At TaQadam, we champion global economic inclusion by bringing dignified 'work of the future' to the youth in the post-conflict states. We are champions of Ethics of AI. We bring diversity to reduce bias in building an AI-powered world.
At TaQadam, we strive to improve companies’ journey to deploy visual AI. To be competitive in AI, innovation depends on having data-edge often more than technology-edge. We are committed to matching clients’ data journey to build ML models and optimise the image annotation process.
We leverage partnerships in countries to build a holistic model of human development for our agents. We recruit youth from the UN/NGO programming and give an opportunity for income generation. But TaQadam is only the beginning. We buy them the time: to learn, upskill, progress. We take them away from streets and informal, exploitative markets.
We interviewed 100+ young millenials in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq and learnt about their challenges, skills, and interests
Mapped and learnt from existing aid programmes on workforce development, livelihoods, digital trainings and engagement of youth
Assessed the entrepreneurship landscape, digital readiness, and feasibility (internet access & penetration rates, payment systems)
Matched the growing business need in image annotation on demand.
37% of youth unemployment in Lebanon. The economy needs to generate 6 times more jobs to accommodate regular market entrants.
Youth-at-risk (refugees and from the host community) participated in UN/NGO-rendered digital skills trainings
Less than 1% of the working age refugees have work permits. Digital jobs are the only option to have a dignified work