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Mentorship: a lantern of hope

Many women in Pakistan want to master the world by starting a business. 86% of them are eager to learn new skills, preferably in the non-traditional areas of work. However, taking the few first steps can be extremely challenging. One way…

Youth empowerment extends beyond mere employment

Meet Fareeha Ali Yahya. This 26 year old is the new Media and Communications Officer at Oxfam in Pakistan. Together with her team she joined the three-day Influencing Strategy Development…

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…

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…

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…

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),…

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.…

Celebrating International Youth Day 2017 Pakistan

To mark International Youth Day 2017, Oxfam in Pakistan celebrated young people and their achievements on August 10, in Islamabad. We were joined by over 300 young people, policymakers, government…

Kainat’s story

I am one of the members of the village youth group formed in my Union Council in Jamshoro district in Sindh, Pakistan. I have been coming to the group meetings…

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…

Annual report year 1

We have submitted the first annual report, and we would like to update you on the Empower Youth for Work project. What have we done so far, what is new…