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Youth Organization for Innovations & Entrepreneurship - Generating a niche of innovative & entrepreneurial fraternity of Youths

Message from the Chief Executive Officer

A common characteristic portrayed by demographic pyramids is the wide representation of the base and a narrow apex. Youths occupy the mega portion of the pyramid but turn out the most desperate. As population pressure mounts, it is necessary for innovative measures to be undertaken towards curbing the unemployment quagmire. Nonetheless, this move quests for concerted efforts including the youths themselves becoming part of solution providers. Before grappling with how and where opportunities to engage young people in employment will come from, it is necessary to first equip them with fundamental but nessary skills that match there best of fit. Lack of clear and supportive platforms for nurturing innovations, appropriate application of science, technology and communication of research outputs has contributed to unsuccessful empowerment of young people. Bridging the gap between senior & young researchers is a further necessity that will see knowledge transfer grow faster & increasing the capability of technology integration by young stars applicable to local conditions.

Thematics

Agriculture
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.


Renewable Energy
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.

Environment
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.

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Capacity Development Activities
Training of Association / Youth Group Leaders on Leadership Skills, development of business plans to sprout SME growth, Financial Management and competent business proposals towards maximization of available Uwezo Fund scheme from the Government of Kenya. Target counties are Nairobi, Kakamega & Kitui. Training activities targeting youths at risk including substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevalance among vulnerable groups and consequencial skill sharpening among peer educators .

Regional Projects
Support towards start up of dairy and poultry farming projects among youths groups in selected counties and development of Bee Hive Projects in Kitui County. Arrangements have been put up towards community sensitization and advancing of sanitation status in two counties.

 

Environmental Conservation
Capacity building among youths groups in selected counties on underlying opportunities in green energy and climate change adaptation. Advancing renewable energy based technologies for adoption among the base of pyramid populations in biomass scarce regions with the aim of reducing Indoor air pollution, increaseing reading hours among pupils/students and consequent savings from avaided expenditure on paraffin and use of high fuel efficiency cookstoves.

Potential Development
Visit Academic Institutions &  Award Best Students in Sciences & Arts to Steer up Innovations and Promote Enterpreneurial Spirit among "out fo school youths" aiming at producing job creators rather than seekers as Usual.

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"Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies."(Koffi Annan)

 

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Youth Organization for Innovations & Entrepreneurship(YOIE)
P . O. Box 959 – 00100,
GPO, Nairobi, Kenya.
TEL:: 0713691719, 0713341628 / 0728917356
Email: info@yoie.org
Website: www.yoie.org

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