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Before coming to the Global Learning Event it felt like we had separate country projects. Now it feels like one team. We have a diverse group with different, experienced and young people. This is a great combination for the project.

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Empower Youth for Work (EYW) started on 1 July 2016 and is a five-year programme, funded by the IKEA Foundation. The programme focuses on enabling young people (especially young women) in rural climate-affected areas of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Ethiopia to seek and obtain decent work. Working with a wide range of stakeholders (including young people, government and the private sector), the programme applies a holistic approach to tackle issues of gender-based discrimination, sexual reproductive health, and quality education—all of which impact young people in making choices about employment. The programme activities promote climate-friendly practices and support young people and their communities in adapting to the effects of climate change. Through the use of human-centred design techniques, we involve stakeholders in the development and implementation of activities.

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Read the latest news, personal stories, research and other information from the Empower Youth for Work programme.

  • New Year, New Update!

    Firstly, the Empower Youth for Work programme team wishes you a Happy New Year! The Oxford Dictionary defined 2017 with one word: Youthquake. Noun. A significant cultural, political, or social…

  • Meet the Faces of Youth in Bangladesh

    These are the 24 young men and women that form the first National Youth Advisory Board in Bangladesh. They represent rural and national platforms from across the country. ¬†For two…

  • Influence of role models

    "Learning is never an easy process for anyone including myself... taking the time to reflect on what we know is essential. To unlearn and re-learn but above all understand what…

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Empower Youth for Work is a five-year programme that focuses on enabling young people in the rural areas of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Ethiopia to work.