Youth

16-Dec-2019

African Development Bank approves $5 million grant to scale up Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a grant of $5 million to enable the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to scale up its outreach and impact to 1,000 select youth entrepreneurs. The grant follows the signing of a letter of intent between the Bank and the Tony Elumelu Foundation, which took place during the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme launch in March this year. The partnership will bring about future collaboration focused on strengthening small to medium-sized enterprises as well as talent and skills development for...
13-Dec-2019

African Development Bank’s digital skills training benefits women

After graduating from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with a degree in Communication and Language Arts in 2016, Olashile Odetola could not find a job. But an online learning program piloted by the African Development Bank has given her two “gifts”: digital skills and a sense of confidence. Odetola, 31, was one of two thousand students who took part in the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training program launched by the African Development Bank in partnership with technology firm Microsoft in April 2019 after successful pilots in Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire....
12-Dec-2019

AMI - Côte d'Ivoire - Réalisation de l’audit comptable et financier du PPF Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire

Le Gouvernement de la République de Côte d’Ivoire a reçu une avance au titre du mécanisme de financement de la préparation des projets (PPF) du Fonds africain de développement en vue de préparer le Projet d’emploi des jeunes en Agribusiness en Côte d’Ivoire (Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire). Il a l’intention, à ce titre, d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées pour financer le contrat de recrutement d’un bureau d’étude chargé de l’audit final du projet.
12-Dec-2019

EOI - Côte d'Ivoire - Recrutement d’une assistance pour la mise en place du dispositif de coordination du projet

Le Gouvernement de la République de Côte d’Ivoire a reçu une avance au titre du mécanisme de financement de la préparation des projets (PPF) du Fonds africain de développement en vue de préparer le Projet d’emploi des jeunes en Agribusiness en Côte d’Ivoire (Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire). Il a l’intention, à ce titre, d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées pour financer le contrat de recrutement d’une assistance pour la mise en place du dispositif de coordination du projet.
12-Dec-2019

AMI - Côte d'Ivoire - Manuel de procédures administratives, comptables et financières, et de mise en place d’un système de gestion comptable

Le Gouvernement de la République de Côte d’Ivoire a reçu une avance au titre du mécanisme de financement de la préparation des projets (PPF) du Fonds africain de développement en vue de préparer le Projet d’emploi des jeunes en Agribusiness en Côte d’Ivoire (Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire). Il a l’intention, à ce titre, d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées pour financer le contrat d’élaboration d’un manuel de procédures administratives, comptables et financières, et de mise en place d’un système de gestion comptable.  
12-Dec-2019

AMI - Côte d'Ivoire - Mise en place d’un système de suivi-évaluation du projet du projet Enable Youth

Le Gouvernement de la République de Côte d’Ivoire a reçu une avance au titre du mécanisme de financement de la préparation des projets (PPF) du Fonds africain de développement en vue de préparer le Projet d’emploi des jeunes en Agribusiness en Côte d’Ivoire (Enable Youth Côte d’Ivoire). Il a l’intention, à ce titre, d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées pour financer le contrat de mise en place d’un système de suivi-évaluation du projet.
11-Dec-2019

Senegal: African Development Bank lends €62.8 million to help create 150,000 jobs for women and young people

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a €62.83 million loan to the Government of Senegal for implementation of the first phase of a project aimed at providing jobs for 150,000 women and youth. Funding for the Project to Support and Enhance Women's and Young People's Entrepreneurial Initiatives (PAVIE I), is composed of a €14 million loan from the African Development Fund and a €48.83 million loan from the African Development Bank. "PAVIE is intended to support the Government of Senegal's efforts to implement the Plan for Safeguarding Jobs (PSE)...
06-Dec-2019

African Economic Conference: The do’s and don’ts of youth employment

African governments, working with civil society and the private sector, should formulate deliberate policies to boost employability, particularly of the continent’s youth, according to regional surveys presented at this year’s African Economic Conference (AEC) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Researchers Abou Kane from Senegal, Joachim Tindo from Cameroon and Togo’s Mawussi Djahini-Afawoubo administered the survey to analyze the labor market in their respective countries. The survey results on Wednesday dominated discussions at the three-day conference, hosted by the African Development Bank...
04-Dec-2019

Conférence économique africaine 2019 : adapter la formation professionnelle aux besoins du marché pour accroitre les opportunités d’emplois des jeunes africains

Les experts et chercheurs présents à la Conférence économique africaine 2019, ont dressé un tableau des faiblesses du marché du travail en Afrique. Selon eux, ce marché est caractérisé principalement par l’inadéquation de la formation, un accès difficile et un environnement économique dominé par le secteur informel.  Au cours de cette session sur « Emploi des jeunes en Afrique, opportunités et défis », les jeunes chercheurs ont fait le point de la situation au Ghana, Togo, Bénin, Cameron et au Congo. Adeolo Oyenubi, chercheur à la School of Economics and finances,...
04-Dec-2019

“Let’s address skills mismatch in jobs for the youth,” speaker tells African Economic Conference

