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Innovative programme to improve employment and income outcomes for young people

Published on May 08, 2015

African Development Bank's Special Envoy on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, has cautioned that joblessness among young people is one of the most pressing social, economic and political challenges facing Africa in the 21st Century. She was speaking at a Consultative Workshop organised by the Bank's Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department in collaboration with the Office of the Special Envoy on Gender and the Human Development Department. The objective of the workshop was deliberate on a proposed innovative programme titled "Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment for Youth in African Agriculture (ENABLE Youth)". Once developed, the programme will be implemented in 20 Regional Member Countries of the Bank under the coordination of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Read more. Source | allAfrica