Assessment of Coursera initiative in Lebanon - ESCWA
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8 Jun 2021

Assessment of Coursera initiative in Lebanon

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On 1 June, ESCWA and the Lebanese Ministry of Labor held a discussion on the "#لازم_نتعلّم" initiative with Coursera, to assess the courses and skills acquired by the participants as well as in relation to the job market demands.
 
ESCWA Executive Secretary Rola Dashti highlighted the positive impact of this initiative on Lebanese young people, as 53.8% of participants were unemployed but were able nonetheless to develop and bolster new sets of skills that will enable their careers. She underscored the importance of targeting skills required in the Lebanese labour market and beyond to fit these evolving markets. 
 
In October 2020, ESCWA and the Lebanese Ministry of Labor had launched the "
لأنّ العلم مفتاح العمل، #لازم_نتعلّم" initiative, to provide a certified learning opportunity for 25,000 Lebanese citizens on the e-learning platform Coursera, by enrolling in over 3,000 courses free-of-charge.

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