Where We Work: Ethiopia
In 2021, IYF's 5-year, USAID-funded Kefeta initiative launched in Ethiopia.
In Ethiopia, the Kefeta initiative will serve a target of 2M youth across 18 Ethiopian cities. The program seeks to build youth capacity by (1) investing in higher education alliances and youth hubs and building an educational foundation, 2) engaging faith-based organizations to instill values through service learning, (3) linking the private sector for youth employment and entrepreneurship, and (4) extending youth networks through south-to-south and global collaboration. The Kefeta program also seeks to create a culture of learning and sharing to improve evidence-based programming and scalability, supported by technology, ensuring alignment and complementarity with the Government of Ethiopia’s and USAID’s youth strategies and priorities.