ICESCO participates in UNESCO Forum on Youth Employment in Mediterranean Region
17 July 2021
The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) participated in the regional forum held by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States in Beirut, Lebanon, on the Youth Employment Project (YEP) in the Mediterranean, in the presence of representatives of the countries targeted by the project, partners concerned with technical and vocational education and training, and local and international specialized organizations.
Mr. Aziz El-Hajir, Director of Programs in the Education Sector, represented ICESCO at the forum, which was held yesterday, Thursday, July 15, 2021, through videoconference. In his intervention, he stressed the importance that ICESCO affixes to its new vision to basic education as a pillar of good quality education through a holistic and integrated approach aimed to build the capacities of young people and develop their sense of innovation and entrepreneurship as the basis for change for a better future.
He reviewed the most important initiatives and projects implemented by ICESCO under its program to support young men and women or as part of the celebration of ICESCO’s Year of Women 2021, namely the program of strengthening women leadership in Morocco, and leadership training for peace and security intended to qualify young people for leadership, the launch of the first incubator for youth leaders at the Organization’s headquarters, and the program to train newly literate girls to set up income-generating projects.
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