About the Initiative for Youth Empowerment and Transformation (IYET)
The Initiative for Youth Empowerment and Transformation (IYET) is a national-level youth sector engagement group on youth in agriculture. The committee is made up of persons serving as “champions” for young people, and working to address the barriers in the policy environment through dialogue and engagement of influential stakeholders such as government, the private sector, financial service providers, nongovernmental organizations and young people. The IYET is a platform through which Youth Forward initiative, and other initiatives are enable to better understand and respond to youth needs that current initiatives do not adequately address thus enhancing program effectiveness and sustainability.
The IYET facilitates repeated interactions among different stakeholders groups to enable shared understanding of gaps, constraints and opportunities for youth in agriculture, thus expanding the effectiveness and impact of youth programmes in Uganda.