INTERNISA in Palestine organized a workshop to boost digital skills for women
Action Aid Palestine (AAP), The Palestinian partner of the INTERNISA, has organized and implemented a 2-day workshop entitled "Recommendations for Decision Makers to Enhancing Integration of Outcomes of INTERNISA project and Basic Needs of TVET in Palestine". It was held at Action Aid Palestine premises, in Ramallah City, on the 8th and 9th of August 2023.
During this two-day workshop, which was addressed to the representatives of the public sector, Vocational Education and Training (VET) organizations, and some local community leaders, the objectives and results of INTERNISA, its web portal (https://www.internisa.eu/) and its mobile application for women (My INTERNISA), as well as its offline spot and Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) were presented.
It is worth mentioning that more than 21 participants participated in this workshop representing Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ministry of Women Affairs, Ministry of Labor, Palestinian Federation of Industries, Palestinian Food Industries, Chamber of Commerce in Governorates of Bethlehem and Hebron, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO), Business Women Forum Palestine, General Union of Palestinian Workers, Teacher Creativity Center, Palestinian Education Coalition, Young Men's Christian Association(YMCA), German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Palestine Polytechnic University.
The representatives of the public sector, policymakers, Non-Governmental International Organizations and local community leaders had an open discussion about the gender gaps in society and the workplace, the importance of networking and collaboration to address gender gaps and best practices and challenges in addressing gender differences in the workplace, and the importance of networking and collaboration in removing gender gaps.
The workshop raised many recommendations the most prominent of which is starting the process of awareness and counselling about vocational training from the elementary grades, including enhancing the positive representation of vocational professions in the school curricula and the need to conduct an evaluation of the curricula in terms of addressing TVET. The importance of involving trade unions, relevant stakeholders, and the media in raising awareness of the family and society about the importance of vocational education and combating negative perceptions of vocational professions was also emphasized.