Middle East & North Africa

We understand the challenge of youth unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa and have worked tirelessly to attack it from all angles. Our employability work builds from our signature life skills curriculum, Passport to Success® , which has been helping young people excel personally and professionally in the region. To help these young workers plan for success while we’re also building local capacity, IYF supports regional partners as they bolster their career guidance services. For youth already setting out on a social entrepreneurship path, our YouthActionNet® initiative connects them with the resources to flourish. Overall, whether it’s in Morocco, Jordan, or Saudi Arabia, IYF continually refines the cultural relevancy of programming—including how we can make sure young women are gaining workforce entry.

Algeria

2

Initiatives

In Algeria we’ve focused on inclusion—it’s even the name of our major initiative there, IDMAJ, in Arabic. 

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Egypt

8

Initiatives

We’ve connected almost 30,000 young people in Egypt with employability training that has helped the majority of them secure jobs and start their own small businesses. 

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Israel

1

Initiative

The 2015 launch of EquipYouth, a global employability and entrepreneurship initiative, in Israel represents one of IYF’s first forays into this country.

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Jordan

11

Initiatives

We have been providing youth development solutions in Jordan since the launch of Youth for the Future in 2009. 

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Lebanon

3

Initiatives

To continue to refine the collective understanding of how to most effectively support youth in Lebanon, we’ve spent several years studying the reality on the ground here and sharing our findings. 

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Morocco

10

Initiatives

With years of experience and a growing presence on the ground in Morocco, we’re experts at collaborating with local NGOS, companies, and government ministries to see positive and lasting change for young people here.

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Palestine

8

Initiatives

Young people here in Palestine are highly educated but struggle to transition into the workforce. 

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Saudi Arabia

5

Initiatives

Partnerships are central to IYF’s model and mission, and in Saudi Arabia we’ve brought together the Saudi Youth@Work Alliance to maximize our impact for young men and women here. 

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Tunisia

3

Initiatives

Drawing on IYF’s decades of experience in the region, we’ve focused our efforts here on something we know best: local capacity building. 

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