Youth Employment Conference ends in Accra
7/28/2012 9:30:26 AM -
Accra, July 27, GNA - The Foundation for Future Leaders International (FFLI) a West African Youth group has ended its two day training conference aimed at equipping the youth to be self employed in the Sub- Sahara Region.
The training, which hosted youths from all West African countries, was on the theme, 'Youth Employment: Discussing the Implementation Strategies to address Youth Unemployment in West Africa'
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mr. Emmanuel Dei-Tumi, Executive President of the FFLI said the private sector should be supported in the implementation of policies and frameworks as well as protocols concerning Youth and Employment in the informal Sector.
He said the group was able to identify the importance in tackling youth and employment, which includes Curriculum and Employability, Youth Empowerment, Funding Mechanisms, Attitudinal and Value Change, Private Sector Participation and finally National employment Policies.
Mr. Dei-Tumi advised the Youth not to allow themselves to be manipulated by politicians, 'Because Africa is the only continent we have and the only continent you can live without Visa'.
Dr. Mary Chinery Hesse, ex-adviser to former president Kufour, said the private sector could also play an important role by supporting the youth in the Implementation of Entrepreneurship, ICT and Innovation Development in the Sub-Region.
'It is necessary to devise strategies for ensuring that ICT could be harnessed as a broad-based enabler for the improvement of the quality of young job seekers for global competition'