WHEN? 23rd of January 2019, 16:00 - 18:00 hours (walk-in 15h30-16h)
WHERE? CTA Office, Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands.
WHO? YOUTH - professionals - YOUTH - members - YOUTH - stakeholders - YOUTH
The AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with the F&BKP, facilitates the fifth Community of Practice (CoP) around Youth in Agribusiness and food systems. The aim is to exchange our knowledge, share experiences and jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful in agrifood sectors and to have their voices heard among decision makers.
Young people struggle to make the transition from education to work to become financially independent. A growing aspiration gap lays bare the friction between economic realities and what it means for youth to be gainfully employed or a success... Read more
Activating youngsters for local challenges with a broader impact.
U bent uitgenodigd op 16 oktober van 15.00u tot 18.00u voor het #Youth4change event bij RVO in Den Haag (Prinses Beatrixlaan 2), de kick-off van de One Young World Summit 2018.
Aanmelden voor het #Youth4change kan via deze link: #Youth4Change.
Na het welkomstwoord van de directeur RVO Tjerk Opmeer start de paneldiscussie waar we het thema jongerenwerkgelegenheid zullen bespreken. Het is een interactieve discussie, met veel ruimte voor opmerkingen van het publiek. Na een uur vat de moderator de discussie samen en zal de borrel beginnen.
De panelleden zijn:
- Hans Docter, Directeur Directie Duurzame Economische Ontwikkeling, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken
- Diipa Khosla, social media influencer
- Beatrice Maneshi, Founder Catalystas
- Adnane Addioui, Young Leader Marokko
- Ramiro Gomes Monteiro, Young Leader Nederland
- Moderator: Theodore Klouvas, Orange Corners Africa
What: #Yo... Read more
What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed during the Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.
The insights from both Edukans and SNV confirm that it is difficult to pinpoint to a direct effect of skills training and education on migration decisions, as there are so many influencing... Read more
On September 11, the AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with the F&BKP, facilitates the fourth Community of Practice (CoP) around Youth in Agribusiness and food systems, entitled “Youth, Employment and Migration – Understanding the relations between jobs, skilled youth and migration”. The aim is to exchange knowledge, share experiences and jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful in agrifood sectors and to have their voices heard among decision makers.
Mitigating the root causes of migration dominates todays Dutch development policy. The assumption is that job creation and education in low income countries will prevent youth from moving to Europe. The tendency to frame development policies with the objective to ‘stop migration’ is international. The European Union released numerous calls for proposals which aim to reduce... Read more
President Yoweri Museveni has urged the youth in the country to wake up and contribute to the development of Uganda so that they are able to come out of poverty and joblessness. The President was this afternoon addressing the National Youth Council meeting at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Conference Hall at Lugogo in Kampala.
“I want the youth to wake up so that we develop our country in order to come out of poverty and joblessness,”
President Museveni said. He asked the youth to familiarize themselves with the ideology and strategy of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) as this will make it easy for them and him to work together.
Museveni encouraged the young people to form groups and undertake different production activities with a view to adding value to products made locally in the country as a way of reducing import expenses.
Full story here... Read more
Youth unemployment in many parts of Africa is soaring, and especially out of school youth in rural areas are a vulnerable group. SNV’s Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) project realized employment for almost 16,000 young people, using a so called push-match-pull approach. Sixteen thousand young people, and every one of them stands for a person who started up their life and gained purpose. A final report by an independent evaluator has now confirmed that push-, match pull works. But, what is it? And why does it work?
Live discussion on "Whether agribusiness can be the major sector for income generation and employment of the Youth in Uganda."
The thrilling discussion, live on the Hangout conversation platform; will be moderated by AgriProFocus Uganda Network Facilitator- Richard Mugisha.
Aim of the discussion is to jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful agripreneurs in the agri-food sector and to have their voices heard among decision makers.
The discussion will further identify current knowledge needs on agribusiness in order to stimulate more synergy in this field and to create a coherent knowledge agenda for further follow-up during the National Youth Symposium to be held on July 20th 2018.
Youth members, members in organisations who are involved in working with youth, are invited to join the discussion(on Hangout) and to take the the opportunity to:
Share your recent work on youth in agribusiness.
Give input and feedback on the work of others.
Identify key questions... Read more
Are you passionate about getting Agribusiness word around ? Join our AgriProFocus Zambia team as Marketing and Communication Facilitator. This role supports the team to build and effective multi-stakeholder platform that promotes our core mission of making agribusiness work for development. The nature of the role dictates vibrancy, energy, self-drive and creativity.
AgriProFocus facilitated Dr. Alula Pankhurst Presentation on Rural Youth Dev. & Entrepreneurship
On June 1st 2017, a fireside chat event organized by AgriProFocus and BlueMoon Ethiopia was held at BlueMoon Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa.
Dr Alula Pankhurst and Catherine Dom provided their insights on youth transformation to adulthood and independence, Young women’s economic participation and successful youth entrepreneurship.
