Center for research and youth development is a nonprofit organization dedicated to independent research and youth development non-profit, whose mission is to develop and promote the capacity of local Somali youth and graduates. Based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional Somali values and invoking civil duty, CRYD aims to provide youth with a space to share knowledge, information and gain real life experiences.

CRYD was founded in Mogadishu by a group of Somali professionals both diaspora and locals; that deemed it essential to create a space for like-minded individuals to share their experiences and how they have managed with the trials and tribulations that often follow youth after studies and finding suitable jobs in Somalia.   

Center for Research and Youth Development has been actively involved in empowering young people’s access to information, services and rights so that they are able to build collective platforms to challenge, develop and unlock their leadership potential. CRYD sets out to encourage the resurrection of a collapsed state through its largest yet most neglected population, Somalia’s youth. CRYD focuses on grass root level change, investing in youth and the betterment of their local communities with the hopes of enticing change at the national level. With nearly 30 years of suffrage to recover from, CRYD looks to provide assistance to communities through research and dialogue in regard to the gaps in education and skills of youth with the objective of identifying specific mitigation measures to bridge those gaps. CRYD stands to serve as a channel of support for young graduates and professionals aiding with job hunting training, CV development, mock interviews and so forth to prepare our leaders of tomorrow for what today has to offer. Help youth identify their key job skills, improve their CV, perfect their interview technique and gain better job seeking skills, use judgement to help youth through some challenging times in their lives, and provide tailored coaching which will make a huge difference to their ability to find, stay in and progress in a job develop an in-depth knowledge of local employment opportunities to help them get the right post. Provide advice for job seekers, how to get ready for work.

Furthermore, CRYD has experience in strengthening of the capacity of TVET through some of its activities such as development of the TVET curriculum, manuals and syllabus, implementation of TVET monitoring systems, training of the instructors/master training and institutional framework enhancement. 

CRYD works closely with the local communities, local authorities and regional administrations, and civil society organizations, National and International Organizations, UN agencies and other stakeholders to realize its mission of restoring civic duty and responsibility in youth and promoting not only self-reliance, but how individual growth and development can contribute to the collective betterment of Somalia.  

We empower young people by supporting their work through key focus areas, namely: Youth capacity development through Vocational and formal trainings, Assessment, think tank offering mitigation measures, addressing issues.


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