THE MARKET YOUTH DRIVEN RESILIENCE PROJECT
EU, German Government Fund Market Youth-Driven Resilience Project, Train 1800 Youth
An Grant Agreement was signed in December 2021 between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the American University of Nigeria to deliver entrepreneurial vocational skills to 900 female and 900 male youth between the ages of 17-25 years in two northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno State through a Market Youth-Driven Resilience Project (MDYRP) funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ and the European Union.
Did you know that the unemployement rate in Nigeria increased to 33.3% in the fourth quater of 2020 from 27.1% in the second quater of 2020?
Specifically, Northeast Nigeria has the highest rate of unemployment at 70%. A situation that has left many young people hopeless, desperate and more likely to join the now fertile breeding ground for insurgencies?
By using business as a means of creating hope and resilience in 1800 young beneficiaries between the ages of 17-25 across five (5) local governments in Adamawa and Borno state, the MDYPR fills the livelihood and opportunity gap for young people?
Fatima UmarMDYRP Beneficiary, SO2
The MDYRP understand the need for young mothers to also make a living to support their families just like 24 year old Fatima Umar who registered for our SO1 component of the MDYRP. We are determined to support these young mothers with the business skills and funding they need to grow their businesses.
With a new and innovative approach, the MDYRP is designed to address the gaps that have been observed in the existing livelihood programmes in the northeast. It will address these through the following objectives that target vulnerable and conflict affect youths:
- Training to acquire income-earning vocational skills and start livelihood activities.
- Support to access technical and financial support to enable them to start and/ or expand their livelihoods activities.
- Support to acquire agro-allied entrepreneurial skills for animal husbandry.
- Support the use of sports as a vehicle to understand, develop and apply business skills
- Enhance skills of youth owned business owners to scale up business development strategies.
Inclusive education for persons with disabilities
Check out the Various Vocational skills training
Sowing, welding, electrical work soap making, IT and so much more. The decision to pursue these skillsets is market driven enabling beneficiaries to quickly get to market within their immediate communities.