American University of Beirut

How to increase employability in MENA: Addressing the job-skills mismatch

​START                          Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
END                               Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 6:00 PM​
​CATEGORY                   Academic
​CONTACT PERSON    Fida Afiouni, fa16@aub​
The American University of Beirut in partnership with Emerging is pleased to invite you to 
an online conference on employability in the MENA region.

Hear the crossed perspectives of regional employers, higher education professionals, and young professionals in a roundtable discussion on employability and how to best address the skills mismatch in the MENA region.

Get to know your university ranking in an exclusive presentation of the results of the Global Employability University Ranking and Survey (GEURS), published in exclusivity by Times Higher Education.

Learn what higher education institutions are doing to boost the employability of their graduates and listen to the perspective of leading employers in the region through exclusive presentations by AUB and Deloitte ME. 

​​​2:30 - 2:40Welcome Note

Fadlo R. Khuri, President

American University of Beirut

2:40 - 3:00The Role of Higher Education in Boosting Employability in the Region

Alan Louis Shihadeh, Dean

Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, AUB

3:00 - 3:40The Perspective from a Leading Employer of Young Graduates in the Region

Rana Ghandour Salhab, Partner

Deloitte ME People & Purpose

3:40 - 4:00GEURS Main Findings: Exclusive Presentation on the MENA Region Results on Employability

Laurent Dupasquier, Co-Founder and Associate Director, Emerging

Sandrine Belloc, Co-Founder and Associate Director, Emerging

4:00 - 4:15Break
4:15 - 5:45

Roundtable Discussion:


How to best address the job-skills mismatch in the MENA region


Lina Daouk-Öyry, Associate Professor,

Olayan School of Business, AUB



Ghada Barsoum, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Administration, American University in Cairo

Cesar Wazen, Director of International Affairs Office, Qatar University

Lino Cattaruzzi, Managing Director, Google MENA Region

Khodor Badran, CHRO, Azadea

Hamza Debbarh, Founder, 3W Academy, IFIAG

Kouloud Fawaz, Gender Associate, United Nations Population Fund

5:45 - 6:00Wrap up

Caroline Depierre, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Emerging Data

Laurent Dupasquier, Co-Founder and Associate Director, Emerging

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