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Rwanda - Ajprodho Jijukirwa
Place of the action: Rwanda
Title of the project in the original language: Youth Employability in the Informal Sector
Applicant: Association de la Jeunesse pour la Promotion des Droits de l’Homme et le Développement (AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA)
Co-applicants : Young Women’s Christian Association of Rwanda, CARE Österreich - Association for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance.
Total duration of the action: 48 months
Project implementation dates from field work launching to closing of the action: 1st February 2015 to 31st January 2019
Objective of the action: The Youth Employability in the Informal Sector (YEIS) project has been designed to contribute to the elimination of poverty of youth (16-30 years) dependent on the informal sector in Rwanda . The project’s specific objectives are: conducting evidence-based advocacy for a more appropriate legal and policy framework and its efficient implementation; increasing technical, financial and entrepreneurial skills for 8000 youth (70% women) in informal sector; increasing access to information, financial and business services for youth in informal sector by facilitating them unite in VSL groups, cooperatives and labour unions; facilitating youth working in informal sector take steps towards the regularization or formalization of their activities.
Street vendors, taxi bicycles, domestic workers, workers in hair salons and restaurants, workers in tea plantations and mines.
R1. 8.000 youth dependent on the informal sector have increased their productivity, employability and market access
R2. the legal and policy framework is more appropriate for and more efficient in reaching youth dependent on the informal economy
R3. 4.000 youth dependent on the informal economy are able to successfully engage with duty bearer through cooperatives and other representative organizations
R4. 8.000 youth dependent on the informal sector have been enabled to take steps towards the regularization or formalization of their enterprise or working relationship
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