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Tuesday 24 June 2014 - 00:00 to Thursday 26 June 2014 - 00:00
Palestine Ahliya University College, Bethlehem

Partners in addressing unemployment challenges, securing a better future for graduates


Unemployment is one of the most serious challenges facing Palestinian society today. Unemployment exceeds 25 per cent, and rises to over 40 per cent for young people between the ages of 20 to 30. 

In response to this, British Council and Palestine Ahliya University College are holding a workshop and conference looking at ways to improve graduate employability and increase the provision of appropriate jobs for Palestinian youth. This will ultimately enhance economic and social security, in order to provide a better standard of living for young people and the unemployed.

Addressing these issues will help establish a common vision to balancing social and economic factors, and help to implement sustainable development in Palestinian society. 


Tuesday 24 June: Istria entrepreneurship education and creation workshop

Wednesday 25 to Thursday 26 June: Fourth conference on Palestinian human resources development


The entrepreneurship education and creation workshop will cover practical themes including how to turn business ideas in to action; concept development; branding and marketing; cultural, ethical, moral and environmental considerations; and pitching and preparing to be investor-ready.

The Palestinian human resources development conference aims to draw on the experience of delegates to address the problem of youth unemployment in Palestinian society, in order to create a common vision and identify mechanisms to solve this problem or reduce its impact.     

Keynote speakers

Madi Sharma, Entrepreneur and Founder of the Make A Difference Ideas (MADI) Group (a group from international private sector, social enterprises and NGOs)

Mark Diggle, Head of Careers, Lancaster University

Sally Ward, Regional Manager for Higher Education, British Council

Who should attend

Alumni officers or those working with graduates/alumni


For more information please contact Caroline Khalaf on 0599601311 or Caroline.khlalaf@ps.britishcouncil.org.

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