Alfredo Cáliz

Greater economic and employment opportunities

What is our objective?

We aim to establish inclusive economic development programmes addressing youths and vulnerable groups' employability through increasing their social and professional skills as well as enhancing effective job creation. This includes, support to existing and new MSMEs integrate local and regional value chains and access markets; as well as improving local business enabling environment and financial inclusion to boost self-employment, in particular for the youths and most vulnerable groups. 


How does this objective link to our actions? 

If we can support business environment enablers and bridge the skills gaps for the youth and most vulnerable groups, additional employment opportunities will be created, thus promoting stability, inclusive economic growth, social cohesion and development in selected regions of migration origins and regions with high growth potential. Our programmes are tailor made to meet the needs of youth, women and other vulnerable groups who face additional barriers preventing them to access economic opportunities and financial services. Our main assumption is that short and long-term grievances arising from economic and social exclusion, marginalisation and inequality are amongst the most significant drivers of violence, forced displacement and illegal migration. Through the EUTF for Africa, we therefore aim to provide alternative opportunities for communities to foster growth and development in the long term.

Selected targets*

167 760
Number of jobs created

Number of MSMEs supported

292 045
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

197 714
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development


News & Stories

Au Burkina Faso, cloture des ateliers de validation des 18 premiers référentiels métier / formation / certification
NEWS | 22 March 2019

Au Burkina Faso, cloture des ateliers de validation des 18 premiers référentiels métier / formation / certification par le Ministère de la Jeunesse et de la Promotion de l’Entreprenariat des Jeunes

Mercredi 6 mars 2019 dans la grande salle de réunion du stade du 4 aout, après 3 jours d’un travail intensif, les 18 groupes mobilisés dans la conception des référentiels métier/ formation / certification de 18 premiers Certificats de Qualification de Base ont validé sous la présidence du Secrétaire général...

From vulnerable to resilient: the PARSE project supports young Cameroonians’ entrepreneurial ambitions
NEWS | 22 March 2019

From vulnerable to resilient: the EUTF supports young Cameroonians’ entrepreneurial ambitions

The ‘Project to Support the Socio-economic resilience of Vulnerable Youth’ (PARSE), based in Garoua, continues to empower the disenfranchised youth living in the three northern regions of Cameroon. These regions are faced with a substantial unemployment and underemployment problem, plaguing particularly the young.

Initiated at the end of 2016, PARSE...

Mission de contrôle à Boukiling
NEWS | 15 March 2019

Au Sud du Sénégal : Un accès à la formation professionnelle renforcé grâce la construction de 3 nouveaux centres de formation

Trois centres de formation professionnelle (CFP) sont en cours de construction dans les régions de Sédhiou et de Tambacounda. Les communes de Goudiry, Sédhiou et Bounkiling ont été identifiées par le Ministère en charge de la Formation professionnelle et LuxDev pour abriter des infrastructures de dernière génération.

Les travaux de...

NEWS | 04 March 2019

Horn of Africa results: Africa Trust Fund has provided skills training to more than 46,500 people and created more than 12,200 jobs

Thanks to the Africa Trust Fund in the Horn of Africa, 37,500 people have benefited from professional (TVET) and skills development trainings and more than 46,500 people (migrants in transit, children in mobility, IDPs and refugees) have been protected or assisted. In Ethiopia alone, 36,700 people received chemicals to render...