Abstract

An assessment of interventions working on solving the problem of unemployment in Cairo, Egypt was conducted in order to identify strengths, and to map out where interventions fell on a socio-ecological model. A one-day Appreciative Inquiry (AI) workshop was conducted for 16 participants who represented NGOs, social businesses, donors, training centers, recruitment agencies, technical institutes, educational institutions, and governmental organizations. Inductive content data analysis was used to analyze the themes that arose from the AI. Results show that 24% of the interventions work on multiple levels of the socio-ecological system. Strengths identified are having comprehensive interventions that tackle different aspects of unemployment and having access to funding, while participants envisioned a future where there washavingan overall, sharedvision for dealing with unemployment, strong networks and collaboration, better training programs and improved quality of programs through building capacity, and change in the societal attitudes that negatively influence the employment of individuals in Egypt. Building a coalition for interventions is recommended to enhance collaboration between them.

Degree Name

MA in Community Psychology

Date of Award

6-1-2012

Online Submission Date

May 2012

First Advisor

Forden, Carie

Second Advisor

Carrillo, Amy

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

NA

Library of Congress Subject Heading 1

Unemployment -- Egypt -- Cairo.

Library of Congress Subject Heading 2

Sustaible development -- Egypt -- Cairo.

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