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Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN)

The Global Opportunity Youth Network (GOYN) is a multi-stakeholder initiative committed to creating place-based systems shifts for youth economic opportunity. GOYN works to create economic mobility for “Opportunity Youth” — young people aged 15-35 who are out of school, unemployed, or working in informal jobs. GOYN’s approach focuses on deep community work and human centered design for mobilizing youth and ensuring inclusion of women and people with disabilities, extensive labor market and private sector engagement multi-sector collaboration and participatory solution design with an emphasis on equity, systems-level change, and amplifying the voices of youth.


GDI’s role

GDI is collaborating with local anchor partners – mostly NGOs, to scale GOYN across multiple African locations, including Mombasa, Tanga, eThekwini, and Thiès, with the support of various partnerships and funding partners with the objective of improving the economic outcomes and well-being for Opportunity Youth.