* In a meeting with the youth of the “We Are All Jordan Youth Authority”, the youth arm of the King Abdullah II Fund for Development in the Balqa Governorate, the Director General of the Development and Employment Fund stressed on the need to shift from traditional employment to encouraging entrepreneurship and self-employment to provide job opportunities for young men and women. The director gave a detailed explanation about the programs offered by the fund and its role in financing small and medium projects that provide job opportunities for young people in the governorates.
* The “Tinghirine Students Space Association” is organizing the first edition of the “Creativity Hackathon” with the aim of catering to the youth of Tinghir to support attractive projects. This would involve students in designing the future of many vital sectors in Morocco. The event, which will be held in Tinghir on 15, 16 and 17 July, aims to promote the culture of entrepreneurship among the youth of the region to create potential job opportunities, open bridges of communication between professionals, students and officials, and encourage youth initiatives in the city. In this regard, Omar Ohsain, coordinator of the first edition of the “Creativity Hackathon” in Tinghir, said that “the announced event was initiated by the members of the association to encourage entrepreneurial creativity among young people, in line with the country's general trend of promoting entrepreneurship in Morocco."
* Mahmoud Hussein, Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee in the Egyptian House of Representatives, said that the draft state budget for the fiscal year 2022/2023 had been prepared in extremely difficult circumstances, in light of the challenges faced by the Egyptian state due to the conditions of the Coronavirus and then the Russian-Ukrainian war. Hussein confirmed that the Committee issued several recommendations regarding the youth and sports sectors during the discussion of its budget.
* A training, guidance, and counseling lecture was held at the Capital Youth Center in Jordan. The lecture, titled “Designing Youth Initiatives", aimed to empower young people with entrepreneurship and creativity skills.
* 66 young men and women participate in the activities of the Youth Lab, which was launched by the Ajman Youth Council and the Ajman Creative Center – UAE. The activities of the lab include discussion sessions that reflect on the experiences of young people, as well as an exhibition of the products of small business owners and young entrepreneurs. It includes the presentation of 29 projects for young entrepreneurs and 22 talents in various fields, in addition to 22 specialists in training programs to hone the skills of young people. The lab looks to provide a complete experience for young people to communicate and enrich their experiences through training workshops, awareness lectures and discussion panels that shed light on youth issues.
* Ghada Khalil, Director of the Rowad 2030 Project of the Egyptian Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, said that the Startup Forum provides a golden opportunity for young people to present their ideas and benefit from the experiences of young entrepreneurs present at the forum. Khalil added that the success stories of young entrepreneurs that will be presented at the forum will serve as a strong motivation for every young man who has an idea, even if it is simple and small, to develop and work on it to become an entrepreneur. Khalil added that one of the objectives of the forum is to network between entrepreneurs and funding agencies, and to provide an opportunity to talk about the field of entrepreneurship, especially since the forum includes many experts in this field, as well as to support the field of entrepreneurship and financing start-ups, and the role of the government, the private sector and organizations in supporting Entrepreneurship system.