Many challenges remain to be met to promote the integration and employment of young people in Niger. The current training offer is still too disconnected from the real needs of the markets, with the private sector not being involved, or not being involved enough, either in the choice of courses and trades, or in the production of curricula and programmes, or the management of training centres and sites. This inadequacy leads to a major skills gap. Moreover, when they leave training, young people are still not sufficiently equipped to enter the labour market, with major inequalities, particularly for girls.
The objective of the GWANI project is therefore to respond to these different challenges by improving the match between the supply of vocational training and the needs of the labour market, by involving the agricultural and semi-industrial private sector more and by developing management mechanisms by public actors (minister, regional councils, town halls, specialised structures) and private actors (professional organisations, umbrella organisations, etc.) to ensure better coordination.