Niger

In Niger, the rural informal sector generates between 80 and 90% of overall employment, which primarily comprises agriculture and animal husbandry. Above and beyond the difficult overall situation, the country is facing the challenge of integrating young people into the professional world. It is rendered all the more challenging by lack of skills and professional experience, which in turn is attributable at least in part to an inadequate vocational education. 
Niger

Swisscontact in Niger

  • since 2005

Figures

  • Area: 1,268 million km²
  • Population: 22,44 million
  • Capital: Niamey

Projects

Niger, Burkina Faso
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion
Bridge Youth Connect
The purpose of BYC is to facilitate access to strategic economic and social opportunities for vulnerable youth in Niger and Burkina Faso. 
Niger
Initial vocational education and training
Alternative education programme for young people
The project provides a high quality alternative basic education with a leverage effect on the non-formal education system, enabling girls and boys aged 9 to 14 who have not completed school to acquire the basic skills necessary for integration into social and economic life.
Niger
Labour market insertion, Initial vocational education and training
Pilot project to support the socio-professional integration of juvenile prisoners (PAPJ) 
This project promotes the social and professional integration of vulnerable young people aged between 14 and 25, with or without formal education, in the regions of Niamey, Dosso,  Maradi, Tahoua and Zinder.
Niger
Labour market insertion
Support the Vocational Training and Labour Market Integration of Youth (ProEmploi)
The purpose of the project is to integrate young boys and girls aged 15 to 35 into the labour market in the regions of Agadez and Zinder.Swisscontact has been mandated by GIZ’s “Programme ProEmploi” to facilitate the professional advancement of 5,000 youth completing the ProEmploi cash for work programme in the regions of Agadez and Zinder,...
Niger
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion
Rural Skills Development support program in Niger
Swisscontact contributes to the improvement of the living conditions of rural youth in the regions of Dosso and Maradi, by the establishment of a training-system and the integration of trained youths into the labor market.

News

Niger
Sustainable agriculture
17.06.2021
Facilitating Access to Markets for Young Agricultural Producers
Young people in Niger face problems of employment and socio-economic integration because vocational training is particularly poorly developed in rural areas. Swisscontact aims to improve the living conditions of rural youth in the regions of Dosso and Maradi by establishing training that meets the needs of the local economies and by integrating trained youth into the labour market.
Niger
28.04.2021
Effetcs of establishing an Integrated Agricultural Training Site in Koona, Maradi region
The Integrated Agricultural Training Site (Site Intégré de Formation Agricole, SIFA) of Koona was created in February 2018, thanks to the Rural Skills Development support programme in Niger. Like all the other training sites in the Maradi region, the Koona site is under delegated management by the town hall to a local farmers' organisation called "Kishin-Zucci" (meaning efficiency of work).
Niger
09.04.2021
Opportunities linked to the creation of the integrated agricultural training site in Gabi-Tajaé, interview with the local cooperative
Before the arrival of the Integrated Agricultural Training Sites, the commune of Gabi practised very little off-season cultivation, because of there was a problem with accesssing water. However, with the creation of the training centres and a thorough study of the soil, it became clear that the subsoil of the rural commune of Gabi has an enormous potential for groundwater.
Directrice Pays Niger
Sophie Rosman

Our approach

Our strategy involves supporting local economic development through the promotion of a modern educational and vocational training system, thereby helping young people to successfully join the professional world and social life. 

To this end Swisscontact is developing market-friendly and contextual vocational training that meets local developmental needs and ensures participation and inclusion of local stakeholders. We support young people in their efforts to successfully join local economic life, by empowering them and increasing their employability. 

Contact

Quartier Dar Es Salam, Cité STIN, BP 12 676 Niamey

En venant de la station Ola Energy, prenez le pavé Dar Es Salam et tournez à gauche juste avant la pharmacie Say. Prenez le deuxième couloir à droite. Le bureau se trouve sur votre gauche.

Les coordonnées GPS sont : 13°32'20.0"N 2°05'51.4"E