GIL - Generation of Innovation Leaders 2
STILL RUNNING - Generation of Innovation Leaders (GIL) programme was created in 2016 as a solution to address the inaccessibility of the knowledge economy for a segment of the youth population. GIL is a programme that distributes resources and knowledge related to innovation, technology, and STEM across Lebanon, reaching even the most remote and marginalized areas. It's powered by UNICEF Lebanon, funded by the Kingdom of Netherlands and the German Embassy of Beirut, and implemented by INJAZ Lebanon, Nawaya Network and DOT Lebanon.
In partnership with local stakeholders, GIL has established a network of youth spaces called Innovation Labs. These facilities are hubs for Lebanese and non-Lebanese youth to discover latent skills, potential new opportunities, and network with like-minded individuals to develop their digital and entrepreneurial skills. Various workshops, trainings, and events are offered at the lab facilities. The labs function as co-working and fablab spaces as well.