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Kenya Youth Employment Support through Skills (K-YESS)


Titre : Kenya Youth Employment Support through Skills (K-YESS)

Better Utilization of Skills for Youth through Quality Apprenticeships (BUSY)

Pays : Kenya

Date : 1 September 2016 - 30 June 2021

The project’s immediate objective is to improve the capacity of Kenyan government, employers’ and workers’ organizations, and civil society organizations to establish and expand workplace-based training programs with a focus on vulnerable and marginalized youth, in particular adolescents at or above the legal working age who are engaged in or at risk of engaging in child labour.

The BUSY project is a pilot initiative that will allow the test of skills training and youth employment promotion scheme for vulnerable and marginalized youth ages 16 to 24, and particularly young women and youth ages 16-17, whilst supporting the government and social partners to review relevant policies on industrial training to promote inclusion of formal and informal apprenticeships for vulnerable youth. The project will coordinate with and complement other efforts and programs being carried out by the GOK, particularly the support the World Bank and skills and youth.
The overall goal of the BUSY project is to increase decent job creation and employability of young people, thereby contributing to reduce unemployment, vulnerability and poverty for vulnerable and marginalized youth, both in urban and rural settings.

Development partner(s) : Kenyan government, employers and workers organizations and civil society organizations

Organisation internationale du travail (OIT)

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