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Solutions to create 300 million jobs by 2050 in MENA region debated in Tunis

Published the:  21/12/2018

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(TAP) - According to the World Bank (WB), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region shall create 300 million jobs by 2050 to meet the needs of a large young population.

To meet this challenge, it is necessary to "invest in human capital to prepare for the future,” this is the theme of a seminar whose works kicked off Friday morning in Gammarth (Tunis northern suburb), at the initiative of the World Bank.

During the seminar, the WB will present the conclusions of the World Development Report 2019, which focuses on the impact of technology on tomorrow's work and the competences needed to make the most of this change.

Discussions will also focus on the latest regional flagship report on education, which outlines a roadmap for transforming education systems in the MENA region and ensuring that they meet the changing demand of the labour market.

According to the World Bank, children entering primary schools today will likely occupy jobs that do not yet exist. Digital technologies are advancing at a rapid pace and are rapidly transforming the nature of work.

Countries around the world must adapt to the new digital economy and ensure that new generations can seize the opportunities that come with it, according to a WB press release.

Public decision-makers, experts and civil society representatives from the MENA region are taking part in this seminar