Start date: June 2014
The project promoted e-commerce in Yemen, boosting the confidence of the Yemeni community in the Internet as a means of purchasing and selling products and services using available online resources.
To achieve its goal, the project provided training focusing on young Yemenis, preferably those who have a university degree, who are either unemployed or need an additional source of income and are eager to explore the various potentials of e-commerce to advance their careers.
The training package provided training to 100 young Yemenis; priory was given to Internet Society members who met the criteria. The trainees were divided into 5 groups, each group had 20 members. Trainers used different methods and tools to deliver the course successfully such as presentations, discussion groups, live examples, and home assignments. The training held and successfully completed with result of 110 graduated trainees (52% males and 48% females), awarded about E-Commerce services and risks, also they have the initial skills to buy and sale goods and services online.
Yemen Chapter, in cooperation with three of the best universities in Yemen, implemented 3 seminars, the seminars gave an overview of Internet Society, Yemen Chapter, and E-Commerce project activities especially research and training activities. The number of participants surpassed expectations: 335 (53,4% males and 46,6% females), in addition gender balance was satisfied enough in a country like Yemen, where women are not getting their rights enough.
The project activities covered by different types of media such as newspapers, local government press agency, news websites and TV Channels.