Egypt stages youth employment seminar

Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Atef Helmy along with the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr Osama Yassin, this week hosted a high-level Youth Employment Generation in Egypt seminar, in the presence of Japan’s ambassador to Egypt, Toshiro Suzuki. 

The conference, organised by the Egypt ICT-Trust Fund, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), sought to discuss the challenges and opportunities of small and medium industries, as well as youth employment at the national level.

The conference addressed the role of international engagement in cooperation with the private sector and civil society organizations for the implementation of the following three pillars: support of SMEs owners, Youth Social Entrepreneurship, and Vocational and technical training and youth employment.

Awards were distributed to young people who participated and won in two competitions: Tomouh for social entrepreneurship, and Kayanak for micro, small and medium enterprises. First place in the Tomouh competition went to the "Made in Damietta" Project by Mohamed Siam, Mohamed Beheiry and Ahmed Nabil). The project aims to create an interactive web portal for professional marketing, and provide a database for manufacturers and producers of furniture in Damietta. 

The winner of the Kayanak competition for micro, small and medium industries was “Computer Services office” project by Yasser Ghorab. The project offers application and maintenance assistance in Arabic, through its website 

An exhibition for Egyptian entrepreneurs and SMEs was held on the sidelines of the conference.


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