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Youth For the Future (Egypt)


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Youth For the Future (Egypt)

Pays/Région : Egypte

Durée : 01.09.2020 // 31.12.2024

Switzerland promotes socio-economic inclusion of vulnerable youth to enable sustainable development in Egypt. The project “Youth for Future” strengthens protection and provides better livelihood opportunities for youth to facilitate their access to employment and promote social cohesion. Egypt and Switzerland share a common interest to bring new perspectives to vulnerable young Egyptians, refugees and migrants with special focus on young women and in setting a favorable framework to promote inclusive socio-economic integration.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : - In Egypt, estimated 40% of youth are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) and up to 1.2 million young people should enter the labour market each year until 2028 (World Bank - WB). - Egypt hosts over 6.3 million migrants and 261,701 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of March 2021, including 131,989 Syrians (50%). The others are mainly from Sudan (49,670), South Sudan (19,951), Eritrea (19,497) and Ethiopia (16,098). - Among these 6.3 million, 900,000 persons are considered vulnerable. This includes around 600,000 migrants and amongst them 95,000 refugees and asylum seekers who are children (3,749 unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) registered by UNHCR in March 21). - The majority of refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt are highly vulnerable, with 7 out of 10 refugees unable to meet their basic needs and face difficulties in accessing the job market due to legal issues but also lack of skills and language barriers. - Social integration is hindered by factors such as language and cultural barriers. This results in difficulties to interact with the host community, discrimination, and xenophobia.
* Objectifs  : This project aims to improve livelihood opportunities and strengthen the socio-economic resilience of young Egyptians, migrant and refugees, including non-accompanied children through protection, non-formal education, employability skills, and career prospects with equal access to young women (50%) and increased awareness and capabilities of key stakeholders.
* Groupes cibles  : The project will target a total of 30’597 persons (out of which 26’650 are young migrants, refugees and Egyptians in the age group 10 to 35 years, 247 MoYS staff and 3700 stakeholders in the governorates of Greater Cairo (Cairo, Giza and Qalubiyah governorates), Alexandria, Damietta and Kafr El-Sheikh. The project will target 14’000 indirect beneficiaries. The project targets 70% Egyptians and 30% migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Partenaires  : United Nations Children’s Fund – UNICEF (contractual agency) International Labour Organization – ILO

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 4’000’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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