AgriProFocus RD Congo

Agribusiness pour le Développement

Depuis le 1er Avril passé le réseau AgriProFocus en RD Congo est fermé. Après avoir été active en DR Congo depuis Novembre 2012, c’est à dire pendant plus de 5 ans, AgriProFocus a du fermé son bureau et a terminé la coordination des activités du réseau dans le pays.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
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Présentation du projet SES4Food à l’ambassadeur des Pays-Bas et à son équipe ainsi qu'à un groupe de partenaires de l'ambassade des Pays-Bas dont le Réseau AgriProFocus Mali.

L’ambassade des Pays-Bas au Mali a accueilli ce vendredi 20 Avril 2018, un atelier animé par Mme Margreet, portant sur le lancement du projet SES4Food .

Margreet van der Pijl travaille depuis décembre 2017 pour l'Institut des Nations Unies pour la formation et la recherche (UNITAR). Au sein de l'UNITAR, une dynamique est en cours pour lancer un programme sur le soutien à l'entrepreneuriat social et la sécurité alimentaire (SES4Food), concept issu d'une cartographie, menée en 2016 en tant qu'entrepreneur social pour la Plateforme de connaissance alimentaire et commerciale de 7 pays: http://knowledge4food.net/mapping-social-entrepreneurs-food-value-chains-within-supporting-ecosystems/

Cet atelier fut l'occasion pour les différentes structures actives sur la thématique "Entrepreneuriat Jeune" d'échanger et aussi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 20 April 2018 at 07:41

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation — Pitch AgriHack 2018


The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launches the Pitch AgriHack 2018. The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”. The competition is open to both male and female founders and co-founders of e-agri startups offering digital services to the agricultural sector. Applicants must be aged between 18 to 35 years and need to be nationals and residents of African, Caribbean or Pacific countries. 50% of finalists will be women founders or co-founders of startups. Up to nine winning companies will receive a cash prize of up to € 15 thousand each. The deadline for registration is 21 May 2018.

#Pitch AgriHack will:
[1] provide a business training boot camp to selected start-ups
[2] conduct a pitching competition
[3] offer grants and facilitate a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 20 April 2018 at 07:26

Orange Telecom — Orange Social Venture Prize 2018

The Orange Social Venture Prize is awarded to entrepreneurs and start-up organizations that make innovative use of ICTs in agriculture, energy, and other fields of development. The geographical focus is Africa and the Middle East. Prizes range from €10 thousand to €25 thousand, plus professional support for a period of six months. The eligible countries are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem Rep Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tunisia. The registration deadline is 31 May 2018. 

http://entrepreneurclub.orange.com/en/social-venture-prize-2018.html

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 16 April 2018 at 05:31

Hello, my name is Ruby Ross CEO and MD of organic agri product distribution in the Pilippines, we are currently looking for distribution partners across the globe for our latest Japanese Technology Microbial Inoculant for Farming crops, aquaculture, poultry and livestock including waste management. Please find below product flier. Kindly email us at rrmaribao35@gmail.com or contact us at whatsapp line +639499942114 should you be interested in this venture. Thank you. God Bless. I am currently in Nigeria expanding market, you may also reach me at +2348183002288. you may also check our facebook page: www.facebook.com/classnuniqueglobal Hope to hear from you! 

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear ruby ross maribao, thanks for sharing the opportunity with us!As i see you are normally working in west Africa, so are you also interested to run your business in east Africa?

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Godfrey Ssekabira Interested but want to know more how the distribution/marketier partnership works. let me whatpp u using my whattpp ( +256787864835) or email sekabilagodfrey@yahoo.com.

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 April 2018 at 11:08

La fermeture du réseau AgriProFocus en RD Congo

Depuis le 1er Avril passé le réseau AgriProFocus en RD Congo est fermé. Après avoir été active en DR Congo depuis Novembre 2012, c’est à dire pendant plus de 5 ans, AgriProFocus a du fermé son bureau et a terminé la coordination des activités du réseau dans le pays.

AgriProFocus a été lancé à l'initiative des membres néerlandais. Pendant ces plus de 5 ans AgriProFocus en DRC à pu jouer un rôle important dans la promotion de l’entrepreneuriat agricole dans l’Est du Congo. Cependant, malgré le fait que le réseau à bien pu s'enraciner dans la terre de l’Est du Congo, maintenir le fonctionnement du réseau dans un pays nécessite l'engagement programmatique et financier des partenaires néerlandais d'abord. Et ces derniers nous les avons perdu graduellement pendant les dernières années. Au fil du temps nos membres néerlandais se sont retirés dans la mesure où notre mandat est réellement réduit et les ressources fin

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Rolf Schinkel Merci beaucoup Emmanuel!Merci beaucoup chèrs partenaires au Congo!

