Empower Youth for Work

Photo: Kemal Jufri/Oxfam

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Geographical focus

  • Bangladesh 
  • Indonesia
  • Ethiopia
  • Pakistan

Type

  • Standalone

Works in

  • Rural Contexts

WEE outcomes

  • Young women and men use their agency, soft and market-led technical skills
  • Young women and men benefit from new or improved employment or entrepreneurship opportunities 
  • Enabling environment for young women and men’s social and economic empowerment promoted
Empower Youth for Work program; creates economic and social empowerment for young women and men (age 15-24) living in rural climate-change affected areas; changes policies and involves institutional commitment that opens up new opportunities for women and youth; creates and replicates new business models that are fit for purpose; a multi-stakeholder approach ensures wide dissemination of program models. 

Approach

The Empower Youth for Work programme creates economic and social empowerment for young women and men (age 15–24) living in rural climate-change affected areas. It addresses policies and involves institutional commitments that open up new opportunities for women and youth. The programme supports and replicates new business models that are fit for purpose. A multi-stakeholder approach ensures a wide dissemination of programme models.

Strengths

  • Through quality training, young women and men gain soft and technical skills demanded by employers
  • Young women and men gain entrepreneurship skills in line with market opportunities 
  • Young women and men in rural climate-affected areas are linked to employment or entrepreneurship opportunities 
  • Care and domestic responsibilities are recognized, redistributed and reduced at household level
  • Sexual and reproductive health barriers inhibiting young women’s economic empowerment are addressed

Meet the team

Program lead: Eveline Roks

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