The project to Support the Training and Professional Advancement of Youth in the Agadez Region promotes quality vocational training adapted to local socio-economic realities on the ground in order to create an enabling environment for the sustainable professional advancement of youth aged 15 to 35 in Agadez Region. This Region is particularly affected by un- and underemployment, as well as by the negative effects of migration.
During an initial 9-month experimental phase implemented solely in Agadez Region, a Swisscontact operations team experienced in vocational training and used to working in the region set up a response mechanism addressing various training needs in the fields of artisanry, services, construction, production, and agro-processing, in cooperation with various partners and the regional authorities.
The project to support the training and professional advancement of youth aims to fill unmet demand for youth training and professional advancement of training course graduates. This programme targets young women and men aged 15 to 35, serving both the educated and those without a formal education, and uses an integrated approach that accounts for youth unemployment, the complexity of migration, and the various challenges the region faces.
The intervention strategy emphasizes the following:
1,000 girls and boys (40% girls) will have acquired the skills needed to exercise a profession.
2018 - 2019
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