Ruwwad: The Palestinian Youth Empowerment Program

Education Development Center (EDC)

Ruwwad (an EQUIP3 Associate Award), taken from the Arabic word for "pioneers," is a ground-breaking program created by Palestinians, for Palestinians. Its mission is to empower Palestinian youth and the adults who serve them, so that both groups can become strong local leaders and change-makers. Since 2005, Ruwwad has been planned, designed, and implemented "by youth, for youth," with a focus on positive leadership development for young women and men ages 14 to 30.

Tijara Provincial Economic Growth Program-Iraqi Youth Initiative

Louis Berger Group

The Iraqi Youth Initiative is a new private sector initiative designed by the U.S. Agency for International Development to create employment opportunities for young Iraqis was initiated this week by the USAID-Tijara Provincial Economic Growth Program. The project hopes to expose young Iraqis living in underserved or impoverished areas to essential business skills and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Make Mine a Million $ Business

Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence

Make Mine a Million $ Business is an initative of Count Me in For Women's Economic Independence. Where boldly creative women help each other turn their dreams into reality. Our mission is to ignite a national movement  that drives economic growth for your business and your country.

Yes Youth Can

Mercy Corps

Yes Youth Can!, funded by USAID, endeavours to empower Kenya’s youth in new and meaningful ways. As youth-led, youth-owned, and youth-managed, Yes Youth Can! is an unprecedented project that puts youth truly in the lead of their own development. The program provides resources for the economic development of Kenya’s youth and communities such as: Jobs, Community Service, Responsible Leadership, Investments, and Partnerships. Yes Youth Can!


Swiss Contact

The MasterCard Foundation and Swisscontact, a Swiss-based NGO, today announced a five-year, $5.6 million partnership that will introduce and expand Swisscontact’s signature Learning Group model in Uganda and Tanzania (U-LEARN project). The Learning Group Model is a proven, market-based non-formal training model that provides skills and entrepreneurial training to youth in subsistence agriculture economies with little formal education, and enables them to access jobs or start a business.

Youth Employment Network Marketplace

Youth Emplyment Network

The overall goal of the Marketplace website is to globally reduce unemployment and underemployment among youth. We aim to do this by providing an online space where youth employment stakeholders and young entrepreneurs can come to find or exchange innovative ideas, expertise, advice and partnership. The Marketplace is the centralized location from which YEN carries out its partnership brokering and information exchange activities.

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