In the face of rising
youth unemployment, ITU has highlighted the key role of digital skills in
national employment and entrepreneurship strategies in its report, “Digital
opportunities: Innovative ICT solution
for youth employment”: Arabic
are increasingly required in both traditional and tech-driven market sectors
just as an explosion of new online learning opportunities have become
available, employing novel, and often free, ways for youth to get the skills
they need. ICTs are transforming the way
young digital entrepreneurs do business and grow their skills.
can ensure that youth in their countries are included in the growing number of
job and business opportunities by incorporating digital skills development in school
curriculum and supporting innovation hubs, contests, mobile app labs,
hackathons and co-working space.
collected a range of ICT-enabled resources
available for young job seekers and
entrepreneurs, including links to training opportunities, crowdfunding for
start-up capital, mentoring networks and job-matching services.