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NIYONKURU Albert Désolé, il faut revoir votre mandat et rester, MerciAu fil du temps nos membres néerlandais se sont retirés dans la mesure où notre mandat est réellement réduit et les ressources fin

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Guylaine Muhindo Mwamini Nous remercions le réseau AgriProFocus pour le travail abattu en RDC, ce réseau a stimulé l'esprit entrepreneurial des plusieurs jeunes dans le secteur agricol. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 03:46

AgriProFocus members' response to Dutch policy consultation! 

In reaction to the online consultation for the upcoming policy Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

On February 22, 2018 the newly installed Dutch Rutte-III government opened an online civil consultation to feed into its upcoming policy brief that will guide Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (FT&DC) in the coming years.

All (inter)national partners active in this field were warmly invited by Minister Kaag to share their ideas and knowledge. In particular civil society organizations, enterprises and related sector organizations operating in Dutch partner countries, cities and regions with international ambitions and knowledge institutes are invited.

AgriProFocus members have provided their input:

- Jointly, the AgriProFocus policy working group developed a clear set of recommendations for Dutch policy. This will be the basis for dialogue with the Ministries and other stakeholders in the coming months. https:/

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 03:08

Food & Business Knowledge Platform newsletter April 2018

In the April newsletter you will find new studies and reports of meetings, including:

- the first podcast on Feeding Cities
- the study “Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs”
by Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus and ICCO Cooperation, and supported by the F&BKP, 
- the report by KIT/Royal Tropical Institute 'Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways: key insights from a gender analysis of impact evaluation design.'
- the results of the Knowledge Portal survey
- the input by the F&BKP knowledge brokers to the consultation of Minister Kaag ("Continue investing in a solid knowledge base for Food and Nutrition Security results").
- upcoming events including the foodFIRST conference “Team up with African Agripreneurs” , which takes place on June 1, 2018 in Utrecht. The F&BKP is co-organizing two workshops: “Private sector coalitions to feed African cities” (with MVO Nederland) and “Youth and agriprene

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks for sharing with us Nicole Metz, a lot of helpful news!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 March 2018 at 01:11

Applied Research Projects

Special newsletter with updates on projects financed from the Applied Research Fund (ARF-1), facilitated by Food & Business Knowledge Platform and NWO/WOTRO

The projects funded by the ARF tackle challenges related to Food and Nutrition Security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. They all stem from the knowledge and innovation needs of farmers, practitioners and policymakers. The research-driven innovations support new tools and technologies for Food and Nutrition Security that should ultimately benefit the world’s most vulnerable people. 

Follow this link: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-special-arf-01/

masseni sanogo je suis sur la finition de mon plan d'affaire. Merci.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 30 March 2018 at 10:37

PROJET D'APPUI DE LA BANQUE MONDIALE AUX MPMEs EN RDC

La Banque Mondiale envisage de mettre en œuvre un programme de soutien au développement des Micro, Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (MPMEs) en RDC. Ce programme dont le montant devrait s’élever à 100 millions de dollars américains concernera les MPMEs aussi bien du secteur formel qu’informel.

Les villes ciblées par le programme sont Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma et Matadi. Le programme portera une attention particulière au soutien des jeunes entrepreneurs (20-35 ans) et des femmes entrepreneures.

Afin de participer à l’étude préliminaire visant à identifier les potentiels bénéficiaires du programme, déterminer les critères de leur sélection et à recueillir les contraintes pesant sur l’écosystème entrepreneurial, les cabinets Deloitte et Target SARL mandatés par la Banque mondiale, invitent les entreprises et startups (formelles et informelles) à bien vouloir participer aux enquêtes d’identification entre le 20

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 25 March 2018 at 09:01

 SIGNATURE DU PROTOCOLE D’ACCORD  ENTRE  LE GOUVERNEMENT DE SON ALTESSE SERENISSIME LE PRINCE DE MONACO  ETLE MINISTERE DE LA PROMOTION DE L’INVESTISSEMENT ET DU SECTEUR PRIVE POUR LA MISE EN ŒUVRE DU PROJET ENTREPRENEURIAT AGRICOLE JEUNE

                                                          PROJET ENTREPRENEURIAT AGRICOLE JEUNE

Ce vendredi 23 Mars 2018, la salle de conférence du Ministère de la promotion des investissements et du secteur privé a servi de cadre d'une importante cérémonie de signature en presence des partenaires de mise en oeuvre du projet et surtout le Coordinateur National du réseau AgriProFocus Mali.

