NET-MED Youth takes part in World Youth Skills Day 2016
July 29, 2016
Mohammad Issa, a 23 year old young entrepreneur from Saida, Lebanon and member of the NET-MED Youth working group in Lebanon was a panel speaker in the World Youth Skills Day 2016 organised by UNESCO-UNEVOC at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany.
The event, which gathered 50 youth and different stakeholders, coincided with the launch of the new UNESCO Strategy for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for 2016-2021.
Mohammad is the founder of Inveeno, a startup that designs and develops smart hardware and software kits that allow people to use and make technology and electronic projects. He shared his story and experiences with participants. “Just the fact of being a young man representing NET-MED Youth and being part of the launch of the new TVET strategy is surely a big thing for me,” said Mohammad. “It’s just great to see how UNESCO is getting us, youth, involved in the decision-making processes and these type of events.”
NET-MED Youth aims to improve the access and effective participation of young people in mainstreaming their priorities into legislation and national planning in the Southern Mediterranean Partner countries. Specifically, it aims to build the capacities of youth organisations in ENP South countries and to enhance networking among them in order to reduce the fragmentation of efforts and harness the collective potential of young people in achieving democratic transition towards active citizenship, political participation and social inclusion. (EU Neighbourhood Info)