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Agribusiness centre boosts youth employment in Sierra Leone

Agriculture should be the mainstay of Sierra Leone’s economy, with the potential to sustainably employ about 75% of the population. However, the lack of a viable agricultural value chain and entrepreneurial activity has kept the sector at a largely subsistence level and failed to slow down efforts t more

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Sierra Leone: Empowering youth to build lasting peace

Only five percent of Jeneba Fofanah's classmates at the Geology Department of Freetown University, in Sierra Leone, found a job in their area of expertise. Unlike the two million youths who are currently unemployed, Jeneba, aged 23, became a geologist as soon as she graduated from that course.  more

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Tackling Youth Unemployment in Sierra Leone: Umaru's Story

Youth unemployment was a major cause of the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone and remains a serious threat to the peace that is enjoyed in the country today. An estimated 800,000 youths between the ages of 15 and 35 are actively searching for employment. Some of these youths lack skills and educatio more

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