Le présent Protocole d’Accord a pour objet de définir les

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou Bon vent pour le Réseau AgriProFocus Mali dans la mise en oeuvre du Projet Entrepreneuriat Agricole Jeune.

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Dramane TOUNKARA Toutes mes félicitations et plein succès au projet en faveur des jeunes ruraux

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Akibodé Djodji Merci  chers MAHAMANE et Dramane

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Guylaine Muhindo Mwamini Félicitation au Réseau AgriProFocus Mali et courage pour ce travail que vous faites dans le secteur de entrepreneuriat des jeunes 

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FAO Agroecology Symposium

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  03 April 2018 to 05 April 2018 - All Day Event
  Rome

There is a broad consensus that agroecology can be instrumental in achieving a wide range of policy, environmental and food security targets, from sustainability related goals to the reduction of rural poverty.

Building on the 1st International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, held in Rome in 2014, and the subsequent regional seminars organized in 2015 and 2016, FAO will host the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2018.

This second symposium aim at moving agroecology from dialogue to activities at the regional and country level by providing an opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences, while discussing policies and actions that can support agroecology in achieving the SDGs and accompany the decade of Family Farming.

The Symposium will take a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary approach. About 400 participants are expected to attend, from policy-mak

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 22 March 2018 at 07:23

BUSINESS IDEAS FOR BEGINNERS IN FERTILIZER INDUSTRY

Small entrepreneurs have many opportunities that they can explore successfully, all they need a is a great business idea. All good business ideas do not require spending of greater funds but surely need to be well researched before you take a plunge. However, make sure that you give your time and have some clever marketing plans in place to get a good start.

Small scale compost fertilizer business play a big role in the economic development of a developing country like India. Additionally, entry level organic fertilizer production business is easy to start and run primarily because of less infrastructure cost.

The success of a small business largely depends on choosing the right niche. You need to figure out the gap where big players are not playing.

Some of the most lucrative business opportunity sectors at present are light engineering, agro-based, packaging, retail, healthcare, paper, food processing, rubber, leather, chemical, and agroche

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 21 March 2018 at 10:59

Bonjour à tous,

Dans mon programme de bachelor "International Land and Water Management" (Gestion de l'eau et du sol) à "Wageningen University & Research" dans les Pays-Bas, je voudrais faire un stage de 3,5 mois à un pays Francophone ce Septembre. Dans mon bachelor, j'ai recherché la connexion entre des techniques agronomique et l'usage de ces techniques par des gens dans une sense culturelle. J'ai fait des courses sur l'irrigation, la dégradation du sol, l'economie ecologique, la cultivation des plantes et un minor d'un semestre dans la Science de l'Information Géographique (GIS). ​Est-ce que vous avez des possibilités pour des stages dans un pays Francophone? Je peux bien assister des réchercheurs, particulièrement avec les systèmes de l'information géographique, mais je suis aussi interessé par l'assainissement des sols, project de "reforestation" et l'agriculture urbaine. J’ai attaché mon résumé, pour ce moment c’est en Anglais, si vous voulez je le traduit

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Max Steenbrink Bonjour monsieur Djodji, merci beaucoup de partager mon CV! Si vous avez des réponses ou des questions pour moi, vous pouvez aussi m'envoyer un email à max.steenbrink@wur.nl. Merci!

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Wallace HOUEGBELO cher amis Max Steenbrink  je pense que avec ton cv tu  peu trouvé un lieu de stage au BENIN si tu le désire contacte moi a l'adresse carelvital@gmail ou ecris moi via hatsap +22996583243

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Akibodé Djodji Cher Max Steenbrink , Le Centre Agro-Industriel de Loulo vient de m'informer que vous etes en discussion pour un stage, alos bonne chance et tenez nous informé de la suite.Merci et bonne journée

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Max Steenbrink Cher Akibodé, un certain Richard Agbohounnon de l'ONG ADS-Benin m'envoyé un email, est-ce qu'il travaille pour le Centre Agro-Industriel de Loulo?

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 21 March 2018 at 08:46

Orange Knowledge Programme(OKP) : APPEL A CANDIDATURE POUR DES BOURSES DE MASTERS ET COURS DE COURTE DUREE

Etes vous intéressé par un master ou cours de coure durée? NUFFIC à travers son programme Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) lance un appel à candidature pour les personnes intéressés par une bourse néerlandaise pour un Master ou cours de courte durée.

Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur le site de NUFFIC https://www.nuffic.nl/en/capacity-building/orange-knowledge.

Ces bourses sont uniquement ouvertes pour des personnes déjà en activité professionnelle.

