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Why the Middle East and North Africa Need More Women in the Workforce... And What Can Be Done About It

Reem Boudraa | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Reem Boudraa

There are many good reasons for tackling female workforce participation as a matter of priority in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The potential economic benefit of increased women's employment is striking.

Why the Middle East and North Africa Need More Women in the Workforce... And What Can Be Done About It

Roba Al-Assi | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Roba Al-Assi

Co-authored by Reem Boudraa There are many good reasons for tackling female workforce participation as a matter of priority in the Middle East and No...

Investing in Young Women: A Path to Prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa

Ashley Barry | Posted 01.07.2017 | Home
Ashley Barry

Co-authored by Mariel Davis, Communications & Partnerships Manager at Education For Employment $2.7 trillion. This is the economic benefit that the ...

Investing in Young Women: A Path to Prosperity in the Middle East and North Africa

Mariel Davis | Posted 01.07.2017 | Home
Mariel Davis

If the MENA region is to recognize the potential economic windfall of women's employment, it is crucial that more young women enter and remain in the workforce. Fortunately, recent research points to concrete actions that employers, NGOs, governments and young women themselves can adopt to help more young women enter and stay at work.

What to Do With the World's NEETS?

Jamie McAuliffe | Posted 09.11.2016 | Impact
Jamie McAuliffe

Once the world confirms the Global Goals, the hard work to accomplish them will begin. This is where harnessing the creativity, energy, and passion of young people could help achieve the dual objectives of engaging them productively while also making progress on other important goals.

Building Skills That Build Societies in Morocco

Layla Madihi | Posted 07.31.2016 | Impact
Layla Madihi

In the social field, I've learned the importance of teamwork and also to be creative in order to find solutions. I've learned not to spare any effort to achieve my goals, because at the end, those goals are not about me, but about the wellbeing of others.

The Answer to Ending Youth Unemployment in Palestine

Raad Nazzal | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Raad Nazzal

For many people, a job is the ultimate source of stability and pride. For me, it is the feeling of being part of my community and my nation as whole.

Pioneering Social Solutions In The Arab World

Raza Jafar | Posted 07.29.2016 | Impact
Raza Jafar

Instead of old-style philanthropy, social entrepreneurship encourages a sustainable, triple bottom line approach to business issues, comprising an effective 'repackaging' of capitalism for the century ahead.

How To Unlock Egyptian Abilities

Doaa Gadallah | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Doaa Gadallah

People with disabilities in Egypt are severely marginalized. With limited education opportunities and a lack of accessibility in cities as well as rural areas, they usually spend their entire lives trapped inside their homes.

Yemen's Life Pulse: Social Entrepreneurs

Abdulhakeem Saeed As-Sabri | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Abdulhakeem Saeed As-Sabri

I'm 27 years old and I live in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen. I did not grow up dreaming of becoming a social entrepreneur who would found an organization to help save lives. But that was before I knew that I had hemophilia, in a country where there are no specialized medical centers to help hemophiliacs.

Ron Bruder: 'There's A Social And Structural Barrier' Toward Women

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business

Education for Employment's president and CEO Jamie McAuliffe, along with founder and chair Ron Bruder, sat down with HuffPost Live at Davos on Saturda...

Discord or Dynamism? Getting the Arab World's Youth Employment Question Right

Ron Bruder | Posted 03.23.2015 | Home
Ron Bruder

Collectively, we need to prioritize youth employment in the MENA region as both a social and economic imperative, and recognize its momentous power: to throw the region into discord, or to elevate it to new levels of dynamism.

In the Arab World, Social Media Makes a Societal Impact

Jonathan Labin | Posted 12.30.2014 | Home
Jonathan Labin

Tremendous economic and social changes are underfoot, and social media is one of the most important leaps forward.

Rolling Up Their Sleeves: Online, Arab Women Master Their Own Fate

Loulou Khazen Baz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Home
Loulou Khazen Baz

Let's give these pioneering women the respect that they deserve by acknowledging that the Arab world is in the middle of a paradigm shift and its women are, as a matter of fact, rising.

Africa Online: Egypt's Digital Future and the Global Economy

Adel Danish | Posted 12.28.2014 | Home
Adel Danish

With rampant social, political and economic instability, the flourishing ICT sector may hold the key for Egypt's advancement.

This, Also, Is the Middle East

Christopher M. Schroeder | Posted 12.27.2014 | Home
Christopher M. Schroeder

I can't tell you what Syria or Iraq will look like in a year, let alone three. But I can tell you with 100% certainty that what I wrote is true now and will only expand in coming years.

How to Move Up in Egypt

Kamal Abdoun | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Kamal Abdoun

My name is Kamal Abdoun and I am 24 years old. I was born in Sharkia, Egypt. I live with 5 family members, and have a younger brother and sister.

Why Skills Training Pays Off for Young Tunisians

Yosra Arfaoui | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Yosra Arfaoui

My name is Yosra, and I'm 29 years old from Tunis. After a frustrating job search, I had an amazing professional experience. Then I decided to return to school to obtain a university degree in order to get better academic qualifications and progress in my future career. Currently I am studying in the University of Management in Tunis.

In Palestine, Having A Job Means Seeing a Light

Raneen Kiresh | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Raneen Kiresh

My name is Raneen Kiresh, and I'm a 22 year old from Jerusalem, Palestine. I graduated on January 2013 with a major in Business Administration, and just like many other graduates, I faced a hard time finding a decent job that suits my field of study and career ambitions.

How Do You Get A Job After A Revolution?

Ibrahim Sobhi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Ibrahim Sobhi

I am Ibrahim Sobhi, 24 years old, born in a city in the middle delta of Egypt called ElSanta.

Catalyzing Employment Opportunities in the Middle East & North Africa: Enhanced Interventions by the Private Sector

Samer Khoury | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Samer Khoury

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suffers from severe youth unemployment that is further compounded by a talent mismatch between the demands of job creators and the supply of human capital that is too often trained with irrelevant content and outdated methods at stagnant centers of higher education.

What University Doesn't Teach: Making Our Education Meaningful in Tunisia

Zied Dahmani | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Zied Dahmani

My name is Zied Dahmani. I am a Tunisian Civil Engineer. Actually, I am working with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) in Qatar as a site civil engineer in Lusail Stadium Project for the Handball World Cup 2015.

Impossible to I'M POSSIBLE: What Can Happen When Yemeni Women Work

Haifa Almaqtari | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Haifa Almaqtari

My name is Haifa Almaqtari and I am 26 years old. I was born in Hodeidah in Yemen, in a big family of nine members. In a city like Hodeidah, life is difficult.

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.