GWANI (ingl.)

For an attractive and market-oriented vocational training system.The project aims to develop a regulated, attractive vocational training system adapted to the needs of the local market, involving the agricultural and semi-industrial private sector, in order to integrate young women and men between the ages of 15 and 35 into the labour market.
Duración del proyecto
2023 - 2027
Financiado por
  • Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación COSUDE
  • Ministère en charge de la formation professionnelle
  • Observatoire national de l’emploi et de la formation
  • Conseil national de l’enseignement et de la formation professionnelle et technique
  • Fonds d’appui à la formation professionnelle et à l’apprentissage (FAFPA)
  • Agence nigérienne de promotion de l’emploi
  • Conseils régionaux
  • Commissions régionales à l’emploi
  • Mairies
  • Organisations professionnelles et faîtières

There are still many challenges to overcome in promoting youth inclusion and employment in Niger. The current training offer is still too far removed from the real needs of the market, as the private sector is not involved in the selection of courses and professions, nor in the elaboration of curricula, nor in the management of training centres and facilities. Accordingly, at the end of their training, the young people are not sufficiently prepared for integration into the world of work.

The GWANI project therefore aims to find a response to these various challenges by better adapting vocational training provision to the needs of the labour market, increasing the involvement of the private agricultural and semi-industrial sector, and developing mechanisms for better coordination between public (ministries, regional councils, municipalities, specialised structures) and private actors (professional associations, umbrella organisations, etc.).

  • The first priority therefore aims to improve VET provision and support the employability and inclusion of young people by creating a mechanism that enables stakeholders responsible for the governance of VET provision to be aware of and respond to market trends and the skills needs of formal and informal sector enterprises in order to adapt VET provision. This will be achieved through, among other things, the development of a national digital platform, regional employment committees, strong involvement of the private sector (defined here as all formal and informal enterprises and their representative bodies) etc.
  • The second axis aims to improve the employability of young women and men by promoting their skills in promising occupations, especially in construction, food processing and new technologies. Here, too, the private sector is strongly involved and strengthened.
  • Finally, the third priority aims to integrate young men and women at risk into the labour market by creating a training offer specifically tailored to them. In addition, more intensive post-training support will be ensured.
  • A mechanism will be put in place to enable the actors responsible for managing the provision of training to be aware of and respond to market trends and the skills needs of enterprises in the formal and informal sectors in order to adapt the provision of training.
  • 7200 young men and women in the regions of Dosso, Maradi and Niamey are employed in civil engineering, processing of agricultural products and NTics.
  • 12 700 vulnerable young people, including 6000 in the Tillabéri, Tahoua and Diffa regions and 6700 in the Maradi and Dosso regions, are integrated into the labour market.