CLTS Working Papers, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Stein T. Holden
Youth as Environmental Custodians: A Potential Tragedy or A Sustainable Business and Livelihood Model?
() and Mesfin Tilahun
Abstract: Youth unemployment and migration is a growing challenge
that needs more political attention in many countries in the world,
particularly countries with rapid population growth and economic
transformation. Proactively mobilizing the youth as a resource in the
creation of sustainable livelihoods can potentially be a win-win-win
solution that Ethiopia is currently attempting with its new youth
employment strategy and high ambitions to transform the country’s economy
into a Green Economy. If it succeeds, it can set an example for other
countries in the world to follow. This paper gives and overview of the
youth program and the basic ideas and challenges.
Keywords: Youth; youth migration; unemployment; area exclosures; common property resource management; environmental custodians; collective action; business model.; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J08; J21; M13; Q15; Q23; (follow links to similar papers)
10 pages, March 4, 2016
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