Silatech, SPARK in youth enterprise deal

February 27, 2014 - 5:17:56 am

Officials at the signing ceremony.

Doha: Silatech and SPARK yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on programmes focusing on career guidance, skills and employability, and youth enterprise development in the Arab world. 

Areas of potential cooperation include educational and training materials, impact evaluation techniques, enterprise databases, civic engagement training, university entrepreneurship programs, online ‘virtual internships’ psychometric assessment tools to measure entrepreneurship potential, and access to finance and business development services for micro- and small enterprises. 

Silatech is a regional social initiative that works to boost employment, entrepreneurship and civic engagement opportunities for young people throughout the Arab world. SPARK is an independent international development organization that develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower ambitious young people to lead their conflict-affected societies into prosperity. 

The Peninsula