The consultation of the joint programmer on youth employment Mogadishu, Aug, 07, 2016

Abdirashiid Heydara August 7, 2016 Comments Off
   The consultation of the joint programmer on youth employment  Mogadishu, Aug, 07, 2016

 The PSG 4 members endorsed with comments the three following projects for presentation to the SDRF Steering Committee planned for Aug, 07, 2016

FGS-UN Joint Programme on Youth Employment

 

  • Component 1: Value chain development,
    leading to improved long-term potential for growth, productivity and employment for six value chains

 

  • Component 2: Skills development,
    to enhance longer-term employability of youth in sectors with high growth and employment potential

 

  • Component 3: Infrastructure rehabilitation
    through labour-intensive methods

 

Opening:
The meeting opened with introductions. Representatives from the Federal Government of Somalia, ministry of labour and social affairs ministry of fishers and marine resource and Representatives line ministries.

The objective of the meeting was to review four pipeline projects in advance of the SDRF Steering Committee Executive, scheduled to take place on 15 Sep 2016 meeting in Mogadishu. Prior to the meeting, project documentation were circulated. In addition, the project concepts were discussed in previous PSG 4 Working Group and Sub-Working Group meetings. The projects include:

 

Presentation from line ministries about UN Joint Programme on Youth Employment
The meeting acknowledged the new faces from the Federal Government of Somalia as well as the emerging states. Because of the new membership, PSG 4 WG will continue consulting, learning lessons, and fine-tuning the process to ensure Somali ownership, coordination among the partners and projects, and successful delivery.

 

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Threeproposed interventions

 

Component 1: Value chain development,
leading to improved long-term potential for growth, productivity and employment for six value chains

 

Component 2: Skills development,
to enhance longer-term employability of youth in sectors with high growth and employment potential

 

Component 3: Infrastructure rehabilitation
through labour-intensive methods

 

 

Consequences of Youth Unemployment

  • Poverty is the most obvious direct consequence.
  • Most young Somalis engage in survival activities
  • Heightened insecurity, instability, crime and conflict
  • Reduced future productive potential and employment prospects for youth
  • Reduced citizens’ confidence, trust and involvement with state institutions
  • Somali youth are discouraged to play a constructive role in the  social, economic and political development of Somalia

 

 

. Value chain analysis:

 

  • Build capacities of public, private and academic institutions
  • Identify main constraints in six value chains in productive sectors
  • Recommend key interventions

 

b. Implement value chain upgrading strategy:

  • Implement the most important recommendations to address generic or sector-specific specific issues
  • Possible interventions include: microfinance and matching grant schemes to improve access to finance; technology for value addition; and business development services

 

Target: 2,000 long-term jobs created

 

Economic opportunities and training needs assessments

Build capacity of institutions to collect and analyse labour market information

Identify economic opportunities and training needs assessment

 

Training design, organization and delivery

Design content and develop curricula

Deliver training

 

Post-training support for micro-enterprise development and wage employment

Facilitate access to wage or self-employment

Support small business start-up

Facilitate access to credit, advisory services, marketing, technology, etc.

Target: 20,000 youth trained and 3,000 long-term jobs created

 

Infrastructure needs assessment

The component will identify and address specific infrastructure constraints  (identified through detailed value chain analysis in selected sectors).

Ideally, the project would focus on strategically important infrastructure in target locations

Outputs

Rural infrastructure projects implemented (feeder roads, canals, water catchments, erosion control and flood control etc.).

Urban infrastructure projects implemented (roads, environmental works, storage facilities, markets, etc.).

Target

30,000 short-term jobs created
(16,000 rural and 14,000 urban)

 

 

  • Federal Government of Somalia
  • FGS line ministries
  • Regional line ministries
  • Local government

 

 

  • United Nations
  • ILO
  • FAO
  • UNDP
  • UN-Habitat

 

Total budget:             $54,514,582
First phase: $22,000,000

Duration:                   36 months
First phase: 18 months

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