Providing novel data and information regarding the skills gaps in the Palestinian Territory

 A Conference in West Bank and Gaza
AWRAD in cooperation with Care International and supported by DFID held two conferences in West Bank and Gaza presenting the results of the research “Skills Gaps in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” (17 December and 22December). The conferences  recorded steep attendance, and fostered valuable and wide ranging discussions of the results and recommendations, eliciting promises from the attending stakeholders of their intentions to include the results and recommendations in their future strategies and decision making processes. Subsequent examination showed that the research itself was implemented at an opportune time, as stakeholders agreed that “the price we pay as a society and private sector for the presence of a skills gap is high.” (Economic Expert, West Bank), and that “all sectors are influenced by the skills gap; companies cannot find the skills they need in all fields and regions.” (Representative of Chambers of Commerce, Gaza). Feedback emanating from the conferences presenting the results also emphasized the extent to which such research was needed, as participants hailed it as “strategically important and necessary for the construction of [an] educational renaissance,” as well as an opportunity to “strengthen the unity and partnership to build a leading generation” (Principal, UNRWA Vocational Training College in Gaza).
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