By Ronald Njoroge NAIROBI, (Xinhua)
-- Kenya on Tuesday launched
the Demographic Dividend Roadmap aimed at harnessing the
potential of the youth.
State for Devolution and Planning Principal Secretary
Irungu Nyakera told a media briefing that the roadmap
contains identified priority activities in health and
well-being, education and skills development, employment
and entrepreneurship, and rights, governance and youth
objective of the Dividend Roadmap is to match the
country’s population growth with the available resources
so that youth bugle becomes an asset to the country and
not a problem,” Nyakera said.
roadmap is a domestication of the African Union roadmap
whose aims and objectives tie in well with the country’s
National Development Blueprint Vision 2030 that aspires
to achieve higher incomes and a better quality of life
that one of the critical challenges that Kenya faces is
ensuring that the large population of youth are healthy,
educated, skilled, and actively engaged in economic
significant number of young persons in the country lack
education and skills that will enable them access to
employment and income opportunities,” he noted.
challenges need to be addressed if the country’s youth
are to contribute to the achievement of Kenya Vision
2030,” said the official.