For those young people living in fragile states, seeking decent employment or entre-preneurial opportunities is an even greater challenge. More than 1.4 billion people are believed to be living in situations typified as “fragile”.This may be as a result of man-made or natural disasters, armed conflict, health-related epidemics and outbreaks and extreme poverty, which have made it difficult, if not impossible, for a government to administer, provide and care for the people within its protection.
There is a lack of services and often disjointed relationships between the core stakeholders who might contribute to creating entrepreneurial and employment opportunities; those developing policy or providing education; the transition from school to work, technical and vocational training; and creation of an enabling environment to enable start-up businesses to flourish and grow. There are many young people graduating but not enough jobs for them once they have left education. There is a pressing need to encourage these young people to start businesses and for trainers to encourage these young people to do so.