Mobilizing business leaders to provide decent jobs for youth in Africa

UNIAPAC International and its 15 national associations in Africa will be committed over the next two years towards the promotion of decent jobs for youth. The main actions will aim to raise awareness of business leaders on this crucial issue.

Events to raise awareness will be organized, gathering business leaders in Africa. The first two events will take place in Cape Verde and Senegal.

 

Entity

UNIAPAC Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

Policy, advocacy and convening power

Partners

  • Associação Crista de Gestores e Dirigentes

    Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

    Policy, advocacy and convening power

  • Acteurs catholiques en entreprise au Bénin

    Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

    Policy, advocacy and convening power

  • ACATHA B

    Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

    Policy, advocacy and convening power

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 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

UNIAPAC International and its 15 national associations in Africa will be committed over the next two years towards the promotion of decent jobs for youth. The main actions will aim to raise awareness of business leaders on this crucial issue. The commitment includes the organization of multiple seminars, sharing of best practices and the organization of an international congress during which the topic of decent jobs for youth will be a cornerstone. By targeting business leaders, the ones directly hiring employees, UNIAPAC hopes to generate an indirect impact on decent jobs for youth.

 

The objective is to reach out to 2000 business leaders in Africa and raise awareness on the topic of decent jobs for youth through 16 Uniapac business leaders assocations. The dissemination is done through different tools and initiatives, such as:

  • Local events to raise awareness on decent job creation for youth (an event was organized in April 2018 in Addis-Abeba with the African Union)
  • Creation of an organization "Young African UNIAPAC leaders"
  • Training programs for business leaders, with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Mentoring; and business creation
  • Promoting best practices of inclusive businesses through a regional prize. The first competition was organized in November 2018.
  • Supporting sustainable investments to support local economic development and thus contribute to sustainable human development.
  • Editing and promoting a book on leadership and entrepreneurship and the future of work.

http://www.uniapac.org/

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 16 knowledge sharing or advocacy tactics on youth employment carried out, including events, campaigns and media items

    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

    The objective is to reach out to 2000 business leaders in Africa and raise awareness on the topic of decent jobs for youth through 16 Uniapac business leaders associations. The dissemination is through different events, tools, and initiatives.

    BY: Apr 2020

Start

08-Apr-2018

End

08-Apr-2020

USD 275,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

Target: All ages 15-19, 20-24, 25-29

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young people in rural areas

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