|Approval Date||27 Oct 2021|
|Signature Date||15 Dec 2021|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Jan 2026|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11231|
The Sustainable Enterprise Development for Women and Youth (SEDWY) is Technical Assistance operation designed to provide specific support to Zimbabwean Women and Youth through the development of infrastructure and technology for the production, processing, storage, transport and marketing of fruits and vegetables, dairy production and processing capacitation of small scale and artisanal miners. Estimated at UA 2.75 million for a 4-year period, the project, will cover selected districts in Zimbabwe will be financed by the ADF (UA2.5 million grant) and Republic of Zimbabwe (UA 0.25 million) in kind. The project will also support the implementation of training, advisory and coaching activities for women and youth cooperatives and SMEs. The project targets women and youth in situations of economic vulnerability defined incomes below the total Consumption Poverty Line for Zimbabwe, which stands at about USD 100 per month.
The Project Development Objective is to improve incomes and creation of decent jobs for women and youth in the horticulture, dairy and small-scale mining value chains through capacity development and access to markets. The specific project objectives are to: i) Improve women and youth entrepreneurs’ access to quality business development services and markets in the fruit, vegetable, dairy and artisanal and small-scale mining value chains; ii) Enhance access to demand driven technical and vocational skills to increase employability amongst youth (50% women) in the selected value chains; iii) improve regulation and beneficiation of the artisanal and small -scale mining sector.
The project interventions will benefit a total of approximately 100,000 people: across the value chain starting with youth in TVET education up to entrepreneurs and existing small-business owners. Beneficiaries include 3,000 youths that shall be accessing competence-based training program in entrepreneurship and business management at TVET level; 500 small traders trained and facilitated to access markets; facilitation of linkages for 500 stallholder farmers to supply to big local companies; capacitation of about 720 small scale miners in value addition and access to market; and 1000 young entrepreneurs equipped with business development skills to scale up their businesses.
African Development Fund
GOVERNMENT OF ZIMBABWE MINISTRY OF FINANCE & ECON DEVELOPMENT
|Last Update||16 May 2022|