Capacity-building of Qatari young people in social development work - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
1 January 2019-30 June 2022
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Capacity-building of Qatari young people in social development work

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Since 2019, ESCWA has been implementing the “Capacity-Building of Qatari Young People in Social Development Work” project in cooperation with the Nama Center in Qatar. A subsidiary of the Qatar Social Work Foundation, Nama supports the development of capable and dynamic Qatari young people.

The project enhances social development work in Qatar by equipping a team of young people with the requisite skills to implement innovative solutions that promote social work as a key component of development. It addresses the diverse challenges faced by young people, including participation and civic engagement. The project builds on the previous work done by ESCWA and contributes to fostering and promoting the participation of youth as active stakeholders and constructive agents of change.

The project – which responds to the Qatar National Vision 2030 and to “The Analysis of the Situation of Youth in the State of Qatar” report – encompasses several initiatives that promote volunteering, citizenship, participation, social entrepreneurship, commitment to civic values and advancing young people’s life skills.

Activities within the scope of this project include a survey of the practical needs in social work in Qatar; an analytical study to identify gaps and the scientific and practical knowledge required to enhance the role and participation of junior professionals in social work; a workshop to discuss the analytical study; a coaching manual to build the capacities of young women and women in social work in Qatar, featuring best practices at regional and global levels; a capacity-building coaching workshop; a training of trainers workshop; a field visit demonstrating the work of leading organizations in this field; and a road map and action plan for social development work.

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