Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Young Arab Voices Discusses ‘Responding to unemployment is a government responsibility’

‘Responding to unemployment is a government responsibility’ was the title of the public debate held by the British Council’s Skills for Employability and Young Arab Voices programmes.  The debate took place on Tuesday 13 March 2013, at Al-Sawy Cultural Wheel, Al-Nahr hall.  

The debate was moderated by Mohamed Safi, TV Presenter of Nile TV between Dalia Omar,

Professor at the faculty of political science, Cairo University; Hanan Mosallam, BBC broadcast journalist; Mohamed Al-Eraky, Lecturer at the Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University; and Mahmoud Al-Sherbiny, Executive Director, Industrial Training Council.

Young Arab Voices (YAV) is a programme jointly developed and managed by British Council and the Anna Lindh Foundation.  The programme was launched in October 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan in response to the historic events and changes that took place in the region then expanded into Libya, Algeria and Morocco.  YAV aims at promoting public voice, increasing youth skills for public debate as well as providing them with platforms from diverse backgrounds.

Skills for Employability (SfE)  is a British Council programme that addresses the demand for skills in a global economy so that national educational and training systems are better able to respond to labour market demands and learner needs.  It focuses on building strong relationships with industry and employers, governments and training providers, using the UK’s expertise in the field of skills training.

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