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Japan Supports Eritrean Women to Acquire New Skills for Work

The Government of Japan supports women skills development projects in Eritrea as part of the national “Skills Development, Employment and Migration” initiative, in partnership with NUEYS and UNDP Eritrea.


There is something spectacular about “Tri Ebidi”, the month of January in Eritrea. At every turn, there is a wedding or some special occasion going on. “Tri Ebidi” means the merry month or the month of chaos. It is the month after the harvest; people have plenty food in their stores and granaries a lot of time to travel, visit and host parties. The ladies wear white cotton dresses embedded with captivating embroidery at the hems, sleeves; and a few have a cross shaped embroidery in front. Continue reading Japan Supports Eritrean Women to Acquire New Skills for Work

Reviewing Eritrea’s Economy – Analysis

In order to sustain positive economic momentum and enhance overall development in the country, Eritrea need to prioritize on manufacturing, development of technical and vocational skills, fisheries and Tourism, writer argues.

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion,

According to the recently published Global Economic Prospects, a World Bank Group flagship report, the year 2016 was marked by stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty. For 2017, a subdued recovery is expected, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. Additionally, weak investment is weighing on medium-term prospects across many emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). Although fiscal stimulus in major economies, if implemented, may boost global growth above expectations, risks to growth forecasts remain tilted to the downside. Continue reading Reviewing Eritrea’s Economy – Analysis

Youth Skills Development in Eritrea: Growth, Employment, Wellbeing

Youth in Eritrea gain skills to unlock employment opportunities in the country. A UNDP-backed vocational training is, therefore, one that helps these young people develop work skills.

By Fikrejesus Amahazion (PhD),

Recently, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) highlighted an exciting skills development program being implemented in Eritrea. Undertaken in collaboration with the National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) and the Norwegian Government, the program, specifically targeting youths, was scaled-up from a pilot project that was conducted from 2007 to 2011. The skills development program, which aims to enhance the capacity of various vocational training institutions and to equip Eritrean youth with tangible work skills, is significant for several reasons. Continue reading Youth Skills Development in Eritrea: Growth, Employment, Wellbeing