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Youth in Technology Evaluation

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

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