Guinea - Youth Employment Technical Assistance Project (PATEJ) - UNDP


Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Oct 2020
Signature Date 15 Jan 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 242,275
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Youth Employment Technical Assistance Project (YETAP) in Guinea is perfectly in line with the Bank's ten-year strategy (2013-2022) by contributing to the achievement of the green and inclusive growth objective. The PATEJ supports the government's efforts to strengthen the institutional and regulatory framework to better meet the needs of young people for their integration into the labour market. The PATEJ is in synergy with the Bank's ongoing operations, notably the Support Project for the Transformation of Guinean Agriculture and Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurship (PATAG EAJ), in order to ensure complementarity for a better impact. Thus, the first component of the project will allow the finalization of the process of elaboration of the National Youth Employment Policy (PNE-EJ) through the financing of complementary sectoral studies, the organization of sectoral workshops for dialogue, and national meetings on employment for the validation of the PNE-EJ before its transmission to the Guinean authorities for approval. In addition, this component will contribute to the evaluation of the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES), the strengthening of the implementation mechanism of the PNE-EJ, as well as the National Youth Observatory and the National Youth Council. The second component of the project aims to improve the employability of young people through the strengthening of the institutional framework of technical and vocational training in the agri-food sector, and the strengthening of the Guinean administration's capacities in terms of development project management. Thus, training modules will be developed in the field of agri-food processing and 25 trainers will be trained to strengthen the capacities of training centres in the sector. The project will also train 200 young administrative staff in project management, 3,000 young graduates in job search techniques, personal development and entrepreneurship, and 50 young people who are not in school or who have dropped out of school in the manufacture of stabilised earth bricks. The total cost of the project, excluding taxes and customs for a duration of two years, is estimated at 1.458 million Units of Account (UA).

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the creation of an institutional and regulatory framework conducive to skills development and youth employment. Specifically, the PATEJ aims to provide the Government of Guinea with a National Youth Employment Policy based on the country's potential, the implementation of which will involve all sectoral ministerial departments. In addition, the project aims to make the National Employment Observatory in Guinea and the National Youth Council functional, to contribute to the consideration of youth employment in the development of the National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES 2021-2025), and to strengthen the vocational training system in Guinea.

Beneficiaries

The scope of the PATEJ is national and the beneficiaries include institutions working on youth issues as a whole, as well as young people themselves. Specifically, the direct beneficiaries of the project include: (i) the Guinean authorities who will receive technical assistance for the elaboration and implementation of the PNE-EJ, the PNDES, the national youth policy and an adapted vocational training framework for agri-food processing, including the training of 25 trainers; (ii) young executives from the Guinean administration who will receive training in project management (iii) young higher education graduates who will receive training in personal development and entrepreneurship; (iv) members of the CNJ who will have their capacities strengthened; and (v) out-of-school and out-of-school youth who will be trained and inserted in the making of stabilised earth bricks. Indirect beneficiaries include (i) youth and any unemployed or underemployed person who will see increased employment and self-employment opportunities due to a more favourable environment; (ii) self-employed and cooperatives who will obtain a more favourable status for their activities. Young people include anyone between 15 and 35 years of age, and the project will place particular emphasis on mainstreaming the gender dimension in all activities.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
UNDP - GUINEA

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-I00-011
Last Update 02 Feb 2023

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Contact Details

Name OUEDRAOGO Anouar Abdoulaye Somketta
Email a.n.ouedraogo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Guinea
Coordinates Location Name
9.53795 -13.67729 Conakry