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Source: Expertise France |

European Union (EU)-funded Project EU4PSL for Private Sector Development in Libya Presents Results

An online portal to simplify the establishment of businesses, step-by-step guides for new entrepreneurs, business acceleration programmes and start-up grants for 90 young Libyan entrepreneurs, and a new link between the private sector and Libyan universities are among EU4PSL’s most important achievements since 2019. “E-NABLE”, a €5 million EU-funded follow-up programme, will continue to support private sector diversification, digitalization and financial solutions for businesses in Libya

The European Union’s (https://bit.ly/3uCHRgC) EU4PSL project in support of private sector development in Libya presented its results in Tripoli. Over the past three years, the project contributed to a better business environment, and new job opportunities across Libya, in particular for the youth and women. In a closing ceremony in…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Vocational Training in Gambia

TİKA’s Coordinator in Banjul, Şule Bayar stated that vocational training is an alternative for academic education offering opportunities not only for education and career but also for personal development

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) renovated the kitchen of the Mother and Adult Training Center within SOS Children’s Villages in Gambia. It is aimed to improve the cooking and food serving skills of the individuals with the Catering and Hotel Management Program in the Mother and Adult Training Center,…

Source: South African Government |

South Africa: Government welcomes job growth

The largest jobs gain were recorded in manufacturing (123 000), followed by trade (82 000), construction (46 000), transport (33 000) and community and social services (27 000)

Government welcomes the results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for quarter three: 2022, which revealed that 204 000 jobs were gained between the second quarter of 2022 and the third quarter of 2022. The Labour Force Survey also revealed that the total number of persons employed was 15,8 million…

Source: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) |

United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and European Union (EU) upcoming report on Improving the Ecosystem for Urban Finance in Africa Through Case Studies of Cameroon, Tanzania and Togo

This report was commissioned by the EU to explore the potential and the scope for deploying its development funding and financing toolbox

The European Union, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund are thought leaders in defining the development dimension of urban finance in Africa. Watch this space for the upcoming publication of the report on improving the ecosystem for urban finance in Africa through case studies…

Source: The Presidency, Republic of Ghana |

Ghana: Vice President Bawumia Launches Youth Training and Job Placement Programme for 1,200 Ahafo Youth

Dr Bawumia urged the programme implementers to inculcate entrepreneurship and soft skills training into the curriculum

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has challenged heads of public and private institutions to explore and implement innovative ways to complement Government’s job creation efforts across the country. Speaking at Goaso in the Ahafo Region on Wednesday, 23rd November, 2022 Dr Bawumia said the youth make up a large…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Parliament to Investigate Labour Export Companies

This follows the rampant and unclear deaths of many casual labourers, especially girls working in the Middle East

The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has tasked the Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, to work with the line ministry to investigate companies involved in the export of labour to the Middle East. This follows the rampant and unclear deaths of many casual labourers, especially girls working in…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Industrializing the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region: Strides, Drawbacks and Impact

The key outcomes of the discussions were the need for a skills audit that would allow the regions to remain competitive with other regions

The private sector has been challenged to move beyond policy and advocacy towards increased levels of entrepreneurship. Various participants at the “Industrializing the SADC Region: Sharing Strides, Drawbacks and Impact” event convened by the African Union Southern Africa Regional Office (AU-SARO) as part of the activities of the Africa Industrialization…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Made by Africa: 94 value chains to boost intra-African trade

ITC data show current intra-African export growth potential to be US$22 billion

A new report prioritizes pharmaceuticals, baby food, cotton clothing and automotives among 94 feasible value chains to boost intraregional trade and create jobs for women and youth. Invest in pharmaceuticals, baby food, cotton clothing and automotives, in line with African goals to improve food security, health and tech skills, to…

Source: International Trade Centre |

Gambian youth entrepreneurship project wraps after creating 10,000 jobs

The Youth Empowerment Project, funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, is set to continue supporting Gambian youth

ITC’s Tekki Fii Project in The Gambia – targeting job creation for young people – comes to a close; focus now shifts to promoting sustainable tourism and creative industries. After five years of unlocking employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for thousands of young Gambians, the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Tekki Fii…

Source: Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) |

Sudanese Women are Entering a Profession with Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency's (TİKA) Support

Vocational and handicrafts training programs organized for young people and women both support women’s employment

As part of the project “Art Training Program - Amigurumi,” implemented by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Amigurumi courses were held for 15 women in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, for two weeks.  In Sudan, the long-term economic crisis has led to an increase in unemployment in the society,…