A global exchange programme with a unique learning approach in which every great solution gets a place to flourish and multiply where it’s needed.

What does E-Motive do?

E-Motive offers a systematic peer-to-peer learning exchange programme, following 6 steps. The learning exchange programme is tailor-made, combines face-to-face exchanges with online tools, and connects professionals and solutions that have the power to truly generate impact. All the chosen professionals have the potential to be inspiring change makers, and all the selected solutions have a proven track record. The aim of the exchanges is to create a space of trust and openness, in which professionals will be surprised, excited and motivated to develop a new perspective on how to approach their problem differently.

Current Project
Empower Youth for Work
E-Motive challenge: Create job opportunities for young people by setting up rural Hubs in Bangladesh and Pakistan

What is an E-Motive challenge?

In every learning exchange E-Motive works with a challenge. A challenge is an urgent local issue that is in need of solutions. Instead of re-inventing the wheel, E-Motive searches for the best practices in contexts and countries with similar local issues. To learn from related and transferable solutions will be a radical innovation for the communities of the challenge. Through each challenge E-Motive shows the potential of creating space for unexpected points of view, and seeing each other’s difference as valuable sources of learning.

The current challenge is: to create job opportunities for young people by setting up rural Hubs in Bangladesh and Pakistan.

A rural Hub is a place to support young people in finding a job. It is a creative working space with an internet infrastructure and joined services. There are two ways in which a rural Hub supports:

  1. Preparing youngsters for employment in existing companies. The rural Hub provides skill trainings, internships, career events, internet service and CV reviews.
  2. Encouraging youngsters to be an enterpriser. The rural Hub provides entrepreneurship trainings, incubation & coaching, pitching & network events and matching to investors.

Current projects

    Empower Youth for Work (EYW) is a 5-year project of Oxfam Novib, funded by the IKEA foundation. The challenge is to create job opportunities for young people by setting up rural Hubs.

    Go directly to the challenges for Bangladesh or Pakistan (below) or visit first the main project page (left).
Our lessons learned so far
Curious what we have learned so far for the Empower Youth for Work project? We have gathered all our findings, trends, insights and lessons about rural hubs and enterprises.