UNCDF YouthStart is engaging in a series of case studies dedicated to highlighting the achievements of youth who have benefited from the programme since its launch. After the case study series, YouthStart Team will share a new video to give all stakeholders a first-hand view of how the opportunity to access financial and non-financial services can be a contributing factor for youth empowerment. Below is a story of Ibrahim, a 27-year-old young man from Burkina Faso who saved money to launch his business. Watch the video here.
The World Food Programme (WFP)’s Tech for Food was one of the 5 winners of the ‘Innovate for Refugees,’ competition organised by the MIT Enterprise Forum for the Pan Arab region. Tech for Food empowers vulnerable communities in Iraq and Lebanon, with a special focus on youth and women by providing them with the digital skills that they need to find remote work with global tech companies over the internet. This gives them an opportunity for empowerment towards a brighter future. The programme has impacted the lives of 3,000 people and aims to reach 100,000 people over the next 5 years. More.
The ILO Taqeem impact report entitled “Promoting Youth Employment and Empowerment of Young Women in Jordan” contributes to building consensus around the role of evidence-based active labour market policies (ALMPs) in promoting decent jobs for youth and empowerment of young women in Jordan. The report identifies key barriers faced by young people in Jordan in their efforts to enter the labour market. The report also compares the current landscape of ALMPs for young people with global good practices as well as barriers which are specific to Jordan. The report concludes with recommendations for policy-makers and programme implementers. Read it here.