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A KAB ToT workshop was held in Aden Yemen at the Mercure Hotel from January 23 till February 2,  2011.

The ToT was delivered by Mr. Ahmed Abdulbary, KAB Regional Key Facilitator and was co-facilitated by Mr. Wael Ghosn, KAB National Facilitator (Lebanon) under the overall supervision of Rania Bikhazi, KAB International Key Facilitator and Enterprise Development Specialist at the ILO Regional Office for Arab States.

The Workshop included 27 participants of which 13 were women which provided a gender balanced environment. The workshop evaluation showed that the training exceeded the particpants expectations and introduced them to various participatory approach techniques.

Attached are some workshop photos.

 

 

 

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A Yemen news provider Sabanews.net and the University of Aden published four articles on KAB in Yemen.

The first Article covers the event "KAB Awareness Raising Workshop" that was held on January 19, 2011 in Sanaa in the presence of H.E Dr. Ibrahim Hugari, Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training and Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Entreprise Development Specialist at the International Labor Organization, Regional Office for Arab States.

The second Article, dated January 18, 2011, covers the KAB implementation plan in technical and vocational training centres for the year 2011-2012.

The Third and fourth Articles dated January 26, 2011 cover the KAB Workshop that was held under the patronage of H.E the Minister of higher education Dr. Salah Ali Basra at the Mercure Hotel in Yemen.

Kindly find below the 4 links for the Arabic articles:

http://www.sabanews.net/ar/news233712.htm

http://www.sabanews.net/ar/news233584.htm

http://www.aden-univ.net/NewsDetails.aspx?NewsId=1043

http://www.sabanews.net/ar/news234334.htm

Also attached, three pictures on the abovementioned articles.

 

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After several years of experience in the area of Entrepreneurship education and KAB, stakeholders from China, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia (more specifically from Banda Aceh, Papua, West Papua, South Sulawesi, Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara and Jakarta) were invited to meet for three days in September 2010 in Jakarta to discuss entrepreneurship education and quality assurance. Under the title “Entrepreneurship Education: seeking to improve quality and impact for the benefit of youth entrepreneurship” this Asia-Pacific regional workshop was organized by the International Labour Organization in collaboration with the Indonesia Youth Employment Network (JEJAKMU) and coincided with the International Year of Youth. It gathered a diverse group of over 90 participants working directly or indirectly on entrepreneurship education and the ILO’s Know About Business programme.

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The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility's News Flash from the Youth Employment Network's Evaluation Clinic carried out in Nairobi, Kenya from November 22 to 24, 2010. This edition's theme was youth entrepreneurship programmes and brought live cases from many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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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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From 22-24 November 2010, the Youth Employment Network (YEN) will host its second annual Evaluation Clinic in Nairobi, Kenya. The Clinic will provide a venue for evaluation specialists to collaborate with youth entrepreneurship project teams for the development of impact evaluations plans. The 3-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. Collaborating with YEN on the delivery of the Clinic include International Initiative for Impact Evaluations (3ie), Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA), International Centre for Research on Woman (ICRW),Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) and the World Bank.

The Clinic is delivered as part of the Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment. The Fund provides technical and financial support to youth entrepreneurship projects based on a competitive selection of proposals (more information on the Fund is available here). In the first selection stage, qualified proposals that are selected for the shortlist will been invited to act as “live case studies” for the Clinic. In the second selection stage, shortlisted proposals will be asked to submit full evaluation plans from which the best ones will receive grants for conducting their impact evaluation. The shortlisted projects that will act as “live case studies” during the Clinic will be announced on late September 2010.

The theme for this year’s Clinic is “Youth Entrepreneurship”. The geographic area for targeting is Sub-Saharan Africa. 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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The ILO has supported a number of countries in the Asia Pacific region in their endeavours to prepare young people for entrepreneurship by introducing the Know about Business (KAB) curriculum in the education system and by building the capacity of teachers and educational institutions. Countries such as China, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG have introduced, or are in the process of introducing, entrepreneurship education at various educational levels such as secondary, post-secondary, vocational and technical schools and higher education. Entrepreneurship or moreover entrepreneurship education within all education institutions is a high level priority in the new Cabinet of Republic of Indonesia as reflected in the Medium Term Development Plan, in a Presidential programme, and an inter-ministerial MoU.

The ILO is organising a regional workshop on Entrepreneurship Education and the Know About Business programme (KAB) to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from September 21st to the 23rd, 2010. The meeting is sponsored by two technical cooperation projects – the Swiss funded “Creating Youth Employment Through Improved Youth Entrepreneurship” and the Dutch funded “Education and Skills Training or EAST”.

The meeting intends to gather around 65 key stakeholders working around or directly with entrepreneurship education in mostly Indonesia but also Lao PDR, China, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, and PNG. The KAB is an entrepreneurship education programme developed by ILO whose specific objectives are to (i) develop positive attitudes towards sustainable enterprises and self‐employment among the population, by targeting youth and stakeholders for enterprise development, (ii) Create awareness about entrepreneurship as a career option for young people, (iii) provide knowledge and practice of the desirable attributes of, and specific challenges in starting and operating a sustainable enterprise, and (iv) facilitate the school to work transition, resulting in a better understanding of the functions and operations of sustainable enterprises.

More information:  http://social.un.org/absolutewc/default.aspx?calendarid=0&eventid=280&date=21092010

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Background Information

The second KAB follow-up workshop was organized to review the performance of the trainers trained in August 2008, discuss the challenges faced in the delivery of KAB and present the new topics of KAB version 2009.

Following the two TOT workshops conducted in August 2008, the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training decided to pilot implement the KAB programme in select vocational and technical institutes in parallel to the existing training curricula entitled business management which was felt inappropriate. Fifty four (54) trainers from vocational and technical training institutes and technical colleges attended the two TOT workshops.

The KAB was implemented by 21 teachers in 21 technical and vocational training institutes in 2008-2009. A total of 1600 students enrolled in the programme. The programme was delivered over a period 96 hours (three sessions per week for 32 weeks) per academic year.

The Workshop Sessions

The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Rania Bikhazi, Samih Jaber and Ahmad Abdulbary the KAB coordinator in Yemen It was conducted at the Mecure Hotel in Sana’a from 8-9/12/2009 from 8:30 in the morning till 16:30 in the afternoon with two coffee breaks and lunch break.

Out of the 21 teachers who piloted the KAB, fourteen teachers attended the workshop. In addition, (5) supervisors from the curriculum and standards departments of the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training attended the workshop

One session was allocated for group work to evaluate the KAB programme by the teachers and provide their comments and feedback following their first year of KAB pilot testing. The session tackled the appropriateness and suitability of the KAB programme content and teaching methodology in addition to the provision of recommendations for the expansion of its implementation.

Two participants presented the groups work in the presence of His Excellency Dr, Ibrahim Hugary- the Minister, Dr.Abdulqader Al Olaby- Deputy of Curricula and Continuous  Education Sector, Dr. Ibtihaj Al Kamal - Deputy of Standards and Quality Sector and other ministry officials.

His Excellency the Minister expressed his satisfaction for the good results highlighted by the teachers and assured the attendees that the Ministry will integrate the KAB programme in the curricula of the technical and vocational training in Yemen provided that the final comprehensive KAB evaluation will confirm the good highlighted results.

The Minister requested the ILO and SMEPS to help the ministry in providing the required equipments, tools and logistics for integrating KAB programme in the curricula of the technical education and vocational training 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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