Implemented by AVSI in partnership with the National Chamber of Crafts of Ivory Coast, and funded by the European Union, the project "Integration and support to the empowerment of artisans in Ivory Coast" benefitted 5,000 artisans and their families.
Mei Zegers recently visited the interesting OSIRIS project in Senegal and-together with the implementing agency (Aide au Développement Gembloux)-identified several good practices. The project offers integrated services to rural inhabitants. Click the link above for a few details.
Youth employment is a core problematic both in most advanced and developing countries; and governments, local and international organization agree in making it a priority in their policies and strategies.
Entrepreneurship and vocational training programs are a key leverage to support informal workers, create job opportunities and facilitate social integration and are at the core of various development projects and initiative.