• Microenterprise

    Unlocking Finance

    28-year old Abed is an auto mechanic in Jenin, Palestine, who dreamed of starting his own repair shop, but could not afford the startup costs. After taking a loan through the Silatech-UNRWA “Mubadarati” fund, Abed now owns and manages his own workshop.

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  • Microenterprise

    Crowdsourcing for Good

    Sajeda is a 24-year-old married woman with three children from Zarqa, Jordan. She borrowed around USD 1400 from a local microfinance institution to expand her home tailoring business. Sajeda’s loan was made possible by Kiva Arab Youth, an innovative partnership between Silatech and Kiva.

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  • SME Development

    Empowering Entrepreneurs

    Ziad Sankari is the 26-year old Lebanese inventor of a GPS-linked medical device that can monitor cardiac patients outside the hospital around the clock. Ziad’s company, CardioDiagnostics, is among the first group of businesses to qualify for investment through Silatech’s angel investment network.

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  • SME Development

    Sustainable Jobs

    Partnerships with socially conscious fund managers like TunInvest allow Silatech to invest in sustainable, high quality jobs. With funding from TunInvest, the Clinique Internationale Hannibale (CIH) has created around 400 jobs, provides a model for paramedical employment, and offers health services for the region.

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  • Employability

    Building Capacity

    Newly-trained Tamheed advisors from 9 Palestinian NGOs, schools and universities after a weeklong training program with Silatech’s Employability Department. Each advisor is now qualified to implement the Tamheed career guidance program within their respective organizations, scaling up for sustainable impact.

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  • Employability

    Training with Trust

    Yemeni construction workers learn international safety standards through the SilaQual initiative, a Silatech program designed to train and certify construction workers to a consistent standard to help them find work, improve productivity and reduce recruitment costs for employers.

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7 April 2014

In a move to further strengthen its support for young people in Qatar, Silatech has announced the appointment of Alanoud Hamad Al-Thani as Qatar Country Representative, where she will oversee Silatech...

10 March 2014

A three-day event hosted by Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) has gathered policy makers, practitioners, academics and researchers to discuss evidence for the effectiveness of various approaches t...

3 March 2014

As part of its support for the Egyptian economy and Egyptian youth, Silatech has sponsored The Egyptian Competitiveness Report 2013, as well as the ninth annual conference of the Egyptian National Com...

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