Youth Volunteers for Development and Environment Conservation (YOVENCO)

Youth Empowerment and Skills Development

Investing in youth economic empowerment and skills development is one of the most urgent and effective
means to drive progress on gender equality, poverty eradication, and inclusive economic growth.

Despite growing evidence of the positive outcomes of youth economic empowerment, young people in
Somaliland continue to experience unequal access to education and skills development and face barriers to
securing decent employment and opportunities to thrive as entrepreneurs.

To increase access to decent employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, YOVENCO provides
vocational training in various fields to poor and vulnerable youth across Somalia. 

YOVENCO in Action

Our work has contributed to: