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Project ID 00065842 Description MOZ102 Youth Employment
Fund
Mozambique One UN Fund
Start Date *: 31 Dec 2008
Theme
Youth Employment
Project status Financially Closed
Country Mozambique Participating Organization   Multiple
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Programme Description:

The Government’s Five Year Plan highlights the importance of the promotion of programmes that ensure employment for recently graduated youth, and stresses the importance of quality vocational training and linking formal education, vocational training and employment. PARPA II indicates the importance of the implementation of the Employment and Vocational Training Strategy. In this context, it is important that support for youth employment adopts a rights-based approach and promotes decent work and decent working conditions for young people.

 

Development Goal

UNDAF Outcome: 

UNDAF Outcome 4: Increased and more equitable economic opportunities to ensure sustainable livelihoods for women and men.

 

UNDAF Output: 

UNDAF Output 4.3.1: Economic and business initiatives supported, including the implementation of the employment strategy, as well as the graduation of the informal sector into the formal economy

 

JP Outputs and Key Activities:

Outputs:

  • Functional literacy and skills for employment/self-employment provided by a minimum of 10 Vocational Training Centres (VTCs).
  • Entrepreneurship education (e.g. ‘Know About Business’) and professionalisation model available in curricula in at least 20 secondary, technical and vocational schools by 2010.
  • At least 150 young women and men assisted in starting their own micro-enterprises.
  • A minimum of ten group-based advocacy, savings, credit and social protection schemes for youth established.
  • Potential of crafts sector and creative industries for youth employment strengthened.

Activities:

  • Review targeted support for youth employment in rural and urban areas.
  • Develop and apply learning/teaching materials on entrepreneurship training and culture.
  • Apply ‘best practices’ and scale up educational initiatives (e.g. JFFLS school approach).
  • Establish centres for training in crafts, business management and functional literacy.
  • Adapt/test group-based social protection approaches for target groups and curricula for self-employment and micro-enterprises.
  • Establish three craft centres and agro-processing enterprises.
  • Analyse/review the employment potential of creative industries in Mozambique and recommend an integrated policy framework for the sector’s employment potential.

 

Procurement:

Procurement activities will be conducted through participating UN agencies and the national implementation partners.

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