The Project Steering Committee of the Learning and Knowledge Development Facility, an initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has approved HP Inc as a knowledge member of the facility.
Around the world, hundreds of millions of people lack access to quality learning opportunities, including 264 million children living in communities where basic educational resources are unavailable. To address this inequity, HP is working with other companies, nonprofit organizations, and governments to create technology solutions that can connect individuals to educational opportunities wherever they live.
HP's entrepreneurial training program helped her channel her creativity.
In 2005, Atka Ben Abdallah received a land surveying degree that enabled her to work for eight years as a designer in an architecture office while staying in her hometown Kebili, Tunisia. Like many young people, despite her experience, her career prospects and salary remained insecure. She decided to leave the company knowing that she was unlikely to find another job. Entrepreneurship became an obvious alternative to unemployment.
In North Africa, HP LIFE jump-starts new business leaders with digital training and one-on-one local support.
Zina Ouled Si Ali didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. But given Tunisia’s 40 percent youth unemployment rate, starting a business is something many young Tunisians consider since it’s often the best way for them to control their fate. So after building her digital design skills at communications and graphic-design firms, Zina decided to take the plunge.
TUNIS, TUNISIA, January 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Italian Development Cooperation and the HP Foundation today launched the second phase of UNIDO’s youth employment project. “Mashrou3i” (“My project” in Arabic) aims to create more than 6,000 jobs for young people in Tunisia over the next five years.