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*

Number of jobs created

Number of MSMEs supported

Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

1 845
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development


Total 76

News & Stories

NEWS | 08 June 2022

Côte d’Ivoire : valoriser la production locale à travers l’entrepreneuriat

Depuis 2019, l’Union européenne finance à travers le Fonds Fiduciaire d’Urgence (FFU) I&P Accélération au Sahel, une initiative du fonds d’investissement Investisseurs & Partenaires qui accompagne les petites entreprises dynamiques et à fort potentiel de croissance, mais jugées trop jeunes ou trop risquées pour obtenir des financements de la...

STORY | 30 May 2022

The European Union’s actions on circular economy in Ghana: the story of a service recipient of the GrEEn Project

The Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) project is a four-year joint action by the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). The project aims to create greater economic...

NEWS | 16 May 2022

EUTF GrEEn Project supports Fintechs in Ghana

The fintech space in Ghana has undergone significant growth and evolution in the last few years with entrants spanning the business, telecommunication, agriculture, health and financial services sectors among others. While innovation is growing and many more organizations are developing solutions that leverage technology to respond to people’s needs...

NEWS | 03 May 2022

GrEEn Project Trains Farmers in Ghana on Sustainable Farming Practices on World Earth Day

World Earth Day is marked every year on April 22, to highlight environmental issues including loss of biodiversity, increasing pollution among others. 

The European Union funded Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) Project has marked this year's World Earth Day with a training exercise for...