Soraya Salti

In the Arab region 60% of the entire population is 20 years old or younger. These youth want to contribute to building more stable, prosperous and peaceful societies, however unemployment rates for them are the highest in the world and still rising in many cases. The average unemployment rate for Arab states is nearly 25% according to UN data, and as high as 40% in some countries. Amid a broad spectrum of reform efforts aimed at better governance, perhaps the most important and urgent issue is the need to offer youth opportunities to share in shaping social, economic and political change. It is in this context that INJAZ al-Arab has laid the groundwork for providing those opportunities to create a vibrant, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment in the Arab region. [+]