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UNFPA provides Technical Assistance to NCSI Oman to lay out “The Omani Youth Development Guide”

4 September 2019

UNFPA, the sub-regional office for Gulf Co-Operation Council Countries (UNFPA GCC), launched a joint project with the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI)- the Department of the Social Statistics, aiming at developing the Omani Youth Development Guide. To kick-start this joint project, UNFPA and NCSI held a multi-stakeholders workshop on 4-5 September, 2019. The workshop focused on reviewing several interna-tional good practices and global reports that may feed into the Omani Youth Development Guide. The consult-ant of UNFPA, Mr. Muhannad Ghanem walked the head of government partners who attended the workshop, through the proposed youth related development indicators and their linkages with the global SDGs, Agenda 2030 and the national development plans.
On the second day of the workshop, the participants agreed on specific roadmap and timeline to develop the guide, and expressed their commitment to offer the data required by the consultant to start drafting the guide. Before the end of the year, it was agreed that UNFPA and NCSI will hold a subsequent workshop to dis-cuss the first draft of the guide and provide their inputs, along with other national stakeholders.