Youth Organization for Innovations & Entrepreneurship(YOIE)
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Strengthening Capacity among Livelihoods

Youth Organization for Innovations & Entrepreneurship - Nurturing minds for a sustainable World

Join our Initiative to Equip the Community with Fundamental Skills and Knowlledge Necessary to Eradicate Poverty and Insecurity

Young people around the world are faced with a myriad of challenges ranging from lack of resources to enable them pursue education and basic livelihood needs. This is compounded by high indices of poverty especially in the developing world. These together with other proven drivers impose pressure to seek income generating opportunities. However, the rapidly growing population cannot march the dwindling resources. What next? The young fraternity is thus left with choices of drug abuse, theft, pre-marital affairs among other vices. Youth Organization for Innovations & Entrepreneurship, has taken this a mile and begun a subsidized community training programme with 8 thematic areas of focus. Four of this deal with practical information for income generation while the other four support line activities to assist those already in various fields to stead up. These are shown in the right collumn of this page. Interested trainees are only required to register for the trainings which run for 3 hours everyday for one week with possibilities of extension where cases are exclusive.

We welcome hardware support from anyone willing to stand with us in enhancing community transformation especially the youths who at many times become a threat to security once hopes for income generation die off. Our objective is to help these energetic ladies and gentlemen with varried qualifications to be self employed and in return employ others.

Updates in our Programmes

2016 Weekly Skill & Knowledge Enhancement seminars

YOIE is encouraging young people and elderly who have passion to gain skills in various thematics especially those that will help them start enterprises likely to create self employment as well as generate opportunities for others. Our priority themes are:

1. Unlocking ICT Potential
2. Business Start Up
3. Systemic Innovation Development
4. Starting Agribusiness –based Enterprises
5. Leadership & Governance
6. Undergraduate Support Skills for Industrial Fitness
7. Making Environmental Decisions
8. Monitoring and Evaluation

Interested trainees can click here for more information.

Senior Experts Dialogue on Science,Technology and Innovations, Laico Regency, Dec 1-4,2015

YOIE was delighted to participate in the senior experts dialogue(SED) that was convened by National Council for Science, Technoloy Innovations(NACOSTI) in collaboration with United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA). The main objective of the Senior Experts Dialogue (SED) is to examine how Africa’s emerging innovation hubs and clusters (in the modern as well as traditional sense) can be an additional instrument for accelerating the continent's transformation. Click here for more information.

YOIE Contributes to Identification of Key Private Sector Opportunities within the Draft Bioenergy Standards

This workshop aimed at collective review of the ISO FDIS 13065 on Sustainability Standards for Bioenergy, examined potential business impact in the private sector Bioenergy industry and finally came up with three Working Groups on Biogas, Biofuels and Biomass which form the key pillars of the Standards. Access the ISO FDIS 13065 here

Youths' Training on Opportunities and Challenges in Endeavor to Ensuring Sustainable Practices for Environemental Concervation

Youth Organization for Innovations is honored to facilitate training of youths in the city on fundamentals of environmental concervation with a focus on local technological and social challenges and going miles to highlight possible technological options to tackling current challenges. This will also explicate current trends and measures to adaptation to the varying and changing climate

YOIE Builds farmers' Capacity on Biotechnology and Biosafety in Agriculture for Improved Productivity - 5th March 2015 in Nakuru

YOIE successfully built capacity of farmers application of selected biotechnologies and biosafety regulations in Nakuru. The event which was attended by vibrant young and elderly farmers indicated promising future of youths involvement in agriculture . Click here to download report.




Areas of Focus

Leadership and Governance

Youths and women are crying of social exclusion a quest putting pressure on the government to streamline her structures including service delivery mechanisms. In endeavor to ensure that youthful population delivers to the country’s socio-economic securities, their potential must be tapped exclusively. This includes empowering youth leaders for effective and sound leadership. Youth leaders play significant role especially in projects related to young people. Youth led organizations are in a unique position to develop and implement initiatives that address issues form a youth perspective and offer solutions that respond to the diverse realities of young people. Our capacity building pillar is helping to narrow the gap mainly through training workshops.

Energy Access

Approximately 1.3 billion people (globally) and 33.4 million(in Kenya) are without access to electricity and more than 2.6 billion(globally) people rely on the traditional use of biomass for cooking. This situation results in more than 16000 kenyans dying annualy due to indoor air pollution mainly from insufficient combustion of biomass. There are many other vulnerabilities associated to energy that place women and children at greater risk including rape while fetching firewood, assault etc. What YOIE is currently doing is to create awareness about modern energy in schools and women groups while working closely with financial institutions.


YOIE believes that 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”.Through on-going agri-business endeavors, we hope to stimulate job creation and attainment of a food secure nation.


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.

Reproductive Health 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.

Links to Open grants and Scholarships

Global Fund for Women call- Reproductive Health grant

Epic Foundation Call-Youths and Children

Cargil Foundation-Environment and Food Security

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P . O. Box 959 – 00100, GPO, Nairobi, Kenya.
TEL: 0728917356, 0713341628 / 0713691719

Physical Address: Based in Luckysummer- Ruaraka. Opp. Kasarani Stadium-Nairobi. Off-Thika Super Highway

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