UNIDO Cellphone Repair Training Opens Employment Opportunities for the Youth in Sheikhan
20 July 2021 - Ibrahim Abdulkarim greets customers in the mobile shop where he works with the energy of his youth. He has recently completed a course on mobile repair and is excited to put his skills and new equipment to use. But behind the excitement, there is a sadness.
UNIDO entrepreneurial training gives IDPs hope for future
31 March 2021 - Hadi Naif Sado left school at the age of 12 because he had to work to help support his family. Two years later, the Islamic State group (ISIS) invaded his family’s village near Sinjar and they had to flee. The 22-year-old is now living in a tent in Shekhan camp in Duhok province. This month, he is receiving some training that is finally allowing him to imagine a future for himself.
UNIDO entrepreneurship training gives Syrian refugees confidence boost
10 January 2021 - Funded by the Austrian Development Agency, the programme includes training in analyzing personal skills, assessing market needs and developing strategies.
UN program gives confidence to women, refugees and IDPs in starting their own businesses
21 October 2019 - As a beacon of light in the struggling economy, and with the assistance from UNIDO the region is experiencing a spike in female and refugee entrepreneurs.
UN projects aim to help Liberian refugees reintegrate into their homeland
11 March 2013 - Over a decade of civil war in Liberia forced some 750,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries, the agency noted in a news release. After the civil war ended in 2003, many refugees have returned to their home country, with most of them settling in and around the capital, Monrovia.