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Youth Livelihoods & Economic Empowerment

Youth livelihoods and economic empowerment are critical aspects for the enjoyment of social, economic rights and wellbeing. The population of the youth in Uganda is 7,242,000 of which 3,690,000 (51%) are female and 3,550,000 (49%) are male. The youth and children in Uganda represent 78% of the population and majority are unemployed despite the high literacy levels. The implication is that the Government must create jobs for the youth or at least and environment for the jobs to be created in order to reduce unemployment in the country. One of the key tools in the fight against poverty and vulnerability is ensuring that citizens have a decent, predictable income. This can only be achieved if the working population has access to gainful employment.