Ilídio Caifaz, IYF’s Country Director in Mozambique, is charged with bringing about change.
Not to be relegated as a thing of the past, apprenticeships represent a critical opportunity for the United States to fill its middle skills jobs gap.
Why did Thumeka choose motor mechanics? “I just love everything about it,” says the 20-year-old graduate of the College of Cape Town.
While knowledge is growing and solutions exist, too little dialogue is taking place between nations on how best to connect youth to supportive mentors and institutions.
One resolution to the problem of youth financial inclusion in East Africa lies in slowly changing youth’s and banks’ perceptions of self-employment and loans.
A new whiteboard animation describes IYF's approach to youth development, including an emphasis on future-proof skills.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, nearly 70 percent of youth have jobs but earn less than $2 a day.
We had always planned to offer entrepreneurship toolkits, but along the way we learned valuable lessons about how best to provide them.
Strong new evidence underscores the necessity of increasing investment in youth economic opportunity. The recently released International Labour Organization (ILO) World Employment and Social Outlook for Youth 2016 report shows youth unemployment on the rise. According to the ILO, a lower than expected global growth rate, the lowest in developing countries in more than a decade, will leave an addition half million young people unemployed. The report points out that at least four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be reached much more easily if young people are employed in stable jobs.
For young people around the world, the term 'sustainability' doesn't just apply to the environment.