* The Jordanian Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmad Hanandeh stressed the importance and role of Jordanian youth in achieving the greatest achievements in various fields and sectors, during his meeting with Minister of Youth Muhammad al-Nabulsi with members of the communications and information technology sector in the training youth government, one of the programs of the Political Institute in the Ministry of Youth. During the meeting, Hanandeh referred to the role of Jordanian youth in the field of communications, information technology and entrepreneurship locally, regionally, and globally, stressing the government's keenness to develop digital skills among Jordanian youth that are compatible with the requirements of the future labor market through a number of programs and projects supervised by the Ministry by empowering them intellectually and training them on global practices in the field of information and communication technology. Minister of Youth said that the Political Institute program is one of the main programs implemented by the Ministry of Youth in the context of political empowerment of youth. He added that the Political Institute, with its programs "Youth Parliament and Youth Government", represents a national youth umbrella that translates the ideas and proposals of young people in public affairs.
* In Egypt, Abdel Wakeel Ali has launched the "zero initiative", which looks to completely eradicate unemployment among the Egyptian youth. Ali stated that many free courses will be available to young people across the country, to qualify them in "freelance" jobs specifically, allowing them to work from home in fields such as graphic design.
* The Arab African International Bank signed a protocol with the Information Technology Institute of Egypt. This protocol is meant to provide specialized trainings for young people, to give them the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the qualifications of the markets of information and communications technology.
* Uplive, a live video social entertainment platform, has launched a television commercial advertising its newest initiative, meant to promote the work of creators based in the MENA region. Andy Tan, the CEO and Co-founder of Asia Innovations Group, which owns Uplive has said: “The gig economy is an important resource that needs to be supported through innovation. As the youth population continues to grow and the scarcity of jobs also continues to rise, we need to encourage the local youth to tap into their talents and use Uplive to market themselves to a global audience and in the process make a decent living out of it." meaning that social media apps such as Uplive could represent a new market of employment for the youth of the region.
* The World Youth Forum invited its followers to join the discussions on women's empowerment and share their opinions through a message published on its official Facebook page, which said: “It has become clear that women are strong engines and rising economic stars in developing countries with their wonderful initiatives and projects.” The Forum noted that there is also a growing recognition that women entrepreneurs are the new engines of sustainable economic growth.