Skilling the young for Job Creation during COVID

by Advocacy Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture
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Skilling   the young for Job Creation during COVID
Skilling   the young for Job Creation during COVID
Skilling   the young for Job Creation during COVID


The project will support 50 Youth groups and 20 schools in providing self-employment skills, practical training sessions, exposure visits, business startup kits at group and individual level given the high unemployment rate and a biggest percentage of the Ugandan youth population landless. The skills will utilize small spaces for backyard gardening, waste management for income generation, value addition on agriculture produce and cottage industries at household and school community levels.

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Despite being the majority, youth face problems like inability to own or access land, affordable financing for agribusiness start-ups and technical know-how for self-employment. Youth in working age category of 14-17 years are excluded from most development programming, while young women in male-dominated social setting are vulnerable to marginalization. Unemployed or underemployed in the informal sector characterized by low quality working conditions with unstable earnings, calls for skilling.


The project will attract the young in and out of schools for employable skills under the agriculture value-chain, which is critical for hands-on plus provision of start-up kits on a revolving basis to create a new generation of farmers, processors and traders recognized and given room to incubate their ideas to inspire others. Such support will include investment initiatives that improve youth livelihood by providing them with necessary skills that will be springboard for gainful employment.

Long-Term Impact

The project will enable each youth and child acquire relevant skills to set up small businesses at household level to sustain homes and provide employment through a multiplier effect within the target as a sustainability strategy. Each youth group is made of 25 youth and a school community targets 100 pupils, hence 1250 Youth in 50 youth groups and 2000 pupils in 20 schools beneficiary reached, knowledge and skills transferred to their respective households of 7 - 10 persons improving lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Organization Information

Advocacy Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture

Location: Kampala, East Africa - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ACSAUganda
Advocacy Coalition for Sustainable Agriculture
Harriet Nakasi
Project Leader:
Harriet Nakasi
Kampala , East Africa Uganda

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