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

Generating productive and sustainable employment opportunities remains core among employment policy interventions in Kenya. Youth and women account for 67% of the unemployed. Many of these have no job training other than formal schooling. Hence, unemployment is not just a lack of jobs, but also a lack of skills due to inadequacy of the training infrastructure and poverty. 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.


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.

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.

Leadership and Governance

The spurring rate of unemployment coupled with population pressure is likely to destabilize economies if concerted efforts are not accorded. The projection of a double population rise by 2050 is worse alarming for Kenya. 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.

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"We can't be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don't have something better.”
( C. JoyBell C.)

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Upcoming dissemination workshop for young farmers in Eastern Kenya concerning outcomes of research on Water Efficient Maize for Africa(WEMA) August 2015

YOIE will be convening a workshop with atleast 60 farmers in Eastern Kenya to share the research findings of a project that commenced in 2008 under a consortia of public and private institutions in five countries is Africa. The maize is expected to do well in water stressed soils of the majority parts of Kenya. The workshopwill be held at one of the research centres of Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization in Eastern.

YOIE Successfully Trains 85 Young Farmers in Kisii County on Technology integration in Agriculture 25th June 2015

The 25th day of June folded with happiness for Kisii youths involved in farming activities across the value chains after a team of experts from five institutions trained them on application of various technologies including biotechnology in agriculture introduced as well as firmed on some existing practices. It was a great learning session for the farmer fraternity in Kisii given the percieved detoriated base as regards youths involvement in agriculture. Appropriate sustainability aspects were deliberated. Download report.

YOIE and Other stakeholders' inNairobi County successfully host World ENvironment Day Celebrations at Uhuru Park-Nairobi

YOIE was privilaged to be part of the Nairobi City County World Environment stakeholders' planning committee. The event was flagged by the Minister for Environment in Nairobi Conuty and brought together diverse actors on environmental matters. Participants took part in various outdoor activities that passed key messages pertaining environmental concervation.

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.

Weather and Climate information Downscaling to Vulnerable communities

YOIE will be rolling out a senzitization plan to build capacity of vulnerable communities/people to weather and climate disasters in selectd counties. Nairobi City just like flood prone areas has now hit many headlines with the on-going floods that have resulted into huge economic loses and social distress. Other. This will be tailored with other vulnerabilities common in target counties.

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.

Policy Dialogue Workshop

This workshop aims at engaging youth representatives from selected grassroot and county level organizations will discuss with decision makers at national and county levels. A policy brief and communiqué will be developed for sharing among national and county planners for inclusive planning and development.




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

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