PROJES aims to promote stabilisation and socio-economic revival in central Mali, strengthening essential services and access to them for the population while supporting social cohesion and communities. It also aims to help vulnerable populations generate income and employment.
Vulnerable, unemployed or underemployed youth aged 16 to 40 constitute the target group for Swisscontact Mali. The activities supported by PROJES will also generate both direct and indirect employment for neighbouring populations not supported by the project. An innovative process has been set in motion that relies on new professionals (e.g. guidance counsellors, entrepreneurship coaches, and employment advisors). These professionals intervene through specific and equally innovative mechanisms: a “Job Orientation and Insertion Tool” (Dispositif d’Orientation et d’Insertion Professionnelle, DOIP) and Employment Facilitation Offices (Bureaux d’Appui à l’Insertion, BAI). Through these two mechanisms Swisscontact shall provide information, training, and cross-cutting trainings (e.g. trainings in organisation, accounting, entrepreneurship skills, creation and development, management of micro- and small enterprises) as well as financial and logistical support to target groups.
For technical and business training provided to youth:
For continued guidance to young beneficiaries (job placement and thereafter):