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Economic Empowerment and Self-Reliance

Photo Blog: Working to Help Young People in Liberia Get Jobs

After 14 years of civil conflict, Liberia is now at peace. However, much of the population is unemployed and lives in poverty. Many vocational training programs exist to help develop livelihood opportunities for Liberians. In 2010, we partnered with a team of graduate students from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) to identify ways to strengthen these programs for displaced youth in Liberia. The team developed tools to complement our existing materials that help vocational trainers link their programs with local market opportunities. View our photo essay and learn more.

To learn more about what our Livelihoods Program is doing to ensure refugee women have safe access to the skills, assets and strategies they need to become self-reliant click here.

Economic Empowerment and Self-Reliance