Silatech is a dynamic social initiative that works to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world.
We promote large-scale job creation, entrepreneurship, access to capital and markets, and the participation and engagement of young people in economic and social development. Founded in 2008 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, we find innovative solutions to challenging problems, working with a wide spectrum of NGOs, governments and the private sector to foster sustainable, positive change for Arab youth.
What’s in a Name?
“Silatech” comes from the Arabic word “Sila,” which means “connection.” In Arabic, “Silatech” means “your connection.”
We aren’t a job finding service, but we take seriously our role as a vital connection linking young Arabs to employment opportunities. As a small but agile and results-driven organization, we bring NGOs and civil society, governments and the private sector together to address youth unemployment issues from every angle.
An Arab world in which young people are able to work, and are engaged in the economic and social development of their societies.
To connect young people with improved opportunities for employment, enterprise and civic engagement. We do this by mobilizing knowledge, investment, technology and networks, and by influencing mindsets and policies that are key to unlocking wider impact.