NLG believes that technology and cross-sector collaboration can provide new ways for addressing education and employment needs of young people across the MENA region. That’s why we are excited to support and partner with the organizations and initiatives that are using the power of technology and collaboration to connect millions of young people in the region to lifelong learning and meaningful earning opportunities.

We are calling on all organizations across MENA region - UN:NGO agencies, nonprofits, private sector, academic institutions, startup community - to submit their solutions and programs that are helping to address the education and employment needs of young people in MENA.

We’re looking for solutions for learn-to-earn that are risk-informed, tech-enabled programs that focus on connecting learning to earning for young people aged 10-24, both female and male.

What’s In It For You

Selected solutions will be featured at the No Lost Generation Tech Summit 2019 held June 25 – 26 in Amman, Jordan. This is an annual convening of the NLG community and offers high visibility among key stakeholders with in government, academics, non-profit and private sector; as well as institutional donors and influential young people.

If selected, your solution will be featured on the event main-stage, in the exhibit hall, on the NLG Tech Summit website and through social media. You will also have the opportunity to explore the expansion of your solution to new contexts.

How To Submit Your Solution

Complete the form below to submit your solutions for consideration.

NLG Tech Summit Solution Submission Form

Solution Description

Target audience gender (please include percentages, e.g. 50% female, 50% male)

How solutions will be reviewed and assessed:

A selection committee made up of NLG partners will assess all applications against the following criteria. We will revert to you by April 16 to let you know whether your solution has been selected for exposure at the NLG Tech Summit.

  1. The current or potential impact of the solution.

  2. The degree to which the solution is human-centered, (designed with the end-user in mind, developed collaboratively with the end-user, and safeguarded against unintended harmful consequences) and community-centered, (including the existing community infrastructures and norms in mind).

  3. The degree to which the solution takes into account the specific social, economic and institutional context.

  4. The sustainability of the solution.

  5. The extent to which the solution may be modified, improved and replicated to reach vulnerable young people.