<ul><li>Problem & Justification </li></ul>
<ul><li>Most of young Yemeni ICTs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lack self confidence of their ability to effectively exploit prof...
Gender Concerns   <ul><li>lack of on-the-job training </li></ul><ul><li>lack of job placement associations </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Yemeni NGOs:   </li></ul><ul><li>The delay of the adoption of ICT by NGOs could be    due to the following reasons...
How to Contribute in Solving the Problem!?
Y outh  i n  T echnology  for Community Development In partnership between  Youth  Leadership Development Foundation & Int...
YIT  focuses on two important groups in the society YOUTH and NGOs
<ul><li>To enhance the utilization of  ICT  in development in Yemen through IT graduates and NGOs. </li></ul>Research Over...
Research Specific  Objectives <ul><li>Enhance the linkages between ICT market needs and university curriculum </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>This research project aims to answer the following    research questions:   </li></ul><ul><li>What are the dispari...
<ul><li>Phase I: Research Phase </li></ul><ul><li>Phase II:   Training </li></ul><ul><li>-  Personal  and Business Skills ...
Expected Results <ul><li>The research results will include certain statistics for IT graduates so far in Yemen and the per...
<ul><li>For Youth:  </li></ul><ul><li>At least 50 youth (25 male & 25 female) trained on ICT skills and better equipped to...
<ul><li>Thank You   </li></ul>
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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.

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

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