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Silatech Participates at the Side Events of the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Sabah Al-Haidoos: Silatech’s mission aligns with the IPU agenda in tackling issues of security, peace, fighting hunger, poverty, and achieving welfare and UN SDGs.

DOHA, 10 April, 2019

Silatech participated at the side events of the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) taking place in Doha, Qatar.
Silatech’s participation aimed at demonstrating its role and mission to socially and economically empower youth, as the driving force for community development, thus achieving stability and transforming these communities and societies.
Silatech’s CEO, Ms. Sabah Al-Haidoos stated that “holding the IPU assembly in Doha, with the participation of politicians from all over the world is a valuable opportunity to demonstrate Silatech’s mission and its role in achieving development in volatile communities and those in conflict through the provision of job opportunities. This message aligns with the IPU agenda in tackling issues of security, peace, fighting hunger, poverty, and achieving welfare and UN SDGs”.
“The call of Her Highness Shikha Moza Bint Nasser at Silatech High-Level event in Geneva last month was clear. She called upon the leaders, politicians, governments, businessmen and NGOs to cooperate and join forces for the interest of youth and incorporate them to drive the development of their societies”, added Ms. Al-Haidoos.

Participants at the IPU meetings visited Silatech’s booth to learn about its pioneering experience in providing jobs to youth in 17 countries in Africa and the Middle East and its

success in providing more than 1,000,000 jobs since its inception in 2008 as a kind initiative of Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser.

Participants also learned about the future programs that Silatech intends to implement to reach the goal announced by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder & Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Silatech, to provide 5,000,000 jobs for youth by 2022, as well as inviting leaders and politicians in the world to join efforts towards this goal, which is considered as a global challenge.

Silatech is seeking more partnerships to join a network of more than 300 local, regional and international partners with the objective of expanding its operational outreach in new regions.

Silatech also provided an overview on its programs that align with a number of UN SDGs and UN Youth strategy 2030, including:

  • Farmers’ Skills Development through Sustainable Agriculture:
    This program is a partnership with Horn Progress Initiative in Somalia, and it aims to train Somali youth on climate smart agricultural practices and placing them into employment.
  • Youth Empowerment in the Agricultural sector through Solar Energy:
    In cooperation with the National Microfinance Foundation in Yemen, this program aims to economically empower farmers through utilizing solar energy and installing subsidized solar panels that will power water pumps and enable them to irrigate their farms year-round, thus creates further employment opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurship for Participation and Inclusion of Youth in Tunisia:
    This program is implemented in partnership with UN Democracy Fund and Zitouna Tamkeen to economically empower youth to build their confidence and commitment to participating in the democratic process.

Furthermore, Silatech showcased its innovative technological solutions to reach out to youth everywhere, including: “ta3mal” portal for training and employment, “Tamheed” platform for
career guidance through psychometric assessments and “Narwi” platform to connect young entrepreneurs with donors.