Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Silatech Supports Youth Economic Empowerment in Yemen  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 01/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!

(MENAFN Press) Silatech has joined as a strategic partner to support Phase 2 of the Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP), a program led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Yemen and designed to benefit more than 8,000 Yemeni youth over two years. The USD 10.5 million YEEP II project will provide young Yemenis with employment in public works programs, leading from there to job and skills training, career guidance, entrepreneurship assistance and job placement

Ranked 160 out of 184 countries in the 2012 Human Development Index, Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world. It has witnessed a decline in humanitarian and living conditions following the unrest that erupted in 2011. The country has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, at approximately 65 percent, and more than half the population lives on less than USD 2 per day

According to Silatech Director of Microenterprise Justin Sykes, "The YEEP II program represents one of the most holistic and comprehensive youth economic empowerment strategies we have come across in the MENA region, and we are delighted to be working to shape and deliver this initiative. This partnership will enable Silatech to expand the impact of its existing Yemen-based programming, as well as test out a range of innovative solutions which will serve to increase job creation opportunities for Yemeni youth

YEEP II builds upon the success of an innovative year-long pilot program, supported by technical assistance from Silatech, which an independent evaluation found to be "highly relevant and timely in meeting the needs of a growing body of vulnerable youth in Yemen." Silatech will provide YEEP II with a substantial financial contribution, as well as technical assistance in the areas of enterprise development, access to finance, career guidance and counseling, and job matching

The Youth Economic Empowerment Project is a multi-funded project with contributions from the UNDP, SPARK and Silatech as well as the Japanese, Korean and Dutch governments. YEEP has been designed to align closely with the National Youth Employment Plan 2014-2016, which was approved by the Government of the Republic of Yemen in late 201

Since its programs in Yemen began in 2009, Silatech has created or sustained over 45,000 jobs, supported more than 30,000 young people to start and grow their own businesses, and enabled more than 40,000 youth to open their first savings accounts. Silatech is the largest provider of youth-focused microenterprise services in the Middle East and North Africa.

About Silatech
Silatech is a regional social initiative that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs. The organization promotes large-scale job creation, entrepreneurship, access to capital and markets, and the participation and engagement of young people in economic and social development. Since being founded in 2008 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Silatech has financed over 78,000 youth-owned businesses, created or sustained over 103,000 jobs, and trained over 2350 youth-focused NGO staff. Silatech currently has programs in 16 Arab countries, including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the UAE and Yemen. For more information, please visit www.silatech.com.



  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 7 2015 - Major Omani firms set to log net earnings drop in 9MMENAFN
(MENAFN) Major Omani firms are predicted to post a drop in their net earnings, however, revenues will grow slightly for the first three quarter of this year compared to a year earlier.Net earnings of ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Four Emirati servicemen killed in suicide bombings in YemenThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) The four Emirati soldiers killed in Yemen on Tuesday have been brought home to full ceremony.The General Command of the Armed Forces announced that the soldiers died in ...

 Oct 7 2015 - International aid to Syrians 'utterly inadequate': OxfamJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Global efforts to help Syrians both inside and outside their war-torn country have proved "utterly inadequate", international aid group Oxfam Wednesday said in a newly ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Israeli forces arrest 40 Palestinians in West BankJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday arrested 40 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank including Jerusalem, according to a statement by the ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Jeddah's hotel revenues report weak results in AugustMENAFN
(MENAFN) Four and five star hotels in Dubai reported weakening performance levels in August, with revenue per available room (RevPAR) declining 10.1 percent to USD147.45 for the month. Due to a ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Jewish settlers storm Al Aqsa MosqueJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Groups of Jewish settlers continued to storm Al Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday via Bab Al Magharbeh Gate under the protection of Israeli army and police.The Islamic Awqaf ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Canada rejects assaulting Muslim women wearing niqabJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday stressed that his government rejected the latest attacks on Muslim women in Canada because of wearing the niqab.The ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Two Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in BethlehemJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) A Palestinian young man on Wednesday, was injured during violent clashes with Israeli occupation forces and settlers east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.The ...

 Oct 7 2015 - MWL Secretary General Meets Sudanese Minister of Guidance and EndowmentsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulmohsen Al-Turki met here today with Sudan's Minister of Guidance and Endowments, Al-Fatih Taj ...

 Oct 7 2015 - Tunisian President Meets Members of Arab Parliament BureauQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi met here today with members of Arab Parliament Bureau, who are visiting Tunisia to take part in the fourth session of the Arab ...




Click to Apply


Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices


Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks

Saudi Arabia 

Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor


Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters

© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help