DURATION: 10/01/2023 - 10/31/2024
FUNDER: US Embassy Algiers
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

The STEAMQuest project aims to equip 200 participants (120 youth and 80 educators) from eight regions of Algeria with knowledge and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) to build economic opportunity and resilience to climate change.

This initiative will help participants to enhance their employability and entrepreneurship skills by addressing pressing climate challenges and promoting green initiatives. A unique aspect of the project is its linkage with rising graduate students and faculty at American universities, enabling Algerian participants to interact with international experts throughout the program.

Target regions: Eight high-priority communities in Algeria – to be finalized with Embassy input. Suggested communities, based on need as well as potential for innovations in the green economy development may include Algiers, Laghouat, Ouargla, Oran, Constantine, Illizi, Ghardaïa, Adrar, or El Oued.

Project objectives:

  • To increase the employability of participants via targeted STEAM education, preparing them for
  • today’s digital and technological workforce.
  • To develop entrepreneurship skills among participants, enabling them to create innovative solutions that increase resilience to climate change and promote green initiatives.
  • To foster international collaboration by linking participants with experts and innovators from US
  • universities.
  • To host regional and national competitions in which participants can present their STEAM solutions, hence promoting a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Algeria

Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhanced STEAM and entrepreneurial skills among the 120 participants.
  • Building 8 local institutions’ capacity in hosting STEAM programs and expanding Algeria’s STEAM
  • mentors’ network.
  • Enhancing 80 educators’ teaching skills
  • Producing at least 20 innovative solutions addressing climate change and promoting green initiatives.
  • Facilitating increased international collaboration between Algerian youth and rising US academics.
  • Creating a heightened culture of innovation, problem-solving, and entrepreneurship for climate change resilience among participating Algerian youth