The Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy has selected three sectors with high potential for youth inclusion for the initial flagship programs: agriculture, industrialization, and ICT. The Flagship Programs follow a unique approach in order to facilitate the design and implementation of individual projects. These flagships are based on best practices and provide results-oriented, cost-efficient models to scale up what has proven to work best. The program models outline the rationale, project components, and intended outcomes of each Flagship Program, providing a clear guide for design and implementation of projects.
- Rural Microenterprise Flagship Program Model: This program provides youth with capital, skills training and mentorship to support them with launching agriculture-based micro enterprises. Currently, the program is implemented in Malawi and Nigeria and has a total investment of US $54 million.
- The ENABLE Youth (Empowering Novel Agri-Business Led Employment) program helps young African men and women to incubate and scale-up their agri-business. In addition, ENABLE Youth supports youth in accessing financing to grow their enterprises. Currently, this program is implemented in 11 countries with a total investment of US $830 million.
- Agro-industrialization Pipeline Flagship Program Model: This program develops a pipeline of skilled labor for agro-industrial companies.
- Skills Enhancement Zone Flagship Program Model: This program develops a skilled workforce aligned to employer needs by creating demand-led training and job placement programs within industrial clusters.
- The Rockefeller Trust Fund enhances the digital and ICT skills of youth through these two main programs. Computational Thinking Flagship Program: This program introduces digital literacy, logical thinking, and complex problem-solving curricula in secondary schools. Coding for Employment Flagship Program: This program develops premier coding academies and matches graduates directly with ICT employers.
- 18/04/2018 - African Development Bank, African Institute of Mathematics and Science to transform industry-led research in Africa
- 06/04/2018 - Invitation to the African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) and Agri-Pitch Competition: “Technologies and Innovations for Youth in Agribusiness”
- 06/04/2018 - Fund for African Private Sector Assistance approves three projects to spur SME development in Africa
- 29/03/2018 - Visiting Swiss delegation underscores African Development Bank’s crucial role in Africa’s development
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Jobs for Youth Africa - Brochure (7.3 MB)