Youth employment is without question one of the critical challenges facing Somalia on its path to stability and economic recovery. This report gives the reader a short overview of the Joint Programme on Youth Employment (JPYE) that was initiated by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in partnership with the UN.
The FGS-UN Joint Programme recognizes the potential of Somalia’s youth as agents of change for economic growth and social development. This Joint Programme aims to capitalize on recent security, governance and reconciliation achievements by expanding employment opportunities for young men and women in Somalia. This is to be achieved through value chain development, vocational and enterprise training and creation and rehabilitation of infrastructure through labor intensive employment methods. The joint youth employment programme is a frontline intervention of the FGS to achieve rapid results under Peace and State-building Goal 4, Economic Foundations.
Branch/Office: Youth and Livelihood unit, Urban Economy Branch