Are you passionate about reducing unemployment levels among the African youth? Are you part of a project that seeks to generate employment through the development of skills? Does your project aim to change the perception of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) or other levels of education in your country? Get a chance to share your work with the continent, network and gain great exposure.
Application Deadline: 2nd October 2017
Eligible Countries: African countries
To Be Taken At (Country): Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
About the Award: Africa is in dire need of job creation through skills development. With high unemployment rates and skills in demand the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency seeks to fill the gaps in the current labour market with qualified youths. The AUC/NEPAD and its partners are committed to working with the youth to find sustainable solutions through skills development. The AUC/NEPAD is looking for innovative good practices aimed at harnessing the potential of the youth population.
The best projects chosen will be presented at the AU event in Addis Ababa Ethiopia from 30th October until 1st November 2017. This will be a travel expense paid trip where the winning projects will also be featured and made available on the NEPAD skills development online platform.
NEPAD is interested in a project that encompasses:
- Practical and innovative approaches to generate employment through skills development in all education levels and pathways.
- Enhancing equitable access to disadvantaged groups (women, young girls and disabled people).
- Changing the perception of TVET in Africa.
- Incorporating new technology to meet the labour market demands.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen of one of the AU’s member states.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: This will be a travel expense paid trip where the winning projects will also be featured and made available on the NEPAD skills development online platform.
Duration of Program: 30th October until 1st November 2017.
How to Apply: Applications or questions must be sent to [email protected] in the format displayed below.
Award Providers: New Partnership for Africa’s Development: The technical body of the African Union
Important Notes: No funding/grant is available.