In a significant step forward for the Knowledge Project, the United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Arab States (UNDP RBAS) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), are proud to introduce “FutureSkills4All” an ambitious new initiative focused on fostering regional skills development. Curated for the next generation of Arab States' workforce and partnered with Coursera, our initiative promises tailored learning experiences. We blend employability with soft skills, digital acumen, and functional abilities, ensuring a holistic approach to professional development.

This programme is crafted with the vision to enhance market-relevant learning, broaden employment prospects, and contribute to sustainable economic growth in the Arab States. Our aim is simple: We want to empower citizens in our region, particularly those from disadvantaged and vulnerable population groups, with the skills they need to thrive in an ever-evolving global job market. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a fresh graduate, working in the public or private sector, or a student or graduate of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes, or even if you're currently unemployed - this initiative is for you!

Our value added

The real essence of our initiative lies not just in the provision of quality education, but in bridging the tangible gap between learning and career fulfilment. Our approach is a symphony of inclusivity, affordability, and real-world application, which has been forged through a meticulous blend of grassroots feedback and premier partnerships.

Inclusivity at its Core:
No barriers. No restrictions. Just a commitment to learning. Whether it's gender, personal abilities, or economic constraints, we’ve broken down walls to craft learning pathways that cater to every individual's unique needs.
Free Learning:
Our courses come at no cost for eligible learners, ensuring knowledge is accessible to all.
Globally Recognized Partnerships:

Partnered with Coursera more arrow and led by UNDP and MBRF’s Knowledge Project, the FutureSkills4All initiative combines credibility with quality.

Certification that Counts:
Elevate your professional stature. Our courses culminate in certificates from leading industry giants and prestigious educational institutions.
Commitment Beyond Modules:
Our initiative doesn’t stop at just imparting knowledge! We’re weaving relationships with top-tier tech companies to offer internships and apprenticeships, bridging the gap between learning and practical application.
Global Community:
Learning is more fun together! Engage with the programme’s learner community and be a part of a global community. Share, learn, and grow together. With learners from across the Arab States region, you’re never alone on this journey.
A Tailored Approach Backed by Research:
Our dedication to serving the Arab States is underpinned by a foundation of thorough research. Through a comprehensive survey, direct dialogues, and insights from regional stakeholders, we’ve crafted country-specific blueprints that cater to the unique needs of each learner group. It’s not just about offering courses; it’s about offering the right course to the right learner.
Future-Focused and SDG-Aligned Curriculum:

In the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the global labour landscape is undergoing unparalleled change, driven by technological advancements like AI and myriad global challenges. Recognizing this, our initiative seeks to keep pace with these evolutions.more arrow We’re not just training for today, but for the dynamic decade ahead. By aligning our skills development with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we aim to empower learners for both employment and entrepreneurship, ensuring they remain competitive, adaptable, and poised for success in a rapidly transforming world.

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how it works

Simple ApplicationNo tedious forms. Just a valid identity document for verification and you're all set. We prioritize your privacy, collecting only necessary details and ensuring they remain confidential.
Choose Your TrackWe offer a variety of learning paths. Explore Our Offering section to find the one that best matches your goals.
Continuous LearningWith our ongoing programme, you can begin your learning journey at any time.
Earned RecognitionAfter completing your course, proudly display your Coursera certificate on platforms such as LinkedIn to showcase your newfound skills to potential employers.

Beneficiaries can register for the FutureSkills4All initiative through one of two distinct methods: either by direct application or through nomination by a third-party partner agency. Under the direct application method, learners can apply to the initiative on their own, without a nomination from a partner agency. This approach offers a more open and inclusive enrolment process, catering to a wide variety of individuals seeking skill development opportunities. On the other hand, the nomination method involves learners being identified and nominated by partner agencies. These agencies could be government departments, non-profit organizations, industry associations, or other affiliated entities. The aim is to utilize the expertise and networks of these partner agencies to reach specific groups who might greatly benefit from the initiative and to address particular human capital requirements.

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