The International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, and IITE Institute have joined forces to launch the Digital Skills for Jobs project in Mogadishu, funded by the Government of Japan. The project aims to establish freelancing as a viable job creation alternative in Somalia.
The project is being launched with a focus on harnessing market-based incentives to help foster livelihoods in the online freelancing sector for the Somali youth. Project activities will allow the youth to gain commercially valuable skills while also supporting value creation and employment in Somalia. The project seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and modalities for linking the youth to opportunities in regional and international markets.
After identifying and selecting graduates of these programs, the project will work with the students to train them in online freelancing and entrepreneurship and to connect them to online work platforms such as UpWork to find jobs. Areas of work will include graphic design, mobile app development, digital marketing and web development. The program will also include a comprehensive mentorship program on both soft and professional skills.
Applications are open here until October 22, 2021. Get skilled to stay relevant.