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3 Questions with Gratian Nareeba and Fatuma Namutosi: Economic Opportunity for Youth

Chemonics International

In this blog series, originally featured on Chemonics’ blog, young entrepreneurs reflect on their experience with youth-led private sector development. Gratian Nareeba is a partnerships manager for the Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity (YLA). Fatuma Namutosi is the founder of Byeffe Foods Company, a YLA grant recipient.

How to Finance Innovative Young Entrepreneurs

Devex

Africa has some of the world's fastest growing economies and a young, rapidly growing population. But a consistent trend in young graduates deciding against returning home at the end of their studies is a threat to Africa's progress. How can investment in entrepreneurship be sustainable in order to help provide job opportunities and improve social inclusion long term?

Building Peace From Within: The Case of Young South Sudanese

MasterCard Foundation
Despite efforts of host governments and international organizations, displacement is, for those who survive conflict and disasters, a highly traumatic experience, especially for young people. They may feel disenfranchised and resentful and dream of revenge – plotting the conflicts of tomorrow. They run the risk of becoming a “lost generation.”
 

Generating, Testing, and Scaling Innovative Solutions to Global Youth Employment

RTI International
The magnitude of the global youth unemployment challenge is enormous. Few dispute that the field is desperate for innovation. But how do we generate, test, and scale good ideas?
 

Agricultural Value Chains and Their Potential for Youth Employment in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Contexts

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

As agriculture is one of the most promising sectors in most fragile and conflict-affected environments, this article explores some of the key challenges and obstacles agricultural value chain development poses for youth employment.

Youth Employment in Fragile States: Building the Foundations First

ECDPM and IFC

High and persistent youth unemployment only reinforces fragility. IFC’s approach to supporting youth employment in fragile and conflict-affected countries is to help tackle structural issues in those economies, through an innovative ‘fragility and conflict lens. The scourge of high youth unemployment is a source of deep pain to economies and societies around the world.

Girl Coders Fight Sexual Harassment

USAID

Blerta is the first girl in the Kosovo’s IT sector to ever win a grant to work on a computer application. Since then, she established Girls Coding Kosova in February 2014. Earlier this year, Girls Coding Kosova teamed up with Open Data Kosovo and USAID to develop #EcShlirë (meaning “walk freely” in Albanian), a mobile application for reporting sexual harassment in real time.

Agriculture Ministers Urged to Address African Rural Youth Unemployment

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Youth employment should be at the center of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization José Graziano da Silva told a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at FAO headquarters in Rome.  

Hilton Celebrates World Youth Skills Day

Forbes, Grads of LifeVoice

Travel and tourism is the fastest growing job sector in the world, with 86 million new jobs projected to be filled globally by 2026. At Hilton, our future success depends on whether or not today’s young people have the skills they need to succeed in life and on the job. Yet too many young people across the world don’t have the minimum level of basic skills needed to be gainfully employed. And as a result, young people today are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults.

Four Ways to Help Put Syria’s Youth Back to Work

World Economic Forum

The war in Syria will end. We don’t know when, but when it does, the challenge of rebuilding this once proud and beautiful country will rest firmly on the shoulders of the children of Syria – the next generation. But with the level of damage it has sustained over the last six years – to its infrastructure, its schools, and its hearts and minds – how do we stop Syria’s next generation from losing their way? During the post-conflict period of regeneration, youth employment will be key.

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