2021 Opportunities for Youth Employment International Conference


"Innovation, Inclusion, Inspiration" will be the theme of the 2nd edition of the Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) International Conference taking place on 16-17 March 2021 in Ethiopia. 

SNV will be partnering with the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) in this 2nd edition of the OYE conference. SIDA is investing in and supporting the implementation of OYE projects in several countries such as Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

Anchored on the learnings and recommendations of the 1st OYE International Conference in Mali in October 2020, this conference aims to provide a platform for networking and stimulate continued dialogue and engagement of different actors and stakeholders in the space of youth employment and entrepreneurship development, including youth who are the epitome of the work that we do.

SNV’s Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) continues to transform communities and the lives of young people including young women in the countries where we work. OYE provides tools, networks, and linkages between skilled OYE youth and private sector players who in turn, offer the much-needed market-based opportunities such as wage employment, internships and apprenticeships, markets and access to start-up capital for young people. OYE, in the spirit of ecosystem development, is in continued collaboration with national governments, the private sector, and related agencies, assuring sustainability and scale.

At this event, we will, among other topical and thematic issues, take a closer look at the role of each of these actors as pertains provision of opportunities for youth employment and workforce development, share what we are learning in the area of youth employment and seek to share good practices for enhanced collaboration and impact.

We look forward to hosting you and to fruitful deliberations in Ethiopia. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact us at oye@snv.org.




Photo by Daggy J Ali on Unsplash.

André de Jager

Managing Director Agriculture and Energy Sectors