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»World of Work ? Youth, Skills & Income
»Nepal: Employment Fund
»Bosnia & Herzegovina: Market-led Trainings
»Ethiopia: Vocational Skills Development
»Kyrgyzstan & Nepal: Unpaid Care Work
»Kosovo: Job Matching Services
»Discover our blog
»Albania: Unemployment
»Mark your calendars and meet us!
»Job posting: work with us!
»And stay in touch!
World of Work ? Youth, Skills & Income 
Dear Reader,
The demographic dividend is not a given. It is an opportunity.
Today, there are 1.8 billion young people in the world, representing an immense source of innovation and staggering human potential. But far too many are trapped in a cycle of poverty, with limited opportunities to learn and to earn a decent living.
Investing in youth is high up on our agenda here at Helvetas. We work toward this goal by developing labour market skills and promoting job creation in a variety of ways. We hope you?ll take the time to learn more about these initiatives.
We would love to hear about your experiences in the field, and to collaborate for a better future!
Barbara Vogt
Senior Advisor Skills Development & Education

Nepal: Employment Fund
Results-based Financing helps 90,000 find Jobs 
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Vocational training makes sense, but only when it results in gainful employment. That?s the case in Nepal, where over 90 percent of Employment Fund graduates not only find a job but remain employed.
But? how? Read more to find out
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Market-led Trainings
IT Hub creates Jobs for Young People 
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Shortage of qualified IT personnel is often a constraint for companies. The MarketMakers project helped launch an IT Hub and an IT association that feature two skills development programmes. It?s been a win-win: young people find jobs, while IT companies successfully expand their businesses. Read more here
Ethiopia: Vocational Skills Development
Apprenticeship, Employment and Innovation 
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Young people need far more from training than to simply gain technical knowledge: They need to be able to envision a way of standing on their own two feet. That?s been the case for Yezina and Keralem. Read their stories here
Kyrgyzstan & Nepal: Unpaid Care Work
Bridging the Gap: A Practical Guide to Intervention 
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Domestic care is vital to human growth and development. Yet, it is often unpaid and rarely recognized, even within the international development community. It is proven, however, to be a significant barrier to women?s economic and political empowerment. So, how do we flip the script? Read more to find out
Kosovo: Job Matching Services
Providing Easy Access to Job Listings 
In many countries, the problem isn?t lack of education, it?s figuring out what jobs are out there!
In Kosovo, the Enhancing Youth Employment (EYE) project helped develop two online job portals four years ago. 81,000 job vacancies have since been shared, helping young jobseekers find work. Learn more about EYE here
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Albania: Unemployment
Altering Perceptions, Broadening Horizons 
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Unemployment is caused not only by a lack of jobs or a mismatch of skills. There are other factors at play. But what are they? And how can they be addressed?
Learn more from an innovative project in Albania
Mark your calendars and meet us! 
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Nicole Clot, Jawad Ali and Eveline Studer will take part in the SDC Workshop Mainstreaming CC, E & DRR - How to walk the talk?.
12 September 2017 at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
Get in touch with Nicole and Eveline
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Bettina Jenny will take part in the National stakeholder-conference regarding international cooperation in VPET.
14 September 2017 in Biel, Switzerland
Contact Bettina
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Daya Moser will participate at the Water & Health Conference. Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.
16-20 October 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Get in touch with Daya
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