Development organizations should 'walk the talk' on youth employment

Breaking into international development organizations is tough for fresh graduates, forced to become interns if they want to gain experience. It's time for to recognize the capacity of young people and remove barriers to entering the global development workforce. A guest column by Katherine Ellis, director of youth at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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About the author

  • Katherine Ellis

    Katherine Ellis is director of youth at the Commonwealth Secretariat. With over 20 years in the private, public and civil society sectors with extensive expertise in youth development, organizational leadership and cross-sectoral collaboration, she is responsible for promoting the social, political and economic empowerment of young people across the 53 Commonwealth member countries.