Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan

The Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan was developed by the Federal Ministry of Youth Development (FMYSD), as a strategy to respond effectively to the youth employment challenge in Nigeria. The major objectives of the plan are to address fragmentation and harness technical and financial resources for meaningful impact.

The plan targets young people between the ages of 18-35 years and details needed actions in support of employment creation for youth in critical economic and social sectors and outlines the financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

FMYSD is the lead entity and is responsible for budgetary provisions and for funds mobilization.

Entity

Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Nigeria Government or intergovernmental entity

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

Partners

  • Economic Community of West African States

    Other regional or multilateral organization

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

  • International Labour Organization (ILO)

    United Nations system entity

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

  • Fundación Internacional para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

    Foundation or philanthropic organization

    Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 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
  • 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
  • 8.b By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization
  • 17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

description

The Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP) has an implementation phase from 2019-2023 and emphasizes the 4Es: Employability, Entrepreneurship Development, Employment Creation and Equal Opportunity. It also aligns with the thematic areas of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. The goal of the plan is to deliver a comprehensive approach to youth employment interventions through multi sector collaboration. In line with existing policies and planning documents, the NIYEAP will promote a coordinated and joint-up response to the youth employment challenge including through the identification of priority areas for action and a framework to track and monitor progress.

Therefore, the commitment will contribute to the Decent Jobs for Youth by providing a framework to address fragmentation on youth employment interventions in Nigeria and also support efforts on job creation along the thematic areas of the decent jobs for youth.

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will drive the Coordination framework for implementation of NIYEAP with technical support from the ILO and other stakeholders. As part of the implementation structures for the coordination framework, the Ministry has a Committee in place of which membership comprises multi-sector representatives and the ILO as a Technical Advisory partner. NIYEAP foresees an implementation phase from 2019-2023. NIYEAP will be funded by Government budgetary resources and funds mobilized from stakeholders.

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • National strategies for youth employment supported in their development or operationalization in 1 country (Nigeria)

    8.b By 2020, develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organization

    NIYEAP is a National Youth Employment strategy developed within the context of the Youth Policy and other National Policy Frameworks.

    BY: Dec 2022

Start

01-Jan-2019

End

31-Dec-2022

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

Primarily:
  • Young women
  • Young men

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