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oct
16

#Youth4change

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 October 2018, 15:00-18:00
  den Haag

#Youth4change

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


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Posted 21 September 2018 at 09:31

Posted by Rolf Schinkel in Inclusive Agribusiness 21 September 2018 at 09:31

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?

Understanding the relations between jobs and skilled youth in agriculture and migration

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

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Natasha Marbun Hi, my name is NatashaI'm from in indonesiaI want to ask, how can we especially young people help develop agriculture? as is known Indonesia is rich in natural resources, as well as feed crops, but Indonesia is still export from abroad, what is the right way to develop agriculture, especially in the field of agribusiness? Thankyou

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MUBARAK INUWA Rolf Schinkel.It is unanimously believed that youth migration, mostly happened in poor nations of the world.This is due to the fact that youth, need to upgrade their life condition from local to more socialised better condition of life, where they would have an affluent life with every social infrastructure.This is not possible without job opportunity-Provision of employment to youth, would led them life upgrading to receive better education in more complex societies,where after graduation they would obtain a white collar job to purchase their life needs.

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 21 September 2018 at 09:23

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?

Understanding the relations between jobs and skilled youth in agriculture and migration

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

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Kenneth Opige I agree with this article like in Uganda there are many qualified youths but the potential to begin their own initiative is a prime challenge 

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sep
11

Youth, Employment and Migration understanding the relations

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  11 September 2018, 16:00-18:00
  Utrecht

Youth, Employment and Migration

Understanding the relations between jobs, skilled youth and migration  


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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 August 2018 at 05:05

Museveni Asks Youth To Take Interest In Commercial Agriculture, Finished Products

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

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 20 July 2018 at 03:06

Evaluator concludes: SNV’s youth employment approach works.

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?

Find more details here


jul
19

HANGOUT: Agribiz for income generation & youth employment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  19 July 2018, 10:00-11:00
  Google HangOuts

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 13 July 2018 at 09:01

WE ARE HIRING: MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS FACILITATOR

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. 


Posted By in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 25 August 2017 at 12:27

AFRICA’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGE: NEW PERSPECTIVES (IDS Bulletin)

Youth comprise roughly a quarter of the world’s population, and in many countries, especially in Africa and South Asia, young people make up nearly a third of the            population. Because of this, not only do nations in the developing world share high age-dependency ratios – the ratio of dependents (people younger than 15, or older than 64)
to the working age population (those aged 15–64) – they also have large populations under the age of 15. Projections suggest that a billion more young people will enter the job market over the next decade. Cleland and Machiyama (2016) present key demographic projections between 2015 and 2050 for sub-Saharan Africa. A critical result to note is continued population growth, albeit at uneven rates across age groups and urban–rural strata. Total population is expected to more than double. Given such trends, it is cr

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Posted By in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 10 August 2017 at 01:27

Youth development and entrepreneurship in rural Ethiopia 

Reflections from the Young Lives and WIDE longitudinal research projects by Dr Alula Pankhurst and Catherine Dom

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

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Posted By in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 24 October 2016 at 01:26

FDRE Ministry of Youth and Sport Presentation on Youth and agribusiness employment in GTP II

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. 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 September 2016 at 11:25

Jobs at Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

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

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Kabunga James Thanks for sharing Marion

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 September 2016 at 07:59

Job Opportunities at IFDC

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 8 July 2016 at 11:24

 Job Vacancy at The Hunger Project

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,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 July 2016 at 11:49

Job Vacancy at ZOA Uganda

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:

Finance Officer

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 June 2016 at 12:05

Job Vacancy at AVSI

Organisational Description:

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.

Programme background:

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

Application procedure:

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 31 May 2016 at 09:52

Jobs for women and young people – The transformative Potential of Agribusiness

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.

Enjoy watching!


http://development.watsupafrica.com/news/jobs-for-women-and-young-people-the-transformative-potential-of-agribusiness/#sthash.mdiUNXQv.dpuf

Daoulata MAIGA Des emplois pour les femmes et les jeunes, le potentiel de transformation de l'agrobusiness: C’est en relation avec le travail de la plate-forme de connaissances néerlandaise qui est impliqué dans le partage de la recherche et des connaissances ,en ce qui concerne les défis de l'emploi dans les PRFM ., qu’ils ont établi un partenariat avec la Banque africaine de développement pour préparer cet événement parallèle à l'assemblée annuelle de la Banque. Suivez l’intégralité de la vidéo du panel COMPRENDRE – BAD, sur l’emplois pour les femmes et les jeunes . http://development.watsupafrica.com/news/jobs-for-women-and-young-people-the-transformative-potential-of-agribusiness/#sthash.mdiUNXQv.dpuf

2 years 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 26 April 2016 at 05:49

Job Opportunity at Send a Cow Uganda

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:

  • Monitoring and analysing of financial information in order to develop and grow the organisation
  • Providing support and guidance during the budget setting and forecasting process identifying risks and opportunities
  • Coordinate the financial management of grant funding contracts and reporting requirements
  • Build rapport with geographically dispersed finance teams and other stakeholders and have the ability to communicate complex financial information

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 April 2016 at 03:09

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: info@kadafrica.org

Marion Alyek Dear Eric, Next time when you are advertising a job, kindly post it under our jobs and call for proposals section. I have also tagged your post under that section so that its easier for those searching for such opportunities to be able to find this post

2 years 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 January 2016 at 03:38

JOB VACANCIES AT SNV NETHERLANDS DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION: UGANDA

Are you interested in joining an international organisation with a long term commitment to sustainable development?

At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. Our global team of advisors use their specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today

SNV agriculture programme promotes climate smart value chain development and inclusive business. We broker inclusion of smallholder farmers, and develop competitive and equitable value chains, for improved income and food security. Promoting sustainable economic opportunities for women and youth takes a central place in SNV’s work. As our agriculture programme in Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for dynamic professionals to fill the following positions

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