Mr. Ahmad Javed Momand, Communications advisor of the Minsitry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) of Afghanistan has participated in the “The Future of Work Dialogues for young people in fragile states” (Liberia and Sierra Leone), held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, from 28 to 29 September 2016.

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The two day dialogue was very well received from participants for being highly participatory. This facilitated the creation of space for real dialogue and debate. In addition, the Workshop introduced and appreciated new concepts and ideas  such as the fragile states compass and the root cause analysis. It is apparent that there was a strong commitment and urgency in addressing youth employment and entrepreneurship as key issues in fragile state settings; however, it was equally apparent that ILO constituents in the region have strong capacity development needs that need to be addressed, in order for them to play the full role they desire in making their contribution to promoting decent work for youth.

The Participation of Mr. Ahmad Javed Momand to attend the Dialogue was supported with funds from the project “Promoting rural youth employment in Afghanistan” as part of the project’s global component, aimed at supporting capacity-building activities for policy planners and facilitators, with a focus on youth employment promotion.