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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…

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…

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…

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?…

The importance of role models

I like to be authentic. I like to think I am original, and have creative ideas. As a thinker, a reader, a writer, I tend to think that working in…