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*

131 936
Number of jobs created

Number of MSMEs supported

678 513
Number of people assisted to develop economic income-generating activities

219 607
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development


Total 78

News & Stories

NEWS | 12 March 2021

Yvonne Adjei, tackling waste segregation behind the scenes

At Waste 360 – a waste management company in Takoradi in the Western region of Ghana – 33-year old Yvonne Adjei is found behind her desk coordinating daily waste collection rounds in the municipality. Yvonne is a participant of the Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) employability training programme supported...

NEWS | 31 January 2021

INTEGRA : l’entrepreneuriat et l’innovation au cœur de la lutte contre le COVID-19

Le programme d’appui à l’intégration socio-économique des jeunes (INTEGRA), financé par l’Union européenne, a équipé le centre de créativité et d’innovation des jeunes entrepreneurs à Conakry, la FabLab. Ainsi INTEGRA offre, à travers le PNUD, des services d’accompagnement répondant aux besoins technologiques des startups pour soutenir le développement de...

NEWS | 18 January 2021

L’entrepreneuriat à l’honneur dans le Sud du Sénégal

Au Sénégal, les avancées du programme « Développer l’emploi au Sénégal – Tekki fii » sont l’occasion de célébrer l’entrepreneuriat local à Ziguinchor, dans la région naturelle de la Casamance. Ainsi, l'Ambassadrice de l'Union européenne et le Ministre sénégalais de l'Emploi, de la Formation Professionnelle, de l’Apprentissage et de l’Insertion...

NEWS | 03 December 2020

L'agriculture, un enjeu crucial pour l'insertion professionnelle durable des jeunes au Guinée

Le programme d’appui à l’intégration socio-économique des jeunes (INTEGRA), financé par l’Union européenne, veille à proposer des formations professionnelles qui permettent aux jeunes de se spécialiser dans des secteurs qui recrutent. L’agriculture est l’un de ces secteurs porteurs et propose beaucoup d’opportunités d’emplois, notamment dans les zones rurales. Avec l’appui...