Working conditions in the National Youth Employment Programme in Ghana

results of a quantitative and qualitative evaluation, 2008 by Anthony Yaw Baah

Publisher: Ghana Trades Union Congress, Publisher: Freidrich-Ebert Stiftung in [Accra]

Written in English
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-51).

StatementAnthony Yaw Baah, Kennedy Atong Achakoma, Edward Fokuoh Ampratwum.
ContributionsAchakoma, Kennedy Atong., Ampratwum, Edward Fokuoh.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 52 p. ;
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23577282M
ISBN 109988572409
LC Control Number2009349581

The youth were also marginalized in the formulation and implementation of the National Youth Employment Programme, a programme intended to benefit them and to deal with unemployment among them. Consequently, the programme is saddled with several challenges most of which could have been avoided if the youth had been part of the NYEP process. (YEN-GHANA) Report on National Consultation, held at the British Council Hall, Accra 31 July REPORT ON YES GHANA CONSULTATION. INTRODUCTION. One of the major processes leading to the global Youth Employment Summit in Alexandria, Egypt is the concept of the country networks initiative. Youth unemployment levels vary from % in Swaziland and % in South Africa, to % in Rwanda in As age within the working population increases, so do levels of employment, as youths are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults (aged 25 or over), which demonstrates an anti-youth bias across African labour markets.   As Nigeria's youth population grows, so does its youth unemployment rate, reaching nearly million in Tunji Akande examines the factors contributing to its prevalence and policies that Author: Tunji Akande.

The National Youth and Employment Programme seeks to explore, recommend and provide additional employment opportunities for the youth in the various districts throughout the country and thereby create conditions that will facilitate their economic empowerment. (60 percent) of the working poor.” In Ghana, population census indicates The Ghana Center for Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation's Youth Employment Forum was held at the World Bank Ghana Office,North Ridge to assess. The Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with its partners: ‒ Ghana National Association of Teachers; Ghana Nationa l Youth Employment Programme and Innovations for Poverty Actions, and all other interested development partners, are committed in ensuring the success of the TCAI programme.   This has attracted International acclaim, with the BBC ranking YEA as the best Youth Employment Programme in Africa in Available records indicate that as at December, , over Six Hundred Thousand, (,) beneficiaries were recruited by the YEA.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE National Youth Service Country Profile EDUCATION The Ghana Education Service is the major beneficiary of the services of the service personnel since the education sector always has a deficit and needs more teachers in the classrooms especially in the rural Size: KB.   Development experts working in the region say although peace – if it comes – will take time, with the right strategy organisations can help young people living in . Ghana’s current account in the first half of was estimated at a surplus of % of GDP supported by favorable trade conditions of Ghana’s three main export commodities—oil, gold and cocoa, resulting in a trade surplus of % of GDP. Government of Ghana, 19 June - The World Bank has released $65 million to the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) to support the implementation of its modules. Currently, a technical team of the bank is in the country to access the extent of preparedness of the NYEP for subsequent release of the money in September this year.

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GOVERNMENT OF GHANA NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT thereby improving the living conditions within the framework of equity, security and dignity.

Achieving this goal will not be an easy task for an NYEP National Youth Employment Programme NMTDF National Medium Term Development Framework OSH Occupational Safety and HealthFile Size: KB.

The major problem with this laudable programme is funding and sustainability. Ghana TUC has in all been a key stakeholder in addressing Ghana’s youth unemployment problem under the National Youth Employment Programme.

Ghana TUC has therefore been advocating for improved working conditions and unionization of these group. Youth Employment Agency, Ghana. 49, likes 22 talking about this. The YEA was established under the Youth Employment Act (Act )to Followers: 50K. segments of their youth (Collura, ).

Similarly, in Ghana, the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is seen as a major programme initiated in by the administration of President J.A. Kufuor to deal with unemployment among the youth who according to theCited by: Youth unemployment in Ghana is a major issue in the country. The World Bank country statistics for youth unemployment in Ghana states that 65 percent of Ghanaian youth are unemployed.

The Ghana Trades Union Congress states that yearly youth Headquarters: Ghana. 12, National Youth Program jobs available on Apply to Child and Youth Program Assistant, Agent, Youth Specialist and more. Funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the four-year project will address child labour, decent work deficits and working conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in the Ghana, specifically in Ashanti and Western regions in two districts-Adansi-North District and Aowin Municipal respectively.

Similarly, in Ghana, the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is seen as a major programme initiated in by the administration of President J.

Youth participation in youth programmes: the case of Ghana's National. United Nations Population Fund (United Nations, ) as youth or the youth population. Bythis age group is expected to grow to million (Office of the Registrar General, ) and account for a slightly higher proportion of the total population than in The National Youth Employment Program (NYEP) It is an agency under the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Ghana.

