Silatech Marks a Decade of Combating Unemployment and Empowering Over 1 Million Young People - Reuters


Silatech Marks a Decade of Combating Unemployment and Empowering Over 1 Million Young People

Silatech Marks a Decade of Combating Unemployment and Empowering Over 1 Million Young People

Tue Feb 12, 2019 - 10:00am UTC

In a High-Level Event to be held in Geneva

Doha, Qatar – February 12, 2019

Since its inception in 2008, Silatech has been working to combat unemployment, poverty, extremism, and marginalization of young people by implementing innovative programs and solutions that have contributed to securing more than 1,000,000 jobs for young people including refugees and IDP in the MENA region and beyond. Thereby, restoring hope and decent livelihoods for them and their families, and empowering them with the necessary tools to become agents of change, capable of transforming their communities.

To mark this milestone, Silatech will be hosting a high-level event entitled “Empowering Youth, Transforming Societies.” The event, which will be held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Silatech and a UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Ambassador, is scheduled to take place on Monday, March 4, 2019, in Geneva at 9:30 a.m. at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG).

Prominent figures and decision makers from across the international community such as the United Nations, the European Union, organizations concerned with social and economic development, influential figures from various sectors, including governmental and NGOs, financial institutions and the private sector will be attending.

The opening speech will be given by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Founder and Chairperson of Silatech and a UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Ambassador. A keynote address will follow by HE Hassan Ali Khayre, Prime Minister of Somalia, and HE Mrs. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

“We want to place youth empowerment issues at the top of the global agenda. By securing 1 million jobs for young people, we give them not just a decent livelihood but also a purpose in life to alienate them from embracing radical ideologies,” said Ms. Sabah Al-Haidoos, Chief Executive Officer of Silatech. “Together, we can empower more youth. We aim to inspire the international community to mobilize resources and invest in youth development for the security of our nations and the world..Empowered youth contributes to the economic growth and stability in their societies,” concluded Ms. Al-Haidoos.

The event comes at a time where more young people are falling prey to poverty, unemployment, and marginalization. Youth unemployment is a pressing global challenge and is constantly on the rise, particularly in regions with political conflict and social unrest.

Silatech will utilize the event platform to showcase its ongoing quest to empower young men and women and will announce its future plans by revealing a highly ambitious youth employment quota for 2022, thereby putting theory into practice.

Through an engaging multi-media exhibition, Silatech will illustrate the expertise behind creating the first 1 million jobs by highlighting the various practical tools, innovative solutions and successful programs adopted in tackling this mission. Stories of lives empowered, and impactful partnerships; vital for the empowerment of youth will also be showcased.

The event is an opportunity to develop a network of resources and cultivate grounds for future partnerships. Silatech welcomes collaboration with all stakeholders to provide young people with the skills and opportunities to empower them and enhance their access to jobs.

If you are passionate about empowering young men and women, join in the responsibility and attend the event in Geneva! You can register by visiting the Silatech event page. For information and registration, please visit: and

About Silatech: Silatech is an international social development, nonprofit NGO that focuses on empowering youth by connecting them with economic opportunities and employment initiatives, by acting as a connecting catalyst between the youth and jobs, and by providing resources to establish and sustain successful enterprises. This is achieved by working with national, regional, and international partners to provide innovative solutions in Employment and Enterprise Development.

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Contact Info:
Name: Ms. Sabah Al Haidoos
Organization: Silatech
Phone: +(974)4469 0877 OR + (974)5554 0721 or +(974)6675 5590

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