8.3 Arab Youth Network
In 2013, Save the Children will officially launch the Arab Youth Development Network, a center of excellence that will serve as a platform and think tank providing expertise and capacity to support government, the private sector, and national/community-based organizations to more effectively engage with youth. Through partnerships, it will support the coordination of regional efforts to achieve quality youth programming at scale. The Network’s theory of change includes:
- Workforce development including connected skills, mentoring, and education services that will address the mismatch between education and skill-building and the market
- Bridging the gap to financial services that young people need to become productive adults
- Engagement in civil society as civic participation improves economic participation
- Addressing both the social environment and policy framework that impact young people’s economic opportunities, especially adolescent girls and young women
For more information about the Network, contact Tom Tauras at [email protected].