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Youth Employment Generation through Savings in Yemen

Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:39 Written by 
  • Location(s): Yemen
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Community Development , Youth Empowerment
  • SDG(s): 10. Reduced Inequalities
  • Locations in the Arab States: Yemen
  • Types in the Arab States: Solution
  • Themes in the Arab States: Community Development, Youth Empowerment
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 10. Reduced Inequalities

The project aims to socially and economically empower disadvantaged youth and women in market oriented technical, entrepreneurial and managerial skills, confidence building and empowering skills necessary to improve their access to productive resources and sustainable earning potential. 

The project implements the "3x6" innovative approach to create sustainable livelihoods for Youth based on savings. The youth received a daily income for their engagement in the WASH activities where they are encouraged to save two-thirds of the total earned income. The youth's saved income, and then tripled by UNDP. The total amount then forms the capital for the youth`s business projects.

The project provides trainings linked and integrated with other complementary interventions such as access to markets, appropriate technology, microfinance, entrepreneurship development and follows up technical assistance and advisory services.

The project has adopted a comprehensive, market-driven, gender responsive and community-based strategy. It involves strategic partnerships with local authorities, Local Councils, religious leaders, NGOs, private sector, and relevant institutions, and contributes to strengthening their capacity as responsible service providers, facilitators and advocacy actors.

The project has achieved the following accomplishments:

  • Built the capacity of 217 youth (males and females) on marketing skills which developed businesses plans to start up small businesses
  • Raised the targeted group awareness on the importance of the savings
  • Community participation through cash for work activities 

Partners: UNDP and For All Foundation (Yemen)

Contact details: 
Yemen (Sanaa - Nouakchott street, behind Plaza Hotel)
Sabah Badri Bakker, Executive Manager 
Tel: 00967-733157777
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