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JICA Trains Somalis On Fishing

Storyline:National News

In a move to increase youth employment opportunities within the territory of Somalia the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with Fisheries Education and Training Agency (FETA) Mbegani will provide training for trainers to 15 Somalis.

The training is pilot project which will be conducted for one month in May 2016 at Mbegani to equip trainers with fishing skills and methods for them to be able to conduct fishing clinics to Somali youths.

According to the 2012 Somalia Human Development Report entitled ‘Empowering Youth for Peace and Development’ the unemployment rate for youth aged 14 to 29 amounts to 67 per cent one of the highest in the world.

Representative from the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation in Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr Mohamed Farah, said Somali was coming from civil war thus needed support to equip their youth with skills to be self employed.

“When you come from civil war it’s very hard to stand alone and recover thus we are looking for support from other governments and donors to support us in terms of training, 73 per cent of Somalia’s population is below the age of 30 and 42 per cent is between 14 and 29 years,” he said.