Child labour and the youth decent work deficit in Ghana Inter-agency country report February Understanding hildren’s Work (UW) Programme International Labour Organization ILO Office for Italy and San Marino Villa Aldobrandini V.

Panisperna 28 Rome Tel.: +39 Fax: +39 Centre for Economic and International. Without the necessary structures and political space for galvanising youth input into national policy formulation, the voices of youth are often excluded. At YES-Ghana, we are committed to providing opportunities for all young people to contribute to and benefit from national development.

Youth Employment & Livelihoods Generation. mote entrepreneurship, with the recognition that the formal sector is not creating enough employment for youth. The future of BPOs and call centers To varying degrees, BPO and call centers are promising sources for future entry-level youth employment in.

Similarly, in Ghana, the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is seen as a major programme initiated in by the administration of President J.A. Kufuor to deal with unemployment among the youth who according to the nation's Population and Housing Census constitute about 60% of the population of about 20 million.

Due to the 'inspiring success' of the Youth Employment Programme (YEP) in whereby more than youth have been placed in private companies, the National Budget has provided another Rs m to further assist Mauritian youth to obtain employment. provides information on the YEP to employers, and to youth aged between 2 The impact of youth employment on society • For every young person, a joboffering decent work is n importa ant step in completing the transition to.

Working conditions in the National Youth Employment Programme in Ghana: results of a quantitative and qualitative evaluation, [] Baah, Anthony Yaw. [Accra]: Ghana Trades Union Congress: Freidrich-Ebert Stiftung, c Abstract. Since independence inthe Ghanaian state’s role in employment creation and economic development has followed a dichotomous pattern of heavy or limited state state involvement occurred mostly in the period circa independence.

The charisma of Kwame Nkrumah and his government allowed for the pursuit of several large Cited by: 1. Nana Akomea said government has combined the youth and the employment ministry in one sector in order to deal with unemployment problems.

The sector minister said Government has intervened with the National Youth Employment Programme which has currently employed about one and three thousand youth in various forms of modulus during the last year. The Asuogyaman District Secretariat of the National Youth Authority in the Eastern Region has organized and sponsored a free training programme aimed at empowering the youth with self-employment generating skills for sustainable livelihoods.

NYA STAFF UNDERGO 3- DAY TRAINING -OF-TRAINERS COURSE IN YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. Although Ghana’s unemployment rate among youth age 15 – 24 (6%) is officially twice that of the national unemployment rate (3%), many economists believe that ratio to actually be much higher.

Ministerial impact assessment & review committee on Ghana youth employment and Entrepreneurial agency (GYEEDA) July Performance review Report,Ministry of Education, Ghana.

Republic Of Ghana Country Strategy Paper, ,African Development Bank/African Development Fund,Country Operations Department, April   In Ghana, today, the opposition parties are using the high youth unemployment, economic hardship and it attendance social vices to woo the youth to their advantage.

We witness countless number of. The Youth's Education & Employment In Ghana - Yedemp Gh. likes. We share innovative ideas & information on issues concerning education & unemployment faced by the youths **We are not affiliated Followers: The key focus of youth employment initiatives in Ghana is skills development and training, entrepreneurial training, apprenticeship, employment services, and direct employment.

A total of 40 youth employment programs have been analyzed for this : Francis Babongte Avura, Ato Ulzen-Appiah. Why We Exist. Ghana’s youth, defined by National Youth Policy as persons aged 15 to 35 years, constitute a third of the country’s population.

They are disproportionately affected by poverty and inequality, and remain at the periphery of socio-economic processes and development structures, with little recognition as social stakeholders.

The next video is starting stop. Loading Watch Queue. In the USA for example youth employment programmes including Jobs for America’s Graduates, Youth-Build USA, and Job Corps have been formulated and implemented to deal with unemployment among different segments of their youth (Collura, ).

Similarly, in Ghana, the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is seen as a major programmeFile Size: KB. The Ministry of Manpower Development and Employment exists to promote sustainable employment opportunities, management and vocational skills development, training and re-training, harmonious.

The National Job Summit on the theme: “Inclusive growth through the creation of productive employment and decent work,” was organised to among other things provide the platform for social partners, ministries, departments and agencies, metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies, the private sector and development partners to deliberate.

The role of the National Workers Brigade, Nkrumah's programme to address the unemployment problem of young people in Ghana, and other youth organizations in the Ghanaian economy, in particular agriculture, provides a remarkable example of how the youth were engaged in the development of the country (Goody, ; Chazan, ).In the Government’s bid to tackle youth unemployment and under-employment Ghana in established the National Youth Employment Programme(NYEP) which is now operating as the Youth Employment Agency Scheme(YEA).

The YEA was established to empower youth to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of Ghana. The initiative- National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NIEP) is a multi-pronged approach aimed at creating the conducive and business-friendly environment to stimulate enterprise activities and provide integrated national support for start-ups and small businesses that would in turn generate employment for the teeming youth of Ghana.