A roadmap and agreement on a way forward This study presents three angles

A roadmap and agreement on a way forward this study

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A roadmap and agreement on a way forward: This study presents three angles through which to conceptualize solutions by addressing gaps in prospective employees’ profiles, gaps in job requirements and gaps in perceptions of the labour market. Addressing these three gaps will bring us closer to fulfilling the aspirations of the Puntland and Somaliland youth. Investing in Puntland and Somaliland’s youth is a necessity to curb irregular migration, contribute to local economic development, and ensure dignity and protection of civilians. This study is a first in a series of research to be undertaken by IOM, in partnership with the research team at Samuel Hall Consulting, author of this important study. It is our hope that this research provides a useful set of findings and a fresh set of eyes to understand, and act on, the problems faced by youth in Puntland and Somaliland. Fight or flight should not be the only options offered to youth – instead their productive, entrepreneurial spirit and energy should be harnessed to create positive contributions at home. Gerard Waite Chief of Mission, IOM Somalia
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8 IOM Somalia - Research on Youth, Employment and Migration TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3 ACRONYMS 9 1. INTRODUCTION: NEXUS AND DISCONNECTS 10 A. R ESEARCH O BJECTIVES 10 B. R ESEARCH F RAMEWORK 12 C. C OMPATIBILITY I NDICES : A M ODEL TO A SSESS L OCAL L ABOUR M ARKETS 15 2. YOUTH MIGRATION: MAPPING PATHS AND DRIVERS 17 A. D EMOGRAPHIC , S OCIAL AND E CONOMIC P ROFILES 18 B. M IGRATION H ISTORY 21 C. M IGRATION I NTENTIONS 27 D. D RIVERS OF YOUTH MIGRATION 31 3. THE YOUTH – EMPLOYMENT – MIGRATION NEXUS 36 A. OBSTACLES TO YOUTH PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION 36 B. RAPID STAKEHOLDER MAPPING 40 C. NEXUS INDICES: S IMILARITY , R EQUIREMENT , AND P ERCEPTIONS 44 C.1. P ROFILE S IMILARITY I NDEX 44 C.2. R EQUIREMENT I NDEX 47 C.3. P ERCEPTIONS I NDEX 50 C.3.1. M ISPERCEPTIONS AND MISUNDERSTANDINGS 50 C.3.2. P ERCEPTIONS I NDEX 55 4. UNLOCKING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT 58 A. GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS 59 B. SECTORAL RECOMMENDATIONS 63 A NNEX I P ROFILES OF SURVEYED EMPLOYERS AND ORGANISATIONS 67 A NNEX II C ONCLUSIONS OF THE IOM WORKSHOP (J ULY 9, 2015) 73 A NNEX III K EY DEFINITIONS 79 A NNEX IV - L IST OF KEY INFORMANT INTERVIEWS - U PDATED 80 A NNEX V - B IBLIOGRAPHY 81
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9 IOM Somalia - Research on Youth, Employment and Migration ACRONYMS DAI DANIDA DFID DRC EIIP EU Development Alternatives Incorporated Danish International Development Agency Department for International Development Danish Refugee Council Employment intensive Investment Programme European Union FGD Focus Group Discussion HIPS IDP Heritage Institute for Policy Studies Internally Displaced Person ILO International Labour Organization INGO IOM KAD KII NGO NRC PDRC PSG International Non-Governmental Organization International Organization for Migration Kaalo Aid and Development Key Informant Interview Non-governmental Organization Norwegian Refugee Council Puntland Development Research Center Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Goal PUNSAA Puntland Non-State Actors Association RMMS SBF SDF SOMPREP SONYO SPU TIS TVET
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  • IOM, Human migration, Somaliland

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