EU Funded project INTERNISA
Two focus groups to identify the digital skills needs
of young Women and SMEs Managers in Lebanon
Within the objective 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 May 3 & May 11, 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 enterprises market. On the other hand, the second focus group gathered key HR and Managers representing 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 and code of conduct guides, Joint strategy and action plan. This data besides the findings of the women and mangers online surveys will help also in designing the curricula and trainings targeting women, SMEs and public sector to enhance the employment of digitally skilled women in ENI CBC MED territories.