Hebron -The country director of ActionAid Palestine (AAP), Mr.Ibrahim Ibraigheth signed Memorandum of Cooperation(Moc) with the head of Hebron Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Abdo Idris to establish Offline spot for training, guidance and electronic services for young Palestinian women in the old city of Hebron to help them enter the labor market. The signing ceremony took place at the center of Chamber of Commerce in Hebron governorate, in the presence of a number of members of the board of the Chamber, and AAP’s staff members. Establishing this offline spot is one of the activities of INTERNISA Project- Developing the INTERNISA network of synergies to increase the number of digitally skilled women employed in the ENI CBC MED territories via matching demand and supply in the labour market”). AAP implements this project that is funded by Cross Border Cooperation (CBC). The activities of the project aim to increase the efficiency and relevance of education and professional training to the labor market by combining digital skills in the digital sector with professional development in the agri-food, textile, tourism, and financial sectors.
The establishment of this offline spot aims to provide a place and equip it with the necessary technology to provide the necessary expertise, training and electronic services to facilitate the access of young Palestinian women in Hebron Governorate to those services and help them successfully to enter the labor market, apply for jobs and access online portal designed for this purpose. According to this MoC, AAP and the Hebron Chamber of Commerce and Industry will work to promote this offline spot and encourage targeted groups to visit it and benefit from its services.
Establishing this offline spot is part of INTERNISA project’s activities that included training for women in various fields and the development of a digital portal with a website and an application on smart phones, which aim to link and match supply and demand in the labor market.
This offline spot targets women in need to training or employment by offering them quick access to training, resources, services, companies, and businessmen. It also targets businessmen through quick access to technology-qualified job seekers. The public sector will benefit from this well-equipped and efficient offline spot to connect different groups with each other.
The face-to-face presence of the different groups of the local labor market and the actor in this offline spot helps to develop links and strengthen networking between all parties representing supply and demand, which increasing the relevance of social capital in the local community. This offline spot will also empower people needing technological expertise by allowing them to take advantage of the services and opportunities provided in the location of offline spot.
The head of Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Abdo Idris: “ The Chamber of Commerce is a public institution for Hebron and it is open to all and we welcome cooperation and joint work with all organizations and AAP to help and employ marginalized youth. It is very important for us to support the old city of Hebron by establishing this offline there”.
The country director of AAP, Ibrahim Ibraigheth expressed his thank to Hebron Chamber of Commerce and Industry saying: “ActionAid-Palestine appreciates the cooperation and work with Hebron Chamber of Commerce and Industry in this INTERNISA project, which will help them keep up with digital developments and provide them with the latest digital skills, in order to facilitate their entry into the labor market.”
ActionAid in Palestine (AAP) is a part of global federation working for social justice and gender equality and eradicate poverty in more than 46 countries around the world. AAP started its work in Palestine in 2007 to strengthen the resilience of Palestinian People as ActionAid believes that they should enjoy their rights to freedom, justice and self-determination. AAP implements a number of programs through its engagement with communities and women and youth groups seeking to empower them and enhance their influential civil and political participation to understand their rights and undertake collective activism to address the protracted rights violations resulting from the prolonged occupation of Palestine. AAP works simultaneously to enhance their leadership capacity and knowledge to practice their citizenship in holding authorities and other duty bearers to account.
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