Towards Africa Agenda 2063 - Developing Skills and Youth Entrepreneurship for job creation especially in rural areas in Africa

NEPAD seeks to train 15,000 african youth/women along strategic agricultural value chains from 2017 to 2020. Target groups will include youth from rural areas, under-privileged background with specific focus on young women. NEPAD Agency will mobilize financial and technical resources from African Union, its member states, and partners such as GIZ, FAO and others.

Entity

NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency Other regional or multilateral organization

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • Germany, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    Private sector

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
  • 2.3 By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
  • 2.4 By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
  • 2.c Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility
  • 4.3 By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
  • 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
  • 5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
  • 5.5 Ensure women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
  • 5.a Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws
  • 5.b Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women
  • 8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
  • 8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

description

The NEPAD Agency seeks to promote innovative approaches for employment orientated Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) especially in Agriculture and Rural Development and with high to upscale the impact on youth development and thereby attracting and increasing investments towards skills and entrepreneurship development and ultimately employment and job creation, in Africa in partnership with the private sector and governments of Africa. The focus on supporting innovative and systems approach of integrating Agriculture into the TVET Systems and improvement of the overall TVET systems in countries, building the capacity of TVET Training Institutions to design and implement Competence-Based Curriculum along agriculture value chains and linking trainers and trainees to the private sector through industrial placement, attachments and other practical approaches to impart hands-on training to the trainees.

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 15,000 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

    Design and delivery of Curriculum, Training of Trainers and Building the capacity of Agriculture TVET Training Providers (Private and Public) in at least 12 African countries to offer skills training for at 15,000 youth in at least 15 agriculture Value Chains

    BY: Nov 2021
  • 18 youth employment stakeholders supported through technical assistance, capacity-building or peer learning

    4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

    Support to TVET Training Providers in 18 selected countries in capacity building, innovative approaches to curriculum development along agriculture value chain and host at least 1 Regional or Africa-wide knowledge exchange or conference on skills development and entrepreneurship

    BY: Nov 2021

Start

01-Jan-2017

End

31-Dec-2021

USD 15,000,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

15,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-35

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Youth with disabilities
  • Low-income individuals
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs

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