A Facilitation Approach to Youth Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship.

Technical Brief | September 27, 2016

The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity bridged the gap between youth and the private sector by using a facilitation approach.

The Feed the Future Uganda Youth Leadership for Agriculture Activity facilitated linkages by influencing the youth employment and workforce development ecosystem. The activity identified private sector actors looking to hire youth and determined the skills gap between private sector demand and youth ability. The facilitation approach to youth workforce development built the right relationships among key players. The concept of “facilitation” aimed to create systemic change by targeting key points of influence, without involving the development actor in direct service delivery.