Our experience, building online communities and harnessing the power of digital media in our SRHR and Citizens’ Voice programmes informs the development of our new Economic Inclusion programme. The theme is the specific focus of our Egypt-based Masaraat platform, first launched as a pilot project in 2019.
Economic Inclusion has also been addressed in various ways by our Citizens’ Voice platforms. Yaga Burundi, for instance, implemented the #Bdiemploi campaign inviting young people to think about the structural problems that lead to high unemployment and pushing successfully for the opening of a Youth Investment Bank. In Yemen, our Manasati30 platform is collaborating with UNESCO on an EU-funded project creating economic opportunities for young Yemenis through the preservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
Our Economic Inclusion programme contributes to the SGDs promoting decent work for all, the eradication of poverty and the achievement of Gender Equality.