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A new platform of hope for Arab youth

By Ramakant Vempati and Justin Sykes DOHA: The Arab world today is home to millions of young people with hopes, plans and the desire to work. With more than 100 million young people between 15 and 29, representing 30 percent of the total population, the region is facing an unprecedented “youth bulge”. This reality has led …


Meshwary celebrates preparing 45,000 for the job market

By Safaa Abdoun CAIRO: After her graduation, Hoda Mohamed Youssef spent months looking for a job but could not find a suitable opportunity. It was then that she learned of Meshwary (My Journey), a social and economic empowerment project, which works on youth aged 13 to 24 to increase their knowledge, skills and experience and provide …


An alliance to empower and employ the youth

By Lars Thunell and Charlotte Petri Gornitzka Too many people today cannot find a decent job — the result of three years of global financial instability and anemic global growth. But for young people, unemployment is not only a cyclical problem. It is also a chronic condition that is robbing them of a secure future and …


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