Employment Program for Youth Self-Employment
Creating sufficient jobs that are adequately remunerative and sustainable across the economy.
Generate employment opportunities needed for unemployed youth by equipping them with vital skills and attitude that are critical for the development of the growth of the private sector.
Coordinating all employment and related initiatives in the public, private sector and civil society.
Pillar1: Employability and skills Development (2,837000RWF): This involves development of practical (Hands-on skills) enhanced through Short-Term Vocational Training of 3-6 months, by the WDA, depending on training focus identified by identified Districts Business Authorities
Pillar 2: Entrepreneurship and Business Development: All NEP interventions contributed to the creation of 51,672 jobs. Micro and small businesses have been coached by Business Development Advisors and 84% of projects coached have accessed to finance and generated 39,954 jobs.
Pillar 3: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). This focuses on access to finance through guarantee and grant support.
200,000 jobs created in general. These jobs are expected to help graduates; their families and community attain improved standards of socio-economic development. Specifically for youth: 10,000 of youth are mobilized for start-up MSMEs accessing to finance and 10,000 of youth trained in short term vocational training for practical-job-relevant skills.
NEP budget comes from the Government budget and from different stakeholders. The NEP total budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 has been 9,161,584,931RWF composed of 2,837,000 RWF for Employability and skills Development; 5,956,399,667 RWF for Entrepreneurship development and Access to finance and 240,000,000 RWF for employment opportunities for vulnerable households and 13,8185,264 RWF for enhancing efficiency and effectiveness and employment tracking. Each institution allocates funds depending on the NEP intervention it is implementing. As an example, an amount of 90,000,000 RWF has been earmarked by the Ministry of Youth and ICT, to Districts only for youth mobilization to benefit from NEP interventions (Annual Narrative Report for financial year 2015/2016).