Avant d'envoyer votre candidature vérifier que vous remplissez les critères d' éligibilité ci dessous:

Pour être éligible un candidat nommé:

- doit être professionnel (employé) et national, et travailler et vivre dans l'un des pays de la liste des pays OKP; 

- doit avoir une déclaration de l'employeur conforme au format fourni par Nuffic. Toutes les informations doivent être fournies et tous les engage

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME thanks  for sharing with us ELYSE MUHORAKEYE

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Niyomwungere Bonaventure Merci de l'information Mais j'ai une question , pourquoi ce master est pour les fonctionnaires

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 March 2018 at 03:52

Wageningen University in the Netherlands is looking for you to join their Foodathon event and submit a challenge!

This year Wageningen University & Research is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. They have organised many activities one of which is the Foodathon. The Foodathon is an e-conference and part of the international conference “Towards zero hunger, creating partnerships for impact”on August 30-31. In this 36-hours event, teams of students and other young professionals will work together and will be guided by a mentor, and supported by the knowledge of various experts. You can join them! In this setting, you will create solutions for local challenges, related to the theme “Food Systems”. As such, you will exchange knowledge, share experiences and work interactively with SDG2. At the end of the Foodathon, a solutions market is organised, where the teams have the opportunity to meet companies and organisations who will be interested in kick-starting the most promising solutions.

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GOOD JOEL hi, nice to meet up with u and l like it , well am ready to join you while  am in Uganda distance is not barrier currently finalizing  my research projects in management of payroll, why organizations need payroll other than manual payroll methods, am ending my research in may then move to the rural area to start farming projects but unfortunately no fund for me to start  am trying to look around for some start-up funds.we are experiencing winter season and right now communities are planting as we experience rainy season. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON,THNKS

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Leopold Heneriko Thank you Anne Maries for following. Welcome Tz

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ugo sam Nwabuisi nice opportunity.what are the conditions precedent to participation. could we offer same to members of YESAA-YOUTH ENTREPRENSURSHIP SOCIETY FOR AGRIBUSINESS ADVANACEMENT- www.yesaa.org.).

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ugo sam Nwabuisi contact me. ugosam08@gmail.com

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Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Sam, for more info you can contact Wageningen University! Check the link in the article for the conditions: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Sustainable-development-goals/SDG-Conference-Towards-Zero-Hunger-18-August-2017/E-conference-1/Foodathon-Call-for-Challenges/Guidelines-for-submission-of-challenges.htm

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Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 April 2018 - 09:00 to 27 April 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services

Event: Establishing and strengthening farmer organizations Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 23rd - 27th April 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Farmers’ organization’s-FOs represent farmers’ own interests. They have emerged as a result of Farmers own, real expressed needs. They are effective channels of communication between the member-farmers. Without them, a situation of isolated voices would arise, that lack coordination and general power to affect the behavior of agricultural service providers. Farmer organizations, therefore, need to be strengthened. FO’s, for instance, do not have access to diverse sources of income, in some instances, there are no core cultural or economic activities that bind their members, FO’s in certain instances do not have access to capacity-building support, they sometimes operate in unfriendly institutional environment (lack of supportive legislation, no formal recognition). They tend to be

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Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 April 2018 - 09:00 to 27 April 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services

Event: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 23rd - 27th April 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development are the best hope for reviving weak world economies. Entrepreneurs cannot do it alone; they need an enabling environment in which their business can grow. This course is designed to give insights into the basic requirements for increasing the level of entrepreneurship in communities at local and national levels.

In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Agriculture and food security activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations to support efforts in improving survival rates of Agribusinesses that currently have a high rate of failure, (I.e. 70 to 80 per cent of new businesses end their operations in their first year. And of those that survive, only half remain in business af

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 March 2018 at 09:21

Apply for the Young Women Transform Prize: Prizes of $15,000 to $35,000 to youth-led or youth-serving organizations in LMICs

Enabling Youth-Led Economic Empowerment 

How to apply: here

Sector: Gender & Youth

Deadline: 30th April, 2018 Washington D.C. local time

The Challenge

The 1.8 billion young people in the world today represent the largest youth population in history. In many parts of the world, youth lack opportunities for education and meaningful employment; an estimated 21 percent of youth are neither employed nor enrolled in education or training opportunities leaving these youth disaffected and with little hope for their future prospects.

Youth unemployment disproportionally affects young women. Globally, only 37 percent of young women participate in the labor force, compared to 54 percent of young men. When young women are excluded from economic opportunities, gender inequality is reinforced and they are less able to invest in their own health, education and safety – and that

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