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Gutema from Ethiopia is chasing a childhood dream

Ever since he was a little boy, Gutema dreamed of running his own restaurant. With support from the Empower Youth for Work project, this determined young man is finally turning…

Pabon in Bangladesh is demanding for social support for all

Young entrepreneurs have been hit hard by the Covid crisis in Bangladesh. Many had to close their businesses because of the lockdown, but government support is difficult to obtain. Young…

International Youth Day in Ethiopia 2020

In Ethiopia, the EYW team and HAVOYOCO marked International Youth Day 2020 with a panel discussion on the theme ‘Youth Employment and Decent Work – Now and Later’. The aim…

International Youth Day in Bangladesh 2020

Oxfam in Bangladesh, young people and partners observed International Youth Day 2020 with a wide range of activities. These reflected the overarching theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action”; they also…

International Youth Day in Pakistan 2020

In Pakistan, as in the other EYW countries, International Youth Day 2020 provided an opportunity for young people to come together to discuss the future of work. Young women and…

International Youth Day in Indonesia 2020

Online working groups on International Youth Day provided a valuable opportunity for young people to contribute to the discussion on the Future of Work and to talk directly to decision…

Innovation hubs: A pilot from Pakistan

A youth hub is a physical space where rural youth can come together for various activities, such as digital and life skills trainings, discussions and access to finance. Through youth…

Apprenticeships: A pilot from Ethiopia

This pilot aims to develop youth apprenticeship schemes, with a focus on women-friendly sectors. Employers are encouraged to provide apprenticeships that include skill-building opportunities, guidance, counselling and decent work opportunities.…

Mobile BDS: A pilot from Ethiopia

This pilot aims to provide need-based business development services (BDS) and trainings to youth-led small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the semi-urban and rural areas of Ethiopia. Its mobile delivery is…

Dual apprenticeships: A pilot from Bangladesh

The Dual Apprenticeship Model (DAM) involves both industry experience and training institutions to develop a balanced training program. Employers provide on-the-job practical skills training, while institutions provide theoretical training to…

Dishari Youth Hub: A pilot from Bangladesh

A youth hub is a physical space where rural youth can come together for various activities, such as skill trainings, discussions, access to resources and more. Through youth groups, young…

Needs-based modules: A pilot from Ethiopia

This pilot aims to provide quality and youth-friendly training, teaching and learning materials (TTLM) on topics that are relevant to local market demand, such as vocational and agricultural topics. It…

Climate-smart village: A pilot from Bangladesh

A climate-smart village (CSV) is a youth-led model for climate change adaptation, mitigation and resilience. Initiated in Bangladesh in 2019, the project aims to develop youth skills while ensuring better…

Community-based tourism: A pilot from Indonesia

Community-based tourism (CBT) is an approach that enables young people and the community to preserve their natural and cultural heritage while making a living through tourism. What makes this pilot…

Rural youth hubs: a pilot from Indonesia

A youth hub is a youth group that have a common goal and share a community feeling. Not all hubs have a physical space but all do meet up regularly.…