Lessons on how rural youth can be supported in finding work

Noel Verrinder, manager in the Evaluation for Development practice at Genesis Analytics, presented a webinar to share lessons on how rural youth can be supported to harness opportunities, expand their enterprises or find employment. 

These lessons were distilled from the recently completed evaluation of TechnoServe's Strengthening Rural Youth Development through Enterprise (STRYDE). 

STRYDE is a youth economic opportunities programme that aims to help young people in rural areas through training and ‘aftercare’ services providing critical soft and technical skills, linkages and finance needed to harness opportunities, expand their enterprises or find employment. 

During the call, Noel and Shingi Nyamwanza from TechnoServe discussed metrics and lessons learned from Phase 1 of STRYDE, which was implemented in Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya as well as plans and expectations for Phase 2 which will extend to Tanzania. The webinar was hosted by ANDE, a global network of organisations that support entrepreneurship in emerging markets, on 18 October. 

By sharing lessons and knowledge with broader communities of practice, Genesis aims to leverage our completed evaluations and contribute towards more, strong policies, programmes and interventions that are implemented well.

More about the project on the impact of rural youth employment project