Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Development

TheĀ Somalia Human Development Report, produced by the United NationsĀ in the fall of world. Considering that more than 70 percent of the population is under 30 years of age, these unemployment statistics 2012, found that at 67 percent youth unemployment in Somalia is some of the highest in the are troubling.

Where can you search for hope when all you have ever known is conflict, poverty, loss and displacement? This is the profound question facing Somalia’s lost generation.

More than half of Somalia’s populationĀ is under 18, with the majority born after the overthrow of Mohammed Siad Barre in 1991, the pivotal event that sent the country spiralling into a deeper anarchy.

Tackling unemployment We are facing a post-conflict dilemma: prioritising recovery when the peace objective prevails over the economic development objective. Yet at the heart of this nation building we must look to the future and ensure that youth unemployment is also on the agenda.

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