The second day of the 2019 African Economic Conference, exploring ways to create jobs for Africa’s youth,  focused on the youth skills gap issue across the continent. The conference in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh is hosted by the African Development Bank in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. According to Adamon Mukasa, senior researcher at the African Development Bank, under-skilled youth represented 28.9% of Africa’s population, more than double the 13% recorded in other developing regions...
02-Dec-2019

African Economic Conference 2019 – participants converge on Sharm El Sheikh to debate jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa’s youth

More than 350 stakeholders are converging on Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), with this year’s focus on jobs, skills and capacity development for Africa’s youth. The three-day conference, from 2-4 December, brings together researchers, youth representatives, business leaders, policymakers and media representatives from Africa and around the globe – to hammer out policies and strategies for successful inclusive growth and job creation in the region. The recommendations will guide commitments of partners – the African Development Bank,...
18-Nov-2019

AMI - Guinée - Consultant Responsable Administratif et Financier - PATAG-EAJ

Le Gouvernement de la République de Guinée a sollicité et obtenu un financement du fonds africain de développement (FAD/BAD) sous forme de dons et prêts pour financer en partie le Projet de transformation de l’agriculture guinéenne et de l’entreprenariat agricole des jeunes (PATAG EAJ) Le Ministère de l’Agriculture, agissant en qualité de Maître d’Ouvrage Délégué (MOD) pour le compte du Gouvernement de la République de Guinée envisage d’utiliser une partie des sommes accordées au titre de ces prêt et don pour financer le contrat de services d’un consultant individuel au poste de...
18-Nov-2019

GPN - Guinée - Projet d’Appui à la Transformation de l’Agriculture Guinéenne et de l’Entreprenariat Agricole des Jeunes (PATAG-EAJ)

Le Gouvernement de la République de Guinée a  obtenu un don et un prêt du Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement (BAD), afin de couvrir le coût du  Projet d’Appui à la Transformation de l’Agriculture Guinéenne et de l’Entreprenariat Agricole des Jeunes (PATAG-EAJ)
14-Nov-2019

2019 Africa Investment Forum: African Development Bank, EU reaffirm partnership, ambition to de-risk business environment, create jobs in Africa

The African Development Bank and the European Union shook hands on a renewed commitment to unlock hundreds of millions in financing for African infrastructure and development needs. Collaboration between the two institutions would focus on de-risking the business environment in Africa, providing equity, guarantees and other types of non-grant support, African Development Bank President Akinwumi and European Union Commissioner Neven Mimica said at a news conference held Monday, on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum. Both men stressed the central role of investment in the...
14-Nov-2019

Working Paper 326 - Youth Jobs, Skill and Educational Mismatches in Africa

Abstract: This paper contributes to the empirical literature on the incidence of skill and educational mismatches of African youth and explores the linkages between job mismatch and wages, job satisfaction, and on-the-job search. It uses school-to-work transition survey datasets from 10 African countries and controls for unobserved heterogeneity, sample selection bias and endogeneity problems during the estimation of job mismatch. Results show that skill and educational mismatches are prevalent in Africa: 17.5% of employed youth are overskilled, 28.9% underskilled, 8.3% overeducated and 56.9...
08-Nov-2019

EOI - Kenya - Consultancy Services assignment for Incubation and Training Service Provider for the Program - ENABLE Youth Kenya Program

The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries  has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the ENABLE Youth Kenya Program and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Consultancy Services assignment for Incubation and Training Service Provider for the Program.
31-Oct-2019

SPN - Kenya - Consultancy Services for an Incubatees Recruiting Firm for enable youth Kenya Program

The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the ENABLE Youth Kenya Program and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Consultancy Services assignment for an Incubatees Recruiting Firm for the Program. The overall aim of this project is to train and empower youth agricultural entrepreneurs (Agripreneurs) in 8 Youth Agri-Business Incubation Centres spread across the country over a five-year period. The incubation activities...
30-Oct-2019

Nigeria country office of the African Development Bank launches jobs report

The Nigeria country office of the African Development Bank on 28 October 2019 launched the Bank’s ‘Creating Decent Jobs: Strategies, policies and instruments’ report in Nigeria. The report, first launched last month in Abidjan, cites growth in the African labour force as the fastest globally. However, successive years of robust macroeconomic policies, which have aided the remarkable economic growth rates for nearly two decades, have not created the jobs required to absorb the increasingly growing labour market entrants or led to sufficient poverty reduction. To reverse this trend economic...
29-Oct-2019

In Togo, youth and SMEs receive the African Development Bank’s full support

In a large building located in the Vakpossito district, south of the Togolese capital Lomé, the main equipment in the Agrokom soya processing plant is fully operational. In a few days, this group of young people will deliver 200 tonnes of organic soya meal to an international client. “In 2011, we only produced 50 tonnes of meal for the local market. However, since 2016, our production has quadrupled, and we are now supplying the international market,” Daniel Komlan says proudly. Mr. Komlan is the managing director of Agrokom, a small business specialised in soya processing. Daniel...
24-Oct-2019

2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh to foster jobs, entrepreneurship and capacity development for African youths

What: African Economic Conference Who: African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations Development Programme When: 2-4 December 2019 Where: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt   The 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC), the leading platform for networking, dialogue and knowledge-sharing on pertinent issues facing Africa, will take place 2-4 December 2019 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference is jointly organized by the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme, on the theme...