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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…

Global overview Year 2

Knowledge, skills and self-confidence are the basis of empowering youth to take control of their own futures. Through targeted trainings, Oxfam and our local partners have built the agency and…

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.…

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…

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.…

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),…

International Youth Day celebration in Ethiopia

Young men and women in Ethiopia’s Somali and Oromia Regional states commemorated International Youth Day (IYD) by a variety of events. The commemorations took place from 10th of August till…

Practitioners review: How Youth initiatives influence Public Policy

As part of the Empower Youth for Work program and YAC Learning Community, a review process has been conducted to increase our understanding how youth initiatives can influence public policy.…

Kedir’s story

I recently attended a workshop organised by the Empower Youth for Work project. I and my fellow youngsters in our localities have so many challenges, including unemployment. Two years ago…

Webinar How Youth initiatives influence Public Policy

Ronald van Moorten facilitated the webinar through with further moderation and technical support by Lien van Mellaert and Louise Alves AN ACADEMIC LITERATURE REVIEW Young people are the driving force…