DISCUSSION: Youth Livelihood Programs in Conflict-Affected Areas, May 10, 2016
The Mali Out of School Youth Project (PAJE-Nieta) served remote areas like Timbuktu, providing entrepreneurship training and civic engagement to youth amid government instability. More than 88% of participants started micro businesses, most of which are still running today.
The Kenya Yes Youth Can! program mentored youth to take action in their communities, forming youth groups and designing civic improvement plans. Young people learned leadership skills and started micro businesses.
Both projects used a holistic approach to programming, empowering youth to improve their lives by earning an income and becoming active in their communities.
Join us for a panel discussion about unique challenges and successes during the life of these projects. Panelists will share results and recommendations for others engaged in similar work. Light refreshments will be served.