PIND met with Ford Foundation, Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI), Allon, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions, government representatives and other stakeholders in construction and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on February 12 and 13, 2018, for the Niger Delta Youth Employment Pathways (NDYEP) Stakeholder Roundtable and Analysis Workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
NDYEP is a program implemented by PIND with initial funding from Ford Foundation to create opportunities for sustainable jobs for young people in the Niger Delta.
On the first day of the workshop, PIND interacted with stakeholders in the ICT sector to share ideas for the future, hear experiences from the participants and look at working models of youth job creation like the Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) in Ghana. With the other stakeholders, PIND presented what NDYEP is hoping to achieve and discussions around opportunities, gaps and potential sectors for investment took place.
Job creation is integral to equitable economic development of the Niger Delta and PIND is determined to facilitate partnerships that stabilizes the economy of the region.