Six Innovation Labs to Be Established in Youth Centres Across Egypt
The development of these innovation labs is an extension of UNICEF’s Meshwary project, which reached 400,000 young people.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNICEF are establishing six innovation hubs across the country to promote entrepreneurship in youth.
The first of the innovation labs has officially been inaugurated, with plans to establish five more in youth centres spanning all Egyptian governorates.
The project is being carried out with the support of the Office of International Cooperation of the Swiss Embassy and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt to foster social innovation, as well as digital and entrepreneurship skills among young people, including refugees and migrants.
The project aims to support youth in their learning-to-earning process and qualify young people for the labour market, helping them start small, medium and micro projects and enterprises after graduation.
The development of innovation labs is an extension of UNICEF’s Meshwary project, which reached 400,000 young people to empower their life and employability skills since its launch in May 2021.