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.