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Ethiopia year 3 overview

The third year of the project Empower Youth for Work in Ethiopia has focused Business Development Services, providing youth groups with a Loan Guarantee Fund and on working on an…

Youth group micro-enterprises in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the Empower Youth for Work (EYW) programme is implemented in the Oromia and Somali regions in partnership with local implementing organizations and different stakeholders.  Among other activities, the…

Global Learning Event 2018

The second Empower Youth for Work (EYW) Global Learning Event brought together the four EYW country teams and the Programme Management Unit (PMU) from the Netherlands. In the event all…

Webinar Youth-Led Influencing

Nothing about them, without them. The amount of youth today, is larger than it has ever been. 1.8 million youths around the world. How can they take power in their…

Celebrating the 43rd International Women’s Day in Ethiopia

On International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019, young people joined government officials and the wider community at a lively and colourful event organized by Empower Youth for Work partner,…

Getting results – the positive impact of EYW trainings in Ethiopia

New research in Ethiopia has revealed that trainings run by the EYW programme are helping young people to develop their skills and earn an income – and much more besides.…

Tackling gender-based violence together with local communities

The UN’s annual 16 days of Activism campaign took place from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, Human Rights Day. Throughout…

Economic empowerment is not just about employment

When talking about economic empowerment, you might think of money, jobs, employment and entrepreneurship. These things are not wrong, but the list is incomplete. The issue may be more complicated…

Learning for a brighter tomorrow

Inspired by the Global Learning Event, the EYW team in Ethiopia is helping to put young people at the heart of climate-friendly businesses and to play a positive role in…

It is women’s business: mobilizing young women

During the Global Learning Event in Ethiopia of the Empower Youth for Work (EYW) program, 4 young participants of the program shared their story. They are entrepreneurs and some are part…

Karibu sana: The Tanzanian E-Motive experience

I learned a lot from the exchange visit to Tanzania. In one sentence: youth need capacity-building training intensively and continuously.’ Abdinassar Hassen, Project Officer in EYW’s implementing partner, Somali region,…

Fatuma dreams to start her own bus company

I have a dream… to have my own bus company Lured by the promise of a better life overseas, Fatuma found herself ruthlessly exploited as a housemaid. She told us…

A Story from Qararu – Kediro’s Dream

I have a dream… to start my own health clinic" Kediro was just 15 when he found out he was going to be a dad. Now aged 25 and a…

A voice for the voiceless

This is a story of how training and mentorship by the Empower Youth for Work project has given Rufo Dekebo the chance to sharpen her skills as a youth reporter…

Ethiopia year 2 overview

The second year of Empower Youth for Work in Ethiopia the project has focused on forming youth groups and strengthening Small and medium enterprises. In addition, the have been finalized with the relevant…