The Sectorial Strategy to Promote Youth Employment is an initiative carried out by the “Fundación Esquel” and “Esquel Juventudes NGOs”, in alliance with the Ministry of Labor Relations of Ecuador, in order to build a strategy to promote youth employment.
Problems and Purpose
The sectorial strategy was an initiative involving bringing together representatives from public institutions and civil society organizations in pursuit of developing strategies to promote youth employment.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
The initiative was carried out by the “Fundación Esquel” and “Esquel Juventudes NGOs”, in alliance with the Ministry of Labor Relations of Ecuador.
Participant Recruitment and Selection
The workshops were attended by organizations that work on youth employment issues, as well as various teenagers who participate in the Esquel Youth Committee. Representatives from public institutions also joined the workshops.
Methods and Tools Used
The project was carried out in a participatory manner, through consultative workshops that took place in 2013.
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
The Directorate of Attention to priority groups of the Ministry of Labor Relations promoted the linkages and articulation with authorities and officials of the Ministry in question, as well as with other public institutions. The results of this process were recorded in the guidelines of the National Secretariat for Planning and Development (Span. SENPLADES) for Youth Employment. Furthermore, a document of Situational Analysis of youth employment in Ecuador was developed, as well as the policy of Youth Employment and adolescent work.