Edraak CEO Shares the Importance of Skilling MENA’s Youth and Open Online Resources


Jul 13 2022 • 36 mins

This episode of the Riyada podcast looks at one of the main features of the workforce development challenge in the MENA region: the skills mismatch. One organization dedicated to closing this gap is Edraak, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform and key initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation in Jordan. Merissa Khurma and Imad Shawa spoke with Shireen Yacoub, CEO of Edraak since 2017, who leads the company’s skills strategy, preparing youth for the digital economy.