Youth and Women Economic Empowerment (YWEE)

 

Gender-insensitive legal frameworks coupled with restricted access to technology related to production, processing, storage and distribution of raw materials reduce the economic capability of women and youth in the region.

YWEE improves the economic prospects of women and youth by influencing policymakers and addressing barriers that prevent economic growth.

YWEE builds on previous interventions with women’s business associations in the area focusing on businesses that can move up the value chain. It also aims to set up community youth centers that bring together youth from both the host and refugee populations.

 

Participating UN Agencies:

UNCDF
ITC
ILO
UNDP
UNHCR
UNWOMEN