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The Skilling Up Lebanon (SUL) Project

Project Details

The proposed project will support the promotion of digital skills under the Skilling Up Lebanon (SUL) initiative launched by the World Bank in 2019. This initiative aims to prepare young women and men for the local, regional and global jobs of the future and to attract digital technology (DT) players to invest in the region.

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World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. The World Bank Group is governed by 189 member countries and delivers services out of 130 offices with nearly 16,000 staff globally.

Skilling up Mashreq

The World Bank Group launched the Skilling Up Mashreq (SUM) initiative which aims at addressing the digital skills gap by preparing young women and men in Lebanon and the Mashreq region for the local, regional and global jobs of the future and attracting digital technology players to invest in the region. In Lebanon, the World Bank Group has partnered with the BDD Academy to design and implement a national skilling up program to improve access to digital skills learning opportunities for children in school, youth in universities, and active individuals in the workforce to strive and reap the benefit of a digital economy.

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The BDD Academy is a non for profit organization aiming to develop the skillset of people from all backgrounds to fulfill the digital jobs of today and tomorrow. It supports the new generation of educational programs in testing and developing their curriculum, sourcing participants and scaling. The BDD Academy is an incubator of educational programs at the intersection of design, technology and leadership targeting Kids, University Students and Continuous Learners

Our Impact to-date

150 +

Startups Supported

300 +

Interns Trained

300 +

Kids in Summer Camps

2000 +

People trained in Workshops and Programs