The problem addressed by the campaign:
- The youth population in the Middle
East and North Africa (MENA) is the largest in the world, and presents a unique
opportunity for today’s employers to benefit from young energy and talent.
- Despite the immense potential of the
region’s youth, 87% of CEOs in the Middle East believe that the limited supply
of candidates with the right skills will present the biggest organizational
challenge over the next three years, according to the Annual Global CEO Survey
- Employers are having trouble filling
positions due to lack of suitable talent, while 25% of youth in MENA remain
unemployed – the highest percentage in the world.
Conclusions and Recommendations:
- There is a
clear link between jobs and political and social stability. Improving the
employability of marginalized youth is an essential step towards a prosperous
and peaceful Middle East.
can support EFE by:
- Hiring EFE
employees as volunteers, guest speakers and mentors for youth
with EFE affiliates to design or adapt training courses that respond to hiring
materials, equipment and other in-kind contributions
- Becoming guest speakers or
mentors for EFE