Burkina Faso - Support Project for Youth Employment and Skills Development in Rural Areas (PADEJ-MR)


Project Summary

Approval Date 17 Sep 2018
Signature Date 26 Oct 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 43010
Commitment U.A 10,300,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Support Project for Youth Employment and Skills Development in Rural Areas (PADEJ-MR) was designed to address the issue of youth integration more effectively. The project aims to create favourable conditions for more inclusive economic growth that can reduce youth unemployment and underemployment. This will be done in particular through the integration of employment at the heart of sectoral policies and the development of young people's skills in relation to the productive sector. The project is also part of the National Strategy for the Development of Agricultural Entrepreneurship (SNDEA, 2017-2026), which is the framework document for the promotion of agricultural entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso. The project will contribute to the creation of favourable conditions for more inclusive economic growth, which can reduce youth unemployment and underemployment. The project has three main components, namely: (I) support for entrepreneurship of young graduates of higher education in agriculture and agribusiness; (II) development of skills for employability and entrepreneurship of rural youth and (III) project management and coordination. Component 1 aims to support entrepreneurship among young graduates of higher education in agriculture and agri-business. Component 2 aims to develop skills for the employability and entrepreneurship of young rural people with or without diplomas/qualifications. The third component supports project management.

Project Objectives

The project goal is to improve youth employability and entrepreneurship in the agricultural, forestry and livestock sectors as well as in promising sub-sectors in rural areas.

Beneficiaries

The beneficiaries of the project are mainly: (i) young people living in rural areas; (ii) trained young people, whether qualified or less qualified; and (iii) young higher education graduates. The target age bracket is between 15 and 35 years for men and up to 50 years for women. Lastly, the project will benefit the following target population: (i) 5,000 young people in terms of awareness-raising to guide them towards agricultural value chain professions; (ii) 500 young entrepreneurs (350 young university graduates and 150 young people from TVET structures who will all benefit from incubation services); (iii) 1,300 young people trained in VTCs and RPCs, at least 50% of whom will be able to find jobs on the market; and (iv) 1,500 young people who may be employed in the 500 enterprises created.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-BF-I00-002
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name OUEDRAOGO Alfred Regis N.
Email a.r.ouedraogo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Burkina Faso