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Handicrafts help Bangladeshi women affect social norms

Do you remember Mala, the young Bengali woman who despite her husband's disapproval decided to explore her creativity by creating jute products? We want to introduce you to equally inspirational women…

Stories to dialogue with the government

As Simon Sinek said “Stories are attempts to share our values and beliefs. Storytelling is worthwhile when it tells what we stand for”. Last month, the Empower Youth for Work team…

Cultural learnings between Pakistan and Nepal

As part of an E-motive trajectory, the learning group of Pakistan country team visited READ Centre, Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels, Rockstart and Daayitwa Rural Enterprise Acceleration Programme. Each initiative tackles local challenges. Inspired by new…

Women’s Day Special #SheChangesLives

  International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. On this day, The Empower Youth…

Pakistan Launches Innovation Hub

With more than 500 attended the opening ceremony, the launch of the first Innovation Hub in Layyah is a successful next step in empowering youth in their economic development. The Organization…

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…

Empowering Climate Heroes

"The Global Learning event provided more clarity and created more solidarity among country teams while generating opportunities for cross-learning." Leading the Oxfam of Economic Justice and Resilience Programme in Bangladesh,…

An engine for youth start-ups

Abdurehman Eid, partner in the Empower Youth for Work programme, shares his views on the Business development services for youth start-ups in rural areas. One of the topics explored during the Global Learning Event.…

Wear your climate change glasses!

Inspired during Empower Youth for Work's first Global Learning Event, Toma Saha explores the role of Climate Change and her work as Youth officer in the Bangladesh team. "It became clear how essential it…

Kick-off Annual Global Learning Event

  In November, the Empower Youth for Work team came together in Thailand for the first annual Global Learning Event. 37 participants including country teams, partner organizations and technical advisors…

Solving one maze at a time

Bushra Ahmad, Youth officer in Pakistan urges the Empower Youth for Work programme to keep building upon successful strategies that worked in other countries especially when addressing gender inclusive entrepreneurial environments. I am pretty…

E-motive learning exchange, from Pakistan to Nepal.

As part of an E-motive trajectory, the learning group of Pakistan visited 4 initiatives in Nepal during a 10-day visit. Each initiative tackles local challenges. Inspired by new insights and knowledge, an action plan was drafted on how to implement…

Data collection with AKVO FLOW

The Empower Youth for Work (EYFW) project in Indonesia is teaming up with Akvo Flow to collect data on youth. The collaboration hopes to map out where this group is living and help…

Update

We would like to give you an update on the Empower Youth for Work project, where we will focus on what has been achieved the first quarter of year 2.…