Please find the power point slides here
Some highlights from the presentation:
Work & community transitions: unleashing youth potential
• Youth work transitions affected by limited land access, un(der)employment leading to tensions between generation and siblings
• Non-agricultural youth cooperatives more successful; youth cooperatives faced problems of credit, training, leadership, management and compe... Read more
Ato Matias Asefa of the FDRE Ministry of Youth and Sport shared some of the achievements in terms of youth and employment in GTP I, and some of the targets for youth and agribusiness in GTP II . Please find attached the pdf of this presentation, which was shared with the AgriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Platform on September 16, 2016, in Addis Abeba.
Of note, "Youth constitute 70% of the population of the country. Every year, 2 million people become 'youth' (ages 15-29) in Ethiopia."
In GTP II the government aims to create 3.5 million on-farm employment opportunities, and engage 2.8 million youth in off farm activities over the next five years.
The ministry expressed great willingness to collaborate with other actors to maximally achieve the plans for youth and agribusiness employment set forth in GTP II.
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO‘s efforts — to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all: and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations. The FAO Representation in Uganda would like to recruit consultants to support its projects as follows;
Announcement No: FRUGA/01/SPGSIII/16
Position: Consultant training needs assessment
Duty station: Kampala, Uganda
Type of Contract
Starting date: October, 2016
Duration: 35 working days spread over three months (Oct-Dec 2016)
Deadline for Application: 1.00 pm on the 30th September 2016
Full Job details here
How to A... Read more
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) is a Public International Organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC is recruiting staff for an upcoming 4-year REACH-Uganda Project, to be funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Kampala. IFDC is recruiting for the following positions;
Position 1: Office Assistant (s)
Duty station: Kampala, Mbale and Kabale
Full Job details here
Position 2: National Potato Coordinator- UGANDA
Duty station: SW regional office, with travel to
both Mbale and Kampala
Full Job details here
Position 3: Regional Coordinator for the REACH-Uganda Project
Reports to: Deputy Chief of party
Duty stati... Read more
The Hunger Project has been working in Uganda since 1999 and is currently empowering community partners in different areas to end their own hunger and poverty. Through its integrated approach to rural development, The Hunger Project is working with community partners to successfully access the basic services needed to lead lives of self-reliance and achieve internationally agreed-upon markers of success, such as the Millennium Development Goals.
The Hunger Project seeks to hire the services of an ambitious, competent and highly motivated Ugandan to fill the following job vacancy;
Position 1: Credit Officer
Reports to: Microfinance Program Officer
Duty station: Kampala Head Office
Starting date: To be communicated
Status: Full time on 2 year renewable contracts
Deadline for Application: 15th July, 2016
Find Job details here
How to Apply
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile,... Read more
ZOA Uganda is an International Christian Non-Governmental Organisation for Humanitarian and Rehabilitation Assistance. Our mission is to restore the livelihoods of returnees in Northern Uganda who are affected by warfare, conflict or natural disaster. We operate in fifteen countries in Africa and Asia. The Uganda Programme started its programme implementation in Pader district in September 2007. The project activities concentrate on Food security and agricultural livelihoods/ economic development, education, and water and sanitation, in close cooperation with counterpart structures.
We wish to recruit for the following position:
Deadline: 8th July, 2016
Duty station: Nwoya/Anaka
Reports to: Administrator/Management
Starting date: To be communicated after interviews
Find Job details here
How to apply
ZOA Uganda is looking for personalities who are able to integrate and express Christian values in re... Read more
AVSI Foundation is an International NGO which has been operating in Uganda since 1984, implementing various programmes in Health, HIV/AIDS, Disability, Education, Food Security, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Nutrition.
AVSI is implementing a 5 year project titled “Skilling Youths for Employment in Agribusiness (SKY)” which is funded by the Royal Dutch Embassy in Uganda. The goal of the project is to enhance sustainable creation of employment of youths in the agribusiness sector.
Avsi is looking to hire;
Title: Private Sector Development Specialist – SKY Project - 1 position
Duty Station: Based in Kampala, Uganda
Find job details here
A convincing cover letter, accompanied with an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating 3 work-related referees, plus copies of relevant certificates, should be addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, AVSI Foundation, P.O.Box 6785, Kampala, Uganda and sent to hr.ka... Read more
Watch the integral video of last week's INCLUDE-AfDB panel at #AfDBAM2016 on 'Jobs for women and young people'. The panel is related to the work of the Dutch Knowledge platform on Inclusiveness 'Include' which is involved in research and Knowledge sharing regarding on employment challenges in LMICs. They have partnered with Africa Development Bank to prepare this side event at the Bank's Annual Meeting.
Position: Finance Business Partner
Deadline: 3rd May, 2016
Interviews: 9th May, 2016
An excellent opportunity has arisen within Send a Cow for an enthusiastic and committed to join our friendly team.
You will be responsible for:
This role demands a proactive and self-confident individual with empathy for Send a Cow’s Christian values and foundation.
Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close on the 3rd of May at 9:00am. So get your skates on.
To apply please downlo... Read more
My organization (www.kadafrica.org) is searching for a trained agronomist with at least 3 years work experience, we are looking for a hands on person who has experience managing a big team of workers and is not afraid to get their hands dirty. He/she must be a stand up and responsible candidate with good references (we will check all references provided). The candidate should be trustworthy and good at record keeping and monitoring managerial system. Please email your CV and Cover letter to: email@example.com