‘We’re investing in a generation of young people who have known nothing but conflict’

What is it?

The article details how the government of Netherlands Nexus Skills and Jobs programme harnesses direct partnerships to improve prospects for young people by investing in education, jobs and the link between them in 8 countries- Somalia, Lebanon, Jordan, Ethiopia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal.

 

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‘The direct partnerships really make the difference. They mean that, in each case, there’s only a single Somali organisation between the embassy and young people in Somalia. This makes us feel more involved, and makes it easier to monitor the progress and effects of the projects.’

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