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2016

SOCIO-ECONOMIC RE-INTEGRATION OF YOUTH AT RISK (SOMALIA)

Somalie

Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement

Titre : SOCIO-ECONOMIC RE-INTEGRATION OF YOUTH AT RISK (SOMALIA)

Pays : Somalie
Localisation : South-Central Somalia

Référence : P-SO-IE0-003

Date d’approbation : 22/01/2016
Date de démarrage : 30/05/2016

Description
The primary purpose of this project is to reduce vulnerability of Somali youth by providing economic opportunities and social support. The project will support socio-economic reintegration of youth at risk in South-Central Somalia by engaging them in labour intensive public works or market-based vocational training with business start-up kits as well as de-radicalisation and re-socialisation activities. A total of 2000 youth will be targeted. These will mostly be unemployed youth considered to be at risk as well as youthful ex-Al Shabaab fighters and those dis-engaging from other militant groups. The project will consist of the following three components : "Artisanal skills training and alternative Livelihoods : This component will focus to enhancing the employability of the youth by equipping them with new skills. Under this component, the project will also support a labour market survey, provide vocational training based on skills gaps determined in the survey and engage with other training providers to tailor curricula in line with the skills needed for the country’s recovery process. Opportunities will be created through labour-intensive cash for work and community programmes and micro grants will be provided to the youth for income-generating activities. The project will also support the construction of vocational training institutions in selected locations. Youth will also be sentitised to shift their perceptions towards employment including self-employment to appreciate their role in rebuilding the country. "Psycho-social support to dis-engaged youth : Youth in this category will be provided with counseling and guidance to help address stigma and build the social skills needed for normal community life. Training of Trainers (ToTs) for social rehabilitation instructors on de-radicalization and social skills will be provided/ Community volunteers will also be trained in counseling, trauma healing and victim support, mentoring and coaching. "Institutional Capacity Building : The project will help improve capacity of selected district institutions that are involved in fostering peace and addressing vulnerability and exclusion amongst the youth. Support for institutional capacity building will include provision of office space and equipment, support for stakeholder meetings, placement of Technical Assistants to enhance service delivery and facilitate skills transfer, training of local government staff and support to the Ministry of Human Development and Social Services for the development of a youth policy and National Youth Employment Strategy. "Project management : The project will be executed by the International Organisation for Migration in close partnership with selected local authorities. This component will finance project implementation related expenses.

Bénéficiaires
The project will target 2000 youth particularly those at risk and ex-militants and is expected to deliver the following benefits : "Reduced youth unemployment and enhanced economic empowerment of the youth through job creation and income generation. "Reduced youth vulnerability and risk of recruitment into militant groups. "Improved self-esteem and participation of youth in the national recovery process "Increased capacity of local authorities to deliver basic services, facilitate peaceful co-existence and address youth unemployment.

Financement  : UAC 3,300,000
1 UAC = 1,4458 USD (Mars 2018 )

Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement

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