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Under the framework of the Entrepreneurial Learning project, a KAB Awareness Raising Workshop was jointly held by the European Training Foundation (ETF), UNESCO and ILO to raise awareness on entrepreneurship education and the ILO Know About Business programme amongst policymakers, government officials and senior educators in Lebanon.

The Workshop was facilitated by Mr. Samih Jaber, KAB Regional Key Facilitator in the presence of the Enterprise Development Specialist Ms. Rania Bikhazi. Workshop participants included the Advisor to the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Director General of General Education, Vocational Training and General Education School directors, and other government officials.

Preparing youth for self-employment and enterprise development is key to national education efforts in Arab countries. The workshop introduced participants to the ILO Know About Business programme, its objectives, implementation methodology and sustainability strategy. Participants drafted and endorsed a detailed work plan for the implementation of KAB in Lebanon during the 2012-2013 academic year.

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Under the supervision of Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist, a 5 day KAB follow-up workshop was held at the Technical Institute in Erbil/Kurdistan, Iraq  from 2 till 6 October 2011. The workshop was co-facilitated by 4 potential KAB National Key Facilitators as part of their certification process.
Karim Aboud, Bassem Al-Lami, Moshreq Abdelkhalek and Mohammad Al Daffaie, the 4 potential KAB National Key Facilitators, successfully delivered the follow-up workshop to 8 KAB Kurdi teachers  ensuring that all games and unclear topics were covered in addition to discussing challenges faced in the implementation of the Programme in Kurdistan.
Under the supervision of Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist, a 5 day KAB follow-up workshop was held at the Technical Institute in Erbil/Kurdistan, Iraq  from 2 till 6 October 2011. The workshop was co-facilitated by 4 potential KAB National Key Facilitators as part of their certification process.
Karim Aboud, Bassem Al-Lami, Moshreq Abdelkhalek and Mohammad Al Daffaie, the 4 potential KAB National Key Facilitators, successfully delivered the follow-up workshop to 8 KAB Kurdi teachers  ensuring that all games and unclear topics were covered in addition to discussing challenges faced in the implementation of the Programme in Kurdistan.
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On 9-10 December 2010, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) will host its third annual Evaluation Clinic in Beirut, Lebanon. The Clinic will be organized as a side event immediately following the Arab Urban Development Institute Child Protection Initiative (AUDI CPI) conference “Children &Youth in the MENA Region: Towards Unleashing their Potentials” from 6-8 December. The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth employment project teams for the development of impact evaluation plans. The 2-day event will include a series of interactive consultation sessions, lectures from renowned evaluation experts and the launch of a series of cutting edge impact evaluations with large potential to build the evidence base for effective youth employment project design and delivery.

 

Learning will be facilitated through the application of evaluation principles to youth entrepreneurship projects in the process of designing impact evaluations: so called “live case studies”. The live case studies that have been selected include:

 

  1. Silatech and Al Amal’s Microfinance Bank – Yemen
  2. International Youth Foundation’s YOUTH:WORK project - Jordan
  3. Education for Employment Foundation’s SME project – Egypt
  4. INJAZ project - Lebanon

The theme for this year’s Clinic is “Youth Entrepreneurship”. Recently, entrepreneurship programmes have been receiving increasing attention from governments, donors and multilateral agencies as an alternative job creation strategy. Given the limited absorptive capacities of existing formal labour markets in the developing world, promotion of youth entrepreneurship and self-employment is one of the few feasible options to create employment opportunities both in the informal and formal economy. Nevertheless, the evidence to support positive impact of entrepreneurship schemes is extremely weak. The Clinic seeks to assist youth entrepreneurship projects implement successful impact evaluations and disseminate the findings that come out.

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Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist at the Regional Office for Arab States, Samih Jaber, KAB regional facilitator for the Arab states, Ahmed Abdulbary, KAB trainer, SMEPS Yemen, and Wesam Qaid, Director SMEPS, held a meeting in Sana’a with the Yemeni Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training, H.E Dr Ibrahim Hugari, to discuss the future of the KAB programme upon the completion of the pilot phase. The Minister was satisfied with the project and the programme’s implementation having heard the feedback from KAB teachers and been informed that more students expressed interest to enroll in the programme.

 

On the next day, a presentation was made by SMEPS of the KAB evaluation report to a number of officials from the Ministry and in the presence of the Minister. Based on the results presented, the Minister signed an MOU between the Ministry and SMEPS approving the national roll-out of the KAB programme in Yemen.

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The ILO/GCC Sub-Regional Introductory workshop on Know About Business (KAB) for Promoters and Facilitators in the GCC countries took place in Kuwait from the 5th till the 8th of October 2009.

An excerpt of the workshop report is attached.

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