Review of national policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks, and practice in Egypt
Publication Date: 22 Dec 2022
Source: ILO
This report aims to provide an understanding of the current policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks and practice in Egypt in relation to the access of refugees to the labour markets, employment, livelihood and training opportunities, including self-employment and business development, the rights at work, including social protection and freedom of association.

The report reviewed national legislature, policy documents, datasets and grey literature to establish the legal basis for refugees’ access to work and their rights at work. Findings from the literature review were verified and triangulated with field work to establish how the laws are understood and implemented in practice. Field work lasted from November 2021 to January 2022 and included key informant interviews with stakeholders in government, private sector, humanitarian and UN agencies, and focus group discussions with refugees and host communities in three Egyptian governorates, namely Giza, Alexandria and Damietta.

The report will guide implementation of PROSPECTS Partnership activities and would feed into the design of integrated interventions that promote decent work for refugees and host communities in Egypt. It would further inform the policy dialogue on the access of refugees to the labour markets and its recommendations.

It is undertaken in conjunction with similar baselines drawn up in Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, Iraq, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.
Briefing notes
ILO PROSPECTS in Egypt - at a glance
Publication Date: 22 Dec 2022
Source: ILO
Egypt has a long history of being both a transit and destination country for forcibly displaced persons (FDPs). In recent years, a series of crises, conflicts and political unrest in Syria and across the African continent has led to an exponential rise in the number of FDPs seeking protection in the country

The PROSPECTS Partnership aims to improve the living standards of refugees, asylum-seekers and host communities.
Press release
Youth initiatives win IsDB-ILO prizes for innovative ideas on green jobs and skills
Publication Date: 21 Dec 2022
Source: ILO
CAIRO (ILO News) - Three youth groups that responded to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and International Labour Organization (ILO) Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge  Call have won cash prizes and specialized support to enable them to further develop their innovative initiatives towards a just transition to a greener future in their communities.

The IsDB and the ILO jointly launched the Challenge Call in May 2022 as part of efforts to build skills required for green jobs and promote youth participation in a just transition. It worked to identify, incubate, test and disseminate innovative ideas that equip youths living in IsDB-ILO common member states with the competencies required to support a just transition in their communities.

After having received more than 120 applications, a rigorous evaluation process was followed, yielding three winning teams which were announced during the Youth and Future Generations Day at the COP27 UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

In addition to sizeable cash prizes, the winners will receive technical support in the form of a Skills Innovation Lab and will join the ILO’s Skills Innovation Network, both integral elements of the Skills Innovation Facility  in the context of which the Challenge Call was launched by the IsDB and the ILO.

The winners were announced and presented with their awards at a ceremony at the COP27 conference.
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Skills mismatch in ETF partner countries
Publication Date: 24 Aug 2022
Source: International organizations-European Training Foundation

Skills mismatch problems in the labour market have been widely recognized by both current literature and policymakers. Skills mismatch indicators inform policies to improve the matching between labour demand and labour supply, making labour markets more efficient and reducing the wage penalties due to over-education or other types of mismatches. The skills mismatch indicators have been measured, so far, only for a limited number of the European Training Foundation (ETF) partner countries and they are not always comparable. This report provides an update and an extension of the work which has already been done to measure skills mismatch in ETF partner countries. The analysis following the choice and the construction of skills mismatch indicators provides a timely overview of this labour market issue which will be important for governments, stakeholders, and other stakeholders to shape future labour market policies.

Showcase Platform for MENA countries III
Event Date: 05 Dec 2022
Sources: Other sources-CAT International, American University in Cairo Career Center

A platform for institutions and individuals to share thir innovative and high quality inititaves to promote career development support in diverse contexts and for learners at different stages in their educational and career pathways.

In this session: 

The role of experiential learning in bridging the academia-industry gap by the American University in Cairo Career Center.

Time: 11:00 – 12:30 CEST 

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 827 2849 1449
Passcode: 279693