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impact of the training programmes, decreasing the duplication of trainings in the same areas and improving the changes of youth finding employment afterwards. 15. Supporting diaspora entrepreneurship and commitment to Somaliland and Puntland , by encouraging access to capital for young and small-scale entrepreneurs (through loans, competitions, and risk-sharing mechanisms), and establish platforms that encourage regular dialogues between Somali youth and diaspora professionals. 16. Aligning the curriculum to the market needs and connecting educators with employers: An initiative by the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce to link industry sector representatives with universities to convince them to add practical training to the curriculum could be supported and taken to the Ministry of Education to include practical elements in the university curricula. 17. Improving the knowledge on industries and supply chains to support local markets: two bottlenecks prevent local markets – such as fruit production – from achieving their potential in terms of employment generation and production. The first is the lack of knowledge on the key players, supply chain practices and harvesting techniques, for example in Somalia’s banana market. To facilitate investment into export business or to support the supply chain, such information is required. Improving the knowledge on local industries and supply chains will, in turn, contribute to supporting local market development and employment generation. Building knowledge on industries and supply chains should be paired with vocational training and TVET programmes that can supply the right skills and workers, in parallel. PROGRAMMING INTERVENTIONS: From beneficiaries to doers and problem solvers 18. Developing recreational facilities/activities as integral part of Youth Policies and development programmes targeting youth , with the dual goal of employment creation and quality of life improvement for the youth. 19. Cooperating with business funds and entrepreneurship programmes such as the Somaliland Business Fund (SBF) that has supported 175 business initiatives with small to large grants over two years. Supporting young graduates from Somaliland’s universities or vocational training programmes to access start-up funding from the SBF or other funds will foster youth entrepreneurship and employment creation.
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62 IOM Somalia - Research on Youth, Employment and Migration 20. Including start-up grants and support in forming cooperatives in programmes / provide micro-credits to entrepreneurial youth: Access to start-up capital for youth with good business ideas was pointed out to significantly improve chances for the youth to start their own businesses. Together with education and skills development, start-up financing was pointed out as the most important factor to succeed in business (P2P lending, self-help groups, microfinance schemes, grants, etc.) 21. Improving university career counselling. The universities bear a responsibility to ensuring
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