Lebanon: INTERNISA project conducted focus groups to identify digital skills gap for women employment


To identify digital skills gap of women across key economic sectors, the Chamber of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, a key partner in the EU funded project INTERNISA, conducted two online Focus Groups on the 3rd and 11th May 2021 via zoom platform. The first focus group brought together NEETs young women belonging to diverse Lebanese cultures and regions who expressed their views and needs for trainings to be able to re-integrate the labour market. While the second focus group gathered key Human Resources staff and managers representing the agri-food, tourism, textile, and financial sectors who pointed out the four sectors evolving needs for women soft and digital skills. The faced challenges and insights of both focus groups along with the inputs to be collected by the INTERNISA partner countries will be used to put in place best practices, a code of conduct, a joint strategy and an action plan. These data besides the findings of the women and managers online surveys will also help in designing the curricula and trainings targeting women, SMEs and the public sector to enhance the employment of digitally skilled women in ENI CBC MED territories.