Save the date: Virtual Symposium 2021
9:00-13:00 (CET), 14 & 15 September, 2021
We invite you to join our Virtual Symposium and engage in interactive dialogues with youth, partner organizations and Oxfam to learn about youth social and economic empowerment in rual climate change-affected areas!
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.
Fatmawati lives in the Indramaya region of Indonesia, where rice fields alternate with gardens bursting with fruit. Yet despite the appearance of plenty, a lack of employment opportunities means most…
Muhammud Mussie lives in Shinile town of Ethiopia’s Somali region. The 26-year-old is chairman of Hormuud Cooperative, which was set up by a group of young people in 2018 and…
Mehvish Kaneez longed to find a decent job so she could support herself and her disabled father, but given the strict social norms in rural Pakistan he wouldn’t allow her…
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.