Monday, August 29, 2011

Jobs & Employment in Somalia, Africa

Somali Youth Leaders Initiative Program (SYLI) Labor Market Assessment Survey

Background CARE Somalia seeks the assistance of a short term consultant to assist in conducting a Labour Market Assessment Survey in Somaliland and Puntland. In Somalia/Somaliland youth are faced with a myriad challenges which have been exacerbated by political and environmental instability. These challenges include lack of quality and availability of formal education, poverty, frequent and prolonged droughts, and poor access to employment and self-employment opportunities. Youth are also faced with lack of opportunities for practical job training and formal employment in the region is scarce. They have also not been able to access adequate or appropriate resources for engaging in enterprise development. With few structured opportunities for access to education and viable employment, youth in the region have increasingly engaged in piracy, terrorism


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