YEEP

Funding Source:          African Development Bank

Funding amount:         3.4 Million

Duration:                      3 years

Target:                         Those in tertiary level institutions (over 3000 youth will directly benefit)

Age Range:                 18-35  

Participants Ratio:      50-50, Male-Female

Location:                    Montserrado, Margibi and Nimba Counties

Objectives

The specific objectives of this project are, (i) to promote youth entrepreneurship through improving their business skills, and (ii) improve youth employability by empowering them with relevant skills required by the job market.

Project Goal

The goal of this pilot project is, to contribute towards youth employment in Liberia following years of conflict and recent outbreak of Ebola. This will be achieved by strengthening the capacities of selected institutions to enable them design and deliver entrepreneurship and employment generation programs that would improve youth skills, thereby enhancing the ability of the economy to absorb them as productive entrepreneurs and/or skilled workers.

Project Development Outcomes

The project is expected to result into (i) an expansion of businesses started by young people; (ii) increased employment and income of young people and (iii) establishment of innovative and sustainable programs on youth entrepreneurship and employment in Liberia.