Can Technology Deliver Impact as Well as Scale for Youth Programming

Time: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Track: 
Workforce Development
Spotlight: 
Technology
Session Description: 

Interested to learn about how Arab youth are using GSM phones to get jobs? About the limitations of web-based employability portals? About how the Internet can expand access to finance for young micro-entrepreneurs? Hear from a telecommunications company and international NGOs running technology-driven youth economic opportunities solutions in the Arab Region. Participants will learn the benefits and limitations of reaching youth with technology through case studies, including implementation challenges and practical suggestions for addressing and overcoming them.

Moderator:
Dr. Rachel Awad, Associate Director of Employability, Silatech (Qatar)

Speakers: 
Justin Sykes
Rachel Awad
Silatech (Qatar)
Jeffrey Avina
Microsoft (Turkey)
Chamseddine Ouerdiane
Proinvest-International (CIDE Group) (Tunisia)