Join the webinar for the launch of the Youth-sensitive Value Chain Development Guidelines for Practitioners
The Youth-Sensitive Value Chain Analysis and Development Guidelines are the result of collaborative work between FAO’s Decent Rural Employment Team (DRET) in the Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP); the global FAO Integrated Country Approach (ICA) programme for boosting decent jobs for youth in the agri-food system, and the Sustainable Markets, Agribusiness and Rural Transformation (SMART) team in the Agrifood Economics Division (ESA).
Starting in 2017 in Uganda, the guidelines are based on in-country work in Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya which led to their conceptualization and development. The proposed analytical approach can offer great benefits to youth employment and entrepreneurship programmes as well as to broader value chain programmes that aim to enhance their youth inclusiveness.
The main objective of the webinar is to promote the new guidelines by presenting a structured dive into the assessment approach and tools developed. The session will be opened by Mr. Máximo Torero, Chief Economist of the Economic and Social Development Stream, and will touch upon the importance and potential of youth sensitive value chain assessments. Participants will gain a better understanding of the guidance offered in the publication and whose work it can benefit. Lessons learned from the piloting of the guidelines in three countries in sub-Saharan Africa in 2019-2021 will also be presented briefly.
14:30 - 14:40 | Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mr. Máximo Torero, Chief Economist - Economic and Social Development Stream
14:40 – 14:50 | Webinar approach, background and introduction
Ileana Grandelis, Programme Officer - Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP)
14:50 – 15:15 | Presentation on the Guidelines, including lessons learnt from country experience
Sonja Barwitzki, Value chain and green employment Consultant - Inclusive Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP)
Dimsoy Cruickshank, Youth value-chain development and agribusiness expert - Agrifood Economics Division (ESA)
15:15 – 15:35 | Q&A and Comments
Facilitated by ESP and ESA
15:35 – 15:45 | Closing remarks
Heiko Bammann, Agricultural Economist - Agrifood Economics Division (ESA)