National Stakeholders Workshop for Skills Forecasting Modelling in Palestine

When, local time: 
Thursday, 10 December 2015 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Where: 
Palestine, Ramallah and Gaza
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Yara D’aiq, y.d-aiq@unesco.org

The workshop gathers a National Expert Team and relevant stakeholders to identify the features of a skills development simulation model in Palestine, in an attempt to reduce the mismatch between education and labor market needs.
The workshop comes within the context of the Employment Component of the NET-MED Youth project, which is implemented by UNESCO and funded by the European Union. The workshop is also part of the contract established between UNESCO and the Consortium for International Development in Education (CIDE).

The workshop aims to
(i) engage with national partners institutions and relevant stakeholders regarding skills planning and anticipation,
(ii) define/agree upon the skills forecasting model to be developed, taking into consideration the previous conclusions of the Regional Situational Analysis Report and discussions conducted during the mission.

The workshop intends to mobilize ministries, international and UN agencies, labor and trade unions, universities and technical colleges as well as youth civil organizations.

The skills forecasting simulation model is a tool that provides quantitative projections on the future supply and demand of skills in the labor market. In other words, and for every country, this means working on the anticipation and identification of skills needs and translating this into curricula and training programmes as well as employment strategies, within the framework of a national dialogue involving relevant stakeholders, including civil society and youth.