Economic growth provides resources to support health care, education, and advancement in other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In turn, achievements in human development make a critical contribution in assuring quality human capital to spur economic growth via productivity gains. The use of Human Development Index (HDI), normally in the Hunan Development Reports (HDR) measures a country’s development which is a composite index measuring average achievement in three basic dimensions of human development to reflect a country’s achievements in health and longevity (as measured by life expectancy at birth), education (measured by adult literacy and combined primary, secondary, and tertiary enrolments), and living standards (measured by GDP per capita in purchasing power parity terms). Achievement in each area is measured by how far a country has gone in attaining the following goal: life expectancy of 85 years, adult literacy and enrolments of 100 percent, and real GDP per capita of $40,000 in purchasing power parity terms.
Under Livelihood and Economic Empowerment DAYO program design concept seeks to address the youth unemployment and access to livelihood opportunities challenges by providing platforms, mechanisms and pathways necessary towards harnessing local opportunities created by the government and the private sector.
This program Evaluates, Designs and Delivers innovative strategies and programs to address local urgent challenges in livelihood options skills access, training, education and also creating greater labour-market demand-driven linkages and opportunities to facilitate access to formal and informal employment as well as other economic opportunities.
The program seeks to continuously prepare and link young people with the local entrepreneurship opportunities, potential employers and over and above encourage the youth to inculcate an entrepreneurial culture.
This program is among other things; all inclusive and targets cross-gender, cross-community, cross-religious as well as cross-cultural Kenyan youth, from those with low literacy levels to secondary school and university graduates. Engagement of the majority of youth in gainful employment and other economic ventures will add to self-sustenance- reduce internal and external migration, reduce economic marginalization, promote social cohesion, peaceful co-existence, stability and development of the counties where these youth reside in.
With funding from Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund, Kenya Community Development foundation and Community Media Trust