The main objective of the Academy is to enhance the capacity of decision-makers (notably Ministries of Labour and other relevant Government institutions and workers and employers organisations) to develop comprehensive strategies for tackling the multi-faceted dimensions of the youth employment challenge, with gender mainstreamed.
Desirous to expand the social dialogue and to provide a space for the views of the targeted group (the youth), the Academy also promotes the participation of representatives of youth-organisations.
More specifically, the Academy aims to:
- Foster better understanding of labour market concepts for rigorous diagnosis of youth employment challenges with due attention to the gender dimension;
- Promote best-practices for mainstreaming youth employment into national employment policies and development frameworks;
- Promote multi-pronged and integrated approach in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating decent job creation for youth;
- Enhance knowledge and tools that support action on youth employment through the development of national action plans and national programmes on youth employment;
- Promote gender-mainstreaming and social dialogue as central elements for tackling the global youth employment challenges;
- Enhance knowledge and experience sharing on youth employment policies including active labour market policies, youth entrepreneurship, skills development and youth transition to formality;
- Review the mix of policy instruments that can be used to achieve youth employment policy objectives;
- Enhance knowledge for monitoring and evaluation of youth employment initiatives;
- Foster youth rights and green jobs for youth as an integral component of youth employment strategies; and
- Share experience and best practices on inter-institutional coordination mechanisms on youth employment policy and programme development.