Developing Models of Youth Employment Pathways in a Fragile Environment: Case Study of the Niger Delta Region

Author(s): 
Emeka Ile, Ebenezar Wikina, Heather Kulp
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Partnerships Initiative for the Niger Delta (PIND)
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 26, 2018

The Partnership Initiative for the Niger Delta (PIND) highlighted practical challenges in preparing youth for jobs in an oil-rich environment plagued by the wealth illusion and unrealistic expectations that most youth will find employment in the oil industry. Panelists discussed innovative ways in which a youth job readiness program can be implemented to mitigate conflict and build peace in an environment rife with conflict, and demonstrated how to build partnerships around skills development and job readiness through strengthening the ecosystem that supports job creation, and how to do it in such a way that you can support peacebuilding in your own context.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Tags: 
Economic Empowerment