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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.…

E-motive learning exchange, from Bangladesh to India

As part of an E-motive trajectory where, from 16th until 26th July, the learning group of the Bangladesh country team visited Barefoot College, READ Centre, and the Honey Bee Network…

Off the beaten track

Interview by Robbert van de Waerdt, policy advisor youth for Oxfam Novib. September 2017. Carin Boersma does not shy away from controversies. She does not uncritically accept contemporary trends. Microfinance?…

Diagnostic tool on social norms tested in Bangladesh

The Empower Youth for Work programme collaborates with the Knowledge Hub on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Agriculture in learning and research. Building knowledge on shifting social norms in the economic…

Working together with the government of Bangladesh

With an aspiration to empower rural young people socially and economically, Oxfam in Bangladesh through its youth program "Empower Youth for Work" has signed a memorandum of understanding with a2i…

International Youth Day 2017: Let’s Trigger Change!

On August 12, we celebrated International Youth Day (IYD) in many countries around the world. Oxfam and partners organised events in countries including Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada (Québec),…