Nepal - with Kathmandu as its capital - is a landlocked country in South Asia, which is about half the size of Italy or 3.5 times bigger than Switzerland. In the north it borders the People's Republic of China and in the east, west and south it borders India.
There is a large wealth gap existing between the urban and the rural population and only about 65% of approximately 28 million Nepalese can read and write, and about one third of the population are recognised as equal by the caste system.
In phase II (2017-2020) the Project aims to improve opportunities for higher wage or self-employment for 3’300 Nepali youth (16-40 years of age) including women, people from the disadvantaged groups and migrant returnees by facilitating their access to occupational and life-skills training, entrepreneurship training and coaching and finance. The Project also facilitates employment support and counselling services to help trainees finding gainful wage or self-employment. The Project achieves this by working through NGOs, public and private institutions which receive capacity building in order to be able to deliver the required services to the youths. The ultimate goal is to improve the livelihood of the youths and their families.
Component 1: Entrepreneurship promotion
Component 2: Skills development
Component 3: Skills enhancement
2017 - 2020
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