Mauritania - Vulnerable Youth Employability and Socio-Economic Integration Support Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jun 2021
Signature Date 28 Jun 2021
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Commitment U.A 3,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention is related to the Vulnerable Youth Employability and Socio-Economic Integration Support Project. The project aims to improve the quality of life of vulnerable youth in the Brakna region through skills development and entrepreneurship. It also contributes to the operationalisation of the National Employment Strategy (NES 2019-2030) and is aligned with the Strategy for Accelerated Growth and Shared Prosperity (SCAPP 2018-2030). The project will help to develop information and intermediation services, as well as technical and professional skills of young people, while providing technical and financial support to entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. The implementation period is four (4) years, from September 2021 to December 2025. The project cost is estimated at UA 3.302 million, including the Mauritanian government’s counterpart funding of UA 0.302 million. The project is structured around three components, namely: (1) Support to information and intermediation services for an increased youth employability; (2) Development of technical skills and promotion of young entrepreneurs in the emerging sectors and (3) Project management, monitoring and evaluation.

Project Objectives

The main objective of the project is to improve the quality of life for the people in Brakna Region through skills development and entrepreneurship. Specifically, the project seeks to promote the employability of young people, especially vulnerable young people aged 15 to 24, particularly women who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET).

Beneficiaries

The project will directly benefit the following the following target population: (i) about 24,757 youths through sensitisation activities; (ii) 4,000 youths through life skills training; (iii) 850 youths through training towards qualification and certification; (iv) 450 youths through internship placements; and (v) 700 entrepreneurs who will receive technical and financial support for their projects.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Extending
Government Of Mauritania
Implementing
GOUVERNEMENT DE MAURITANIE MINISTERE DES "FINANCES,DIRECTION DE LA DETTE EXTERIEU

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-I00-003
Last Update 29 Jul 2021

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Contact Details

Name BEN ABDELKARIM Oussama
Email o.benabdelkarim@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Mauritania