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Creating, matching and improving 230.000 jobs for young women and men

in Subsaharan Africa and the Middle East.

The Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) is a 7-year programme funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Fund is managed by the Palladium Group, Randstad and VSO. 

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Finding a New Path as a Single Mother: Mary’s Story

Finding a New Path as a Single Mother: Mary’s Story

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Namataka Sickora Mary’s resilience and determination were truly tested, as it upended her life as a single mother and school secretary in Nakirubi village. The closure of the school left her without a source of income, plunging her into uncertainty. It was precisely during this challenging time that fate intervened in the form of a Proteen extension agent who introduced her to the transformative Black Soldier Fly (BSF) project.
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Finding a New Path as a Single Mother: Mary’s Story

Finding a New Path as a Single Mother: Mary’s Story

Impact stories
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Namataka Sickora Mary’s resilience and determination were truly tested, as it upended her life as a single mother and school secretary in Nakirubi village. The closure of the school left her without a source of income, plunging her into uncertainty. It was precisely during this challenging time that fate intervened in the form of a Proteen extension agent who introduced her to the transformative Black Soldier Fly (BSF) project.
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Building Success, One Friendship at a Time: Amal & Iman’s Story

Building Success, One Friendship at a Time: Amal & Iman’s Story

Impact stories
When one thinks of jobs related to the business consultancy world, such as digital, sales, or customer services, what comes to mind is intense competition and opportunistic ties and relationships between colleagues. Having heard the testimonies of Amal Mohammad Alomar and Iman Faisal Alenaizat, two young Jordanian women now employed at WebHelp, this perception completely shifted.
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From Vision to Venture: Salma and Sarah’s Entrepreneurial Journey with RDNA Works

From Vision to Venture: Salma and Sarah’s Entrepreneurial Journey with RDNA Works

Egypt Impact stories
In the dynamic landscape of Egyptian entrepreneurship, two self-made women, Salma and Sarah, stand out as inspiring examples of innovation and sustainability. Both driven by a passion for creating impactful ventures, their journeys converged through the transformative experience of the RDNA Works’ Women Entrepreneurs Bootcamp, a CFYE-backed initiative.
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Finding a New Path as a Single Mother: Mary’s Story

Finding a New Path as a Single Mother: Mary’s Story

Impact stories
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Namataka Sickora Mary’s resilience and determination were truly tested, as it upended her life as a single mother and school secretary in Nakirubi village. The closure of the school left her without a source of income, plunging her into uncertainty. It was precisely during this challenging time that fate intervened in the form of a Proteen extension agent who introduced her to the transformative Black Soldier Fly (BSF) project.
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Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Case study Home Insights and stories Jordan
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
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Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Case study Home Insights and stories Jordan
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
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Empowering Ugandan Female Youth Farmers: A Transformative Journey through Inclusive Banking and Digitised Lending

Empowering Ugandan Female Youth Farmers: A Transformative Journey through Inclusive Banking and Digitised Lending

Case study Home Insights and stories Uganda
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
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Unlocking the Potential of Youth: Novus Agro’s Road to Meaningful Youth Participation

Unlocking the Potential of Youth: Novus Agro’s Road to Meaningful Youth Participation

Case study Featured Insights and stories Nigeria
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
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Case Studies

Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

decent job digitaljobs green job living wage
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
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More Case Studies:

Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Case study Home Insights and stories Jordan
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
Read More
Empowering Ugandan Female Youth Farmers: A Transformative Journey through Inclusive Banking and Digitised Lending

Empowering Ugandan Female Youth Farmers: A Transformative Journey through Inclusive Banking and Digitised Lending

Case study Home Insights and stories Uganda
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
Read More
Unlocking the Potential of Youth: Novus Agro’s Road to Meaningful Youth Participation

Unlocking the Potential of Youth: Novus Agro’s Road to Meaningful Youth Participation

Case study Featured Insights and stories Nigeria
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
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Case Studies

Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Fostering Creativity and Empowerment: LIVINC’s Journey to Meaningful Youth Participation

Case study Home Insights and stories Jordan
Decent work has emerged as a key topic in conversations around sustainable development. While international organisations and civil society groups have long emphasised the importance of decent work for economic growth, the private sector has been more hesitant to embrace it. However, as the momentum behind the concept grows, more businesses begin to acknowledge the value of investing in job quality for resilient and productive workplaces. One of CFYE's partners in Kenya, Mr Green Africa, has made remarkable progress in achieving decent work within the informal economy.
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Green Jobs for Youth in Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector

Green Jobs for Youth in Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector

Learning material
This paper is about how to leverage green jobs to realise the transition to a green economy. The first step to achieving this is to create a better understanding of green jobs. To this end, following a literature analysis, we provide a mapping tool to help classify green jobs and measure their (potential) impact. The tool is based on four indicators: (i) sector; (ii) green business strategy; (iii) climate action; and (iv) green skills.
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Green Jobs for Youth in Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector

Green Jobs for Youth in Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector

Learning material
This paper is about how to leverage green jobs to realise the transition to a green economy. The first step to achieving this is to create a better understanding of green jobs. To this end, following a literature analysis, we provide a mapping tool to help classify green jobs and measure their (potential) impact. The tool is based on four indicators: (i) sector; (ii) green business strategy; (iii) climate action; and (iv) green skills.
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Green Jobs for Youth in Africa

Green Jobs for Youth in Africa

Learning material
This paper is about how to leverage green jobs to realise the transition to a green economy. The first step to achieving this is to create a better understanding of green jobs. To this end, following a literature analysis, we provide a mapping tool to help classify green jobs and measure their (potential) impact. The tool is based on four indicators: (i) sector; (ii) green business strategy; (iii) climate action; and (iv) green skills.
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Digitally Enabled Jobs

Digitally Enabled Jobs

Learning material
How the Digital Economy can promote decent livelihoods for Youth; Insights from Kenya
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Green Jobs for Youth in Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector

Green Jobs for Youth in Africa’s Waste Recycling Sector

green jobs youth
This paper is about how to leverage green jobs to realise the transition to a green economy. The first step to achieving this is to create a better understanding of green jobs. To this end, following a literature analysis, we provide a mapping tool to help classify green jobs and measure their (potential) impact. The tool is based on four indicators: (i) sector; (ii) green business strategy; (iii) climate action; and (iv) green skills.
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