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    Arab Youth Employment

    Innovative Solutions

    Youth unemployment in the Arab region is the highest in the world, and innovative solutions that can be replicated and scaled up are urgently needed. Silatech and IYF are convening NGOs, policymakers, and the private sector to share insights and focus efforts for youth employment.

    Join us in Jordan on April 28-30, 2015!

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  • Corporate Video

    Welcome to Silatech

    The organization working to improve opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world. Get to know us and learn about our approach to boosting employment, entrepreneurship and civic engagement among Arab youth!

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  • Microenterprise

    Innovations in Finance

    24-year-old Moroccan shopkeeper Hicham Bouchtat dreamed of expanding his babouche (traditional Moroccan slippers) shop, but financing it was always out of reach. After taking a loan through the Silatech-supported "Boudour" youth loan program, Hicham has expanded his shop and continues to grow his business.

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  • Microenterprise

    Saving for the Future

    Afrah Ali Tilha has opened her first savings account, thanks to a Silatech partnership with Yemen’s Al Amal Microfinance Bank. According to Afrah, “I never thought a bank would welcome someone like me who’s not rich. But now I have a savings account and I can see my money grow.”

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  • Employability

    Skills for Life

    24-year-old Mohammed Nabti beams with pride at his new job. Mohammed completed a groundbreaking two-year program which teaches young people many of the fundamental skills they need to get a job—everything from resolving conflicts and how to interview for a job, to managing emotions and making a positive first impression.

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  • Employability

    A Click Away

    “Ta3mal” is the region’s first all-in-one youth employability portal, with a wealth of resources for young job seekers or aspiring entrepreneurs. Career guidance, online courses and language training, job search and matching, business plan and financing advice—it’s all just a click away!

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Latest News

16 March 2015

Silatech, Microsoft partner with USAID-funded Business Reform & Competitiveness Project to boost career guidance, employment, and entrepreneurship training for Tunisian youth.

10 March 2015

Silatech and the International Youth Foundation (IYF) are jointly announcing plans to hold a three-day conference designed to develop and implement solutions to the region’s growing youth unemployment...

16 February 2015

Silatech and Somali NGO Shaqodoon recently concluded a program in Hargeisa, Somaliland, training 12 local advisors to implement the Tamheed career guidance program.

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