In line with the health, economic and humanitarian dimensions of the COVID-19 Resilience and Response Project, UNDP’s collaboration with ILO continues. Within this collaboration the second workshop was organized to assess the impact of COVID-19 on young women and NEET youth in rural areas and to develop possible solutions. In the workshop UN Women Programmes Manager Zeliha Ünaldı identified the rapid increase of NEET youth as a symptom of the "gender inequality virus." Consequently, ILO and UNDP representatives reviewed the situation of youth in the labour market as well as addressing rural and gender equality based issues regarding the unemployment of youth. Moreover, inspirational and motivational speeches emphasizing the boundless potential of youth were given by Ahmet Katıksız, Konya Plain Project Youth Association President and Abdurrahim Korkmaz, Windsurf and Kitesurf instructer.
The live polls, Q&As and discussion sessions once again ensured the engagement of youth and to hear their voices.