Agriculture has considerable potential for job and wealth creation and may go a long way in absorbing a large number of un-employed youths and curb rural-urban migration alongside associated risks. Its boundaries are rapidly expanding and will need innovative, excited, and motivated people who are “Young Original Unique Talented and Hopeful, - our YOUTH”. Agricultural development is thus an essential instrument for economic growth and consequently one of the pillars of the country’s blueprint - Vision 2030.
Access to modern forms of energy has become prerequisite. Approximately 1.3 billion(globally) and 33.4 million(in Kenya) people are without access to electricity and more than 2.6 billion(globally) people rely on the traditional use of biomass for cooking. The use of inefficient lighting and cooking appliances results in over 14600 lives being lost annually in Kenya. Nonetheless, there exists a number of modern energy technologies but it is not suprising that still over three-quaters of population is unable to gain access. The, unequal access to electricity has developed a sense of social inequality and segregation.
Environmental conservation continues to raise concern in minds that care about our future generations with matters such as climate change, rising urbanization, tripling population among others. It is important for every individual to take up the initiative of preserving products that come forth from environment. Thus, YOIE purposes to enhance campaigns to grass roots to sensitize all and sundry on the significance of making prompt conservative measures in order to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience.
Science,Technology & Innovations
The present dynamics in social and economic sectors require integration of formal knowledge- creativity with traditional knowledge to make knew knowledge that aim at enhancing value. It is a moment for furnished youths to come on board with ideas that shift from measurement to impact measurement. Stability in technological advancement depends on a range of factors including elaborate mechanisms for knowledge transfer alongside appropriate research and development measures. Information exchange in this sector is used to explore the role of science and technology in solving pertinent economic constrains.
At-Risk and gender call
Youths at risk factors including reproductive health, teenage pregnancy-prevention and coping, substance abuse, abortion, maternal and newborn health as well as HIV & AIDS have not realized ultimate address. This has led to many youths failing to deliver to their potential or simply indulging into undesirable practices. The gender dimention is further a key parameter for mainstreaming both at institutional and functional unit level.