Save the date: Empower Youth for Work Symposium 2021
13:00-17:00 (CET), 14 & 15 September, 2021
We are in the last project year of EYW. To share the key learnings and celebrate the success of the project, we are organizing a virtual Symposium. Rural youngsters, experts, researchers, and local partners will present their stories and findings. Follow the updates and stay tuned!
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.
Read the latest news, personal stories, research and other information from the Empower Youth for Work programme.
Sumi Akter was married off to her cousin when she was just 15. When they separated because of his violent behavior, she returned to her parents in Rangasree Union, Barishal district. At first,…
Saif Ali, a 24-year-old Sociology graduate, has always had a strong entrepreneurial streak. So when his sister introduced him to the EYW project, he leapt at the opportunity to get involved. Saif…
Before they got involved in EYW, Anab Farah Buoh and her friends were facing long-term unemployment. Today they run a thriving café in Erer town in Somali region. Anab describes how the project gave…
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.