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 results*

66 204
Number of jobs created

Number of MSMEs supported

339 719
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

109 173
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development


Total 74

News & Stories

NEWS | 24 July 2020

For the love of cars: Ali is a young Somali following his passion thanks to the BORESHA TVET program

By Bashir Abdifatah | DRC Somalia

One in three young people in Somalia are unemployed. Many grew up in an unsafe environment and had no access to education. Lack of job opportunities and skills development are increasingly leading youth to join extremist and other violent groups.  To help tackle this,...

NEWS | 10 July 2020

L'Union européenne et I&P lancent aujourd'hui le nouveau programme IPAS, pour appuyer la croissance des PMEs d’Afrique de l’ouest

Investisseurs & Partenaires et l’Union Européenne ont annoncé aujourd’hui, 10 juillet 2010, le lancement du nouveau programme IPAS : I&P Accélération au Sahel qui devrait soutenir 300 entreprises et faciliter la création de 5000 emplois pérennes dans la région. Le lancement de ce programme innovant et prometteur, dont l’objectif principal...

NEWS | 29 June 2020

Keeping it local: How the SEEK project (Ethiopia) has helped boost the local economy and contributed to peace in cross-border areas during COVID-19

The SELAM EKISIL (SEEK) project implemented by Pact and Peace and Development Centre (PDC) among other local NGOs, has contributed to peace and stability during the current crises by quickly recognizing the negative economic impact of COVID-19. 

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Ethiopian...

NEWS | 15 June 2020

«L'horticulture au Ghana, pour un avenir meilleur» est l'un des dix premiers projets du programme ARCHIPELAGO

Ce projet, qui a débuté en janvier 2020, vise à créer des opportunités de croissance économique et d'emploi dans le secteur horticole du Ghana. Il est mis en oeuvre par l'Université de technologie de Delft (TU Delft), en collaboration avec le Kwadaso Agricultural College (KAC) de Kumasi, au Ghana.