: Research Phase
    • Phase II: Training
    • - Personal and Business Skills
    • - Technical Skills
    • Phase III: Internship
    Research Activities
  • 13. Expected Results
    • The research results will include certain statistics for IT graduates so far in Yemen and the percentage of those who are currently employed, especially females.
    • The research will support the recognition of real training requirements of IT graduates and therefore inform the university curriculum design.
    • The research will improve the understanding of the situation of female IT graduates, the obstacles facing them, and the opportunities they could seize.
  • 14.
    • For Youth:
    • At least 50 youth (25 male & 25 female) trained on ICT skills and better equipped to enter the job market as professionals or entrepreneurs
    • 30 of graduates placed in internship programs.
    • 10 graduates employed as IT professionals.
    • For NGOs:
    • 40% of the targeted NGOs will understand the importance of effective use of ICT tools in their day to day activities
    • 20% of the targeted NGOs will adopt some sort of ICT tools.
    Expected Results
  • 15.
    • Thank You 