Generation of Innovation Leaders (GIL) Programme

Berytech, through its Berytech FabLab, has partnered with UNICEF to establish innovation labs in different regions of Lebanon and provide capacity building and workshops to different GIL Labs Community managers.

About the Innovation Labs

Berytech, in partnership with UNICEF, is supporting and empowering the GIL Program through: 

  • Providing a new approach in managing innovation spaces for the youth and adolescents from different communities in Lebanon;
  • Activating the communities of GiL Labs;
  • Empowering the youth;
  • Helping the youth identifying the opportunities of growth for their development and career

With the support of Berytech, 3 Fabrication Labs shall be equipped and prepared as an open space for the youth, students, techies and makers in the following regions of Lebanon:

  • Lebanese University (Quobbeh, Tripoli Campus).
  • Lebanese University (Nabatiyeh Campus).
  • Sibline Training Center (managed by UNRWA).

The higher purpose of this collaboration between UNICEF & Berytech is to increase the access of the Lebanese and Non-Lebanese youth (17-25 years) to technical and vocational trainings and innovative skills building programs for improved professional readiness and employability, as well as to make the digital manufacturing technologies at the disposal of the youth so that they come up with working prototypes and innovative products.

About the GIL Programme

The Generation of Innovation Leaders (GIL – جيل) is a program by UNICEF designed to address the high unemployment rates among youth in Lebanon & their lack of access to the knowledge economy.

UNICEF has established 8 Innovation Labs and has reached over 12,000 youth all over Lebanon with Digital Skills, Social Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking and Tech Woodwork courses. (the total number of planned Gil labs is 13)

“The higher purpose of this collaboration is to increase the access of the youth to technical and vocational trainings.”

Need more info?

If you have any questions about Berytech Fab Lab and the GIL Programme, please contact the program manager, Hadil Ankouny hadil.ankouni@berytech.org