Sierra Leone - Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 May 2016
Signature Date 31 Oct 2016
Planned Completion Date 30 Dec 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Dec 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 32130
Commitment U.A 1,743,881.57
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Technical Assistance Project aims to promote youth entrepreneurship through improving youth business skills and their employability through empowering the youth with relevant skills for the job market. This pilot project will provide career guidance and counseling to 2,400 youths; train 20 TVET instructors; enhance supervisory skills of at least 100 graduates in collaboration with private sector partners; train 150 youths in three selected priority trades needed by the private sector, these will in addition go through a graduate internship program and will either be linked to employers or capacitated to become entrepreneurs; support 60 youths to start and manage businesses through mentoring; and enhance the image and attractiveness of TVET Image Campaign. The project will also procure light goods and consultancy services. It includes the following components: (i) skills development for employment; (ii) career guidance and job readiness; (iii) graduate entrepreneurship program; and (iv) project management, coordination and institutional support.

Project Objectives

The project's overall goal is to support the creation of integrated and sustainable systems linking the education/vocational institutions with the job market and thus strengthen entrepreneurship and create employment for the youth. The specific objective of this pilot project is to develop the capacity of youth support institutions and create working models for youth entrepreneurship and employment.


The project's main beneficiaries are the youths. The private sector will also benefit from the project through the entry into the labor market of a skilled and qualified workforce from TVET.

Participating Organization

Fund for African Private Sector Assistance
Fragile States Facility
National Youth Commission


IATI identifier 46002-P-SL-KB0-001
Last Update 14 Aug 2022


Contact Details

Name FODAY Mary Nguanya

Geographic Location

Country Sierra Leone