Creating Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth in order to Prevent Destructive Behaviors and Assist Them in Fulfilling Their P...
<ul><ul><li>Brief Introduction- Kenya Vision 2030 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges Facing Kenyan Youth </li></ul></ul...
<ul><li>The level of investment in the youth particularly in their Education and deployment of resultant human capital thr...
KENYA VISION 2030: TO GUIDE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR 25 YEARS 20061215_Inception report_Vision 2030_13h00 Plans and implem...
YOU KNOW THIS ALREADY YOUTH ARE MANY!!!
<ul><li>As 32% of our population is between 18 and 35 years of age. </li></ul>
PLEASE NOTE- YOUTH ARE POWERFUL - Ask the 68% of the 9th Parliament MPs who didn’t make it!!
In January 2008, we saw their negative energy demonstrated – Kshs. 200 bln up in flames!
But they are also a great resource- are skilled and hardworking
They are also busting with all kinds of talents: In Music…
They are also busting with all kinds of talents: In Sports
Demographics
NOTE THAT MORE OF THEM ARE COMING Approx. 15 million Kenyans are below 15 years By 2012, there will be 16 million youths b...
<ul><ul><li>Whilst many challenges face young people, undoubtedly the most acute is the inability to access real practical...
We Have to do something now!!!
And put the Youth to work
Where will the employment opportunities come from?
Decorporatization
Where will Jobs Come From ? <ul><li>Disapora </li></ul><ul><li>Modernized Agriculture  </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul...
Therefore … <ul><li>Let us start believing in our Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Let us listen to their Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>...
This is the only way of Achieving Vision  2030
The Alternative is too Bleak to consider
“  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that...
THANK YOU   Email:   [email_address]   Web site:  www.equitybank.co.ke
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AMERMS Workshop 22: Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth (PPT by Wahome Gakuru)

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Creating Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth to Prevent Destructive Behaviors
ROOM: Impala/Lake Turkana
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Panelist: Dr. Wahome Gakuru, Director - Marketing, Policy & Advocacy, Equity Bank, Kenya
Panelist: Ms. Barbara Mirembe, Manager, Training & Material Development, BRAC Uganda, Uganda
Panelist: Mr. Hopewell Zheke, Project Manager – STRIVE/OVC, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

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AMERMS Workshop 22: Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth (PPT by Wahome Gakuru)

  1. 1. Creating Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth in order to Prevent Destructive Behaviors and Assist Them in Fulfilling Their Potential Wahome Gakuru(PhD) 9 th April, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Brief Introduction- Kenya Vision 2030 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges Facing Kenyan Youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiatives to tackle the challenges: Equity Bank’s Contribution </li></ul></ul>AGENDA FOR TODAY’S DISCUSSION Topic Timing: Mins
  3. 3. <ul><li>The level of investment in the youth particularly in their Education and deployment of resultant human capital through employment determines the nature and state of the nation </li></ul><ul><li>A country that does not invest in its youth is busy burning its future </li></ul>Premise
  4. 4. KENYA VISION 2030: TO GUIDE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR 25 YEARS 20061215_Inception report_Vision 2030_13h00 Plans and implementation Vi- sion Strategy Economic To maintain a sustained economic growth of 10% p.a. over the next 25 years Social A just and cohesive society enjoying equitable social development in a clean and secure environment Political An issue-based, people-centered, result-oriented, and accountable democratic political system Overarching vision A globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030
  5. 5. YOU KNOW THIS ALREADY YOUTH ARE MANY!!!
  6. 6. <ul><li>As 32% of our population is between 18 and 35 years of age. </li></ul>
  7. 7. PLEASE NOTE- YOUTH ARE POWERFUL - Ask the 68% of the 9th Parliament MPs who didn’t make it!!
  8. 8. In January 2008, we saw their negative energy demonstrated – Kshs. 200 bln up in flames!
  9. 9. But they are also a great resource- are skilled and hardworking
  10. 10. They are also busting with all kinds of talents: In Music…
  11. 11. They are also busting with all kinds of talents: In Sports
  12. 12. Demographics
  13. 13. NOTE THAT MORE OF THEM ARE COMING Approx. 15 million Kenyans are below 15 years By 2012, there will be 16 million youths between 18 and 35 years and by 2017, they will be 24 million Shall we survive such a Youth Bulge?
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Whilst many challenges face young people, undoubtedly the most acute is the inability to access real practical skills and employment . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That is, they lack the means to earn a DECENT and HONEST living. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consequently, this drives young people into crime and drugs, and into a general state of hopelessness and despair. </li></ul></ul>The Real challenge is lack of skills & Youth Unemployment
  15. 15.
  16. 16. We Have to do something now!!!
  17. 17. And put the Youth to work
  18. 18. Where will the employment opportunities come from?
  19. 19. Decorporatization
  20. 20. Where will Jobs Come From ? <ul><li>Disapora </li></ul><ul><li>Modernized Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Service Industry </li></ul><ul><li>ICT/BPO </li></ul><ul><li>Retail and Wholesale Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing </li></ul>
  21. 21. Therefore … <ul><li>Let us start believing in our Youth </li></ul><ul><li>Let us listen to their Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>Let us care for them </li></ul><ul><li>Let us partner with them to realize those Dreams </li></ul>
  22. 22. This is the only way of Achieving Vision 2030
  23. 23. The Alternative is too Bleak to consider
  24. 24. “ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has”. Margaret Mead But Let us all be Encouraged
  25. 25. THANK YOU Email: [email_address] Web site: www.equitybank.co.ke

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