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Three KAB awareness workshops, targeting men and women, were held in Saudi Arabia from 19-21 September 2011 jointly by ILO and RIYADAH. Mr. Samih Jaber and Ms. Rania Bikhazi were both facilitating the workshops.
The two awareness workshops targeting men were conducted at the Jeddah College of Telecom and Electronics and were headed by Dr. Hamad Alogla, Vice Governor for Training/TVTC.
The workshops targeted 69 participants comprising of Deans of Colleges and their deputies, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the Technical and Vocational Training Boards. Participants were split into two groups over 2 days, 19 and 20 September 2011.
The KAB awareness workshop of women was held at the TVTC college for women in Riyadh and was attended by 13 ladies in person and by another 10 (approximately) in ‘live-meeting’ transmission from 9-10 different regions in the Kingdom. Ms. Bikhazi facilitated the workshop.
During the 3 workshops, the following main points were tackled:
Presentation and discussion of the various definitions of entrepreneurship and the importance of entrepreneurship education.
Overview of the KAB programme. This included the objectives of KAB, detailed description of its content, its methodology and implementation modality, its monitoring and evaluation tools and an overview of the KAB programme in the Arab region with the lessons learned.
Brief description of the human resources needed for a proper pilot implementation of the KAB programme and the development and certification of the KAB facilitators and supervisors.
Presentation of the proposed project implementation plan agreed upon with Riyadah in May 2011.
The meetings concluded with the agreement to hold the TOF for men from 19 November to 1 December targeting 26 participants while the dates of the TOF for women remain to be fixed.
Three KAB awareness workshops, targeting men and women, were held in Saudi Arabia from 19-21 September 2011 jointly by ILO and RIYADAH. Mr. Samih Jaber, KAB Regional Key Facilitator and Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist, were both facilitating the workshops.
The two awareness workshops targeting men were conducted at the Jeddah College of Telecom and Electronics and were headed by Dr. Hamad Alogla, Vice Governor for Training/TVTC.
The workshops targeted 69 participants comprising of Deans of Colleges and their deputies, Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the Technical and Vocational Training Boards in the presence of the national KAB coordinator Mr. Saud Al-Eid. Participants were split into two groups over 2 days, 19 and 20 September 2011.
The KAB awareness workshop of women was held at the TVTC college for women in Riyadh and was attended by 13 ladies in person and by another 10 (approximately) in ‘live-meeting’ transmission from 9-10 different regions in the Kingdom. Ms. Bikhazi facilitated the workshop.
During the 3 workshops, the following main points were tackled:
  • Presentation and discussion of the various definitions of entrepreneurship and the importance of entrepreneurship education.
  • Overview of the KAB programme. This included the objectives of KAB, detailed description of its content, its methodology and implementation modality, its monitoring and evaluation tools and an overview of the KAB programme in the Arab region with the lessons learned.
  • Brief description of the human resources needed for a proper pilot implementation of the KAB programme and the development and certification of the KAB facilitators and supervisors.
  • Presentation of the proposed project implementation plan agreed upon with Riyadah in May 2011.
The meetings concluded with the agreement to hold the TOF for men from 19 November to 1 December targeting 26 participants while the dates of the TOF for women remain to be fixed.
Published in Saudi Arabia

As part of the Nationalization of KAB in Palestine, a Training of Facilitators workshop was held in Ramallah from 4-15 September 2011 by the Ministry of Labour and under the supervision of ILO. The TOF was facilitated by five potential NKFs who assisted each other in the delivery as part of their assessment for their successful certification as National Key Facilitators under the monitoring of Mr. Samih Jaber, ILO KAB Regional Facilitator.

Attached are photos from the workshop.

In the first picture:

First Row: Samih Jaber, ILO KAB Regional Facilitator and Rania Bikhazi SME Specialist

Second Row: the 5 potential NKFs- Shehdeh Al Zarou, Khawla Zughaiar Natsheh, Nidal Fahmi Ayesh, Shaheer Rasheed Yacoub, Abdallah Al Selawi.

The BDC has recently started the implementation of the KAB programme at the National Company for Employment and Training (NCET).
Twenty six teachers from the NCET attended a Training of Facilitators(ToF) held by Mr. Ahmed Abdulbary and Ms. Dania Achi from 14 - 24 May 2011 at BDC premises in the Zarqa Chamber of Industry/Jordan.
A total of 20 teachers started on 12/6/2011 delivering KAB in classrooms (2 per class) over a period of three months targeting a total of 232 students between 18-25 years old.
Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist and Mr. Ghaleb Hijazi, BDC KAB Coordinator visited the National Company for Employment and Training in Shwa'r, Jordan on August 1, 2011 to monitor the delivery of KAB teachers.
A 6 days follow-up workshop is scheduled to be held in Jordan from 8-13 October 2011 and will be delivered by the same KAB facilitators. A coaching session will also be held for the BDC/KAB coordinator during the same period.
Attached are some photos of the TOF and the monitoring visit.
The Business Development Center (BDC) has recently started the implementation of the KAB programme at the National Company for Employment and Training (NCET).
Twenty six teachers from the NCET attended a Training of Facilitators(ToF) held by Mr. Ahmed Abdulbary and Ms. Dania Achi from 14 - 24 May 2011 at BDC premises in the Zarqa Chamber of Industry/Jordan.
A total of 20 teachers started on 12/6/2011 delivering KAB in classrooms (2 per class) over a period of three months targeting a total of 232 students between 18-25 years old.
Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist and Mr. Ghaleb Hijazi, BDC KAB Coordinator visited the National Company for Employment and Training in Shwa'r, Jordan on August 1, 2011 to monitor the delivery of KAB teachers.
A 6 days follow-up workshop is scheduled to be held in Jordan from 8-13 October 2011 and will be delivered by the same KAB facilitators. A coaching session will also be held for the BDC/KAB coordinator during the same period.
Attached are some photos of the TOF and the monitoring visit.
Published in Jordan

As a follow- up to the KAB expert meeting that was held in Amman from 3-5 August 2011, a 3 day meeting from 18-20 August was held at the ILO office in Beirut to finalize the KAB 2012 version. The meeting was chaired by Rania Bikhazi, Enterprise Development Specialist and KAB International Key Facilitator. Participants included KAB Regional Key Facilitators, Samih Jaber and Dania Achi, KAB National Key Facilitator, Wael Ghosn and KAB officer, Alexandra Irani.The aim of the meeting was to finalize the review of the KAB package and include a Decent Work Topic and a green module.

Published in Events

A 3-day experts’ meeting from 3-5 August 2011 was chaired by the ILO RO-Beirut Enterprise Development Specialist, Ms. Rania Bikhazi.

The meeting took place at the Kempinski hotel in Amman, Jordan and was attended by KAB Regional and National Key Facilitators and KAB coordinators from the Arab Region.  Its aim was to review and finalize the KAB 2012 edition through the mainstreaming of gender, green and disability concepts as well as the integration of the decent work topic in the package.

Published in Events

The ILO Regional Office for Arab states organized a 3-day training workshop from 31 July till 2 August 2011at the Kempinski hotel in Amman, Jordan.

Under the supervision of the Enterprise Development Specialist, Ms. Rania Bikhazi, the workshop was delivered by Mr. Marek Harsdorff (Green Jobs Programme, ILO)who presented the green concepts that have been integrated in the SIYB package and the new KAB module “Know About Green Business” (Optional Module Green Business, a 3x4 hours training comprising 50 pages). Participants included SIYB Master Trainers, KAB Regional and National Key facilitators and KAB coordinators from the Arab Region.

 


Published in Events
Entrepreneurship Education in Saudi Arabia: Introducing the Know About Business Programme, February 2011.
The Regional Director for the ILO Regional Office for ArabStates, Ms. Nada Al-Nashif and the Director of the National Entrepreneurship Institute in Saudi Arabia “Riyada”, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Hunaishel signed a technical cooperation agreement for the implementation of the project entitled: “Entrepreneurship Education: Know About Business at the National Entrepreneurship Institute “Riyadah” ” on 1 February 2011.
The 2 year project will be jointly implemented by ILO and Riyadah and will aim to raise awareness among Saudi youth on the importance of choosing self-employment as a career option and foster the development of an entrepreneurship culture in the Kingdom. The ILO entrepreneurship education programme 'Know About Business' will be pilot tested at selected technical and vocational colleges and institutes across the Kingdom.
The Regional Director for the ILO Regional Office for ArabStates, Ms. Nada Al-Nashif and the Director of the National Entrepreneurship Institute in Saudi Arabia “Riyada”, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Hunaishel signed a technical cooperation agreement for the implementation of the project entitled: “Entrepreneurship Education: Know About Business at the National Entrepreneurship Institute “Riyadah” ” on 1 February 2011.
The 2 year project will be jointly implemented by ILO and Riyadah and will aim to raise awareness among Saudi youth on the importance of choosing self-employment as a career option and foster the development of an entrepreneurship culture in the Kingdom. The ILO entrepreneurship education programme 'Know About Business' will be pilot tested in selected technical and vocational colleges and institutes across the Kingdom.
Attached are some photos.
Published in Saudi Arabia

Under the framework of the Skills Development Project, a second KAB pilot phase was implemented in 7 vocational training centres in various regions in South Lebanon. Following the success of the first Business plan competition that was held in July 2010, KAB participants were encouraged to submit a business plan to be viewed and assessed by a jury on 13 and 14 January 2011.

59 business plans were submitted of which 15 were chosen to present their business plans in front of the jury. There were 4 in-kind prizes of which a 1st prize amounting to 1000$, a 2nd prize amounting to 750$, a 3rd prize of 500$ and a 4th prize of 250$. As there were business plans presented by very young students, honorary prizes were awarded to 3 students with outstanding business plans.

The winners were presented with certificates and their respective prizes during a graduation ceremony that was held in Nabatieh on the 29th of March 2011.

Attached are some photos of the event and the winners.

Published in Lebanon

Under the Framework of the Skills Development, Employment Services and Local Economic Recovery for the Construction Sector in South Lebanon a Graduation Ceremony was held on the 29th of March 2011in Nabatieh.

Within the ceremony, 10 teachers were certified as KAB National Facilitators.

This comes after their successful delivery of KAB to students during the pilot phase in various vocational training centers in South Lebanon under the supervision of Rania Bikhazi, KAB International Key Facilitator and Enterprise Development Specialist at the ILO Regional Office for Arab States.

Attached are some graduation photos.

Published in Lebanon

The first KAB National Key Facilitator workshop in the Arab Region was held in Erbil, Iraq at the Information Technology Academy.

The workshop was attended by 22 teachers (3 women and 19 men) and was delivered by Samih Jaber, KAB Regional Key Facilitator and Rania Bikhazi, KAB International Key Facilitator and Enterprise Development Specialist at ILO Regional Office for Arab States.

Given the specificity of the Iraq context making it impossible for the ILO to monitor the delivery of teachers in the classroom, 2 written exams were administered in the workshop. The first test examined the technical knowledge and the second assessed the teachers' ability to conduct properly the KAB games.

Attached are some workshop photos.

 

 

Published in Iraq
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