The FAO Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for promoting decent rural employment promotes the active engagement of youth into policy dialogue on topics of relevance for the agri-food sector. The programme has been adopting participatory communication principles as well as applying ICTs in Guatemala and Senegal.
In Senegal, a web-based National Observatory of Rural Employment (ONER) has been designed and implemented with the National Agency for the Promotion of Youth Employment (ANPEJ).
A local youth-led organization, called Yeesal Agri-Hub, developed the technical part of the platform and updates it with information and agricultural data. Furthermore, a Kenyan learning and development center, IRES, is providing training and support to the young developers and data collectors from Yeessal Agri-Hub (29 youth in total), in order to build local capacity and enhance the operationalization of the platform.
Further information are available on the FAO website.