The Youth Entrepreneurship and Work in Niger (JEEN) project aims to improve the situation of young people in Niger by strengthening their technical and management capacities through the implementation of a strategy to strengthen their basic, technical and entrepreneurial skills. Funded by the European Commission and the Netherlands Government, the four year project is implemented in the regions of Tahoua and Zinder from December 2018 to December 2022.
The project's objective is to contribute to the creation of innovative jobs for young people aged between 18 and 40 years old, of whom 15% are returning migrants, in the regions of Tahoua and Zinder.
The project will:
- Promote job creation and self-employment in the food and nutrition, handicrafts, and trade sectors.
- Support sustainable and climate-resilient local economic development by facilitating access to agricultural and climate-sensitive production and land for young people.
- Establish an ecosystem that fosters business development and entrepreneurship by building capacities, providing access to information and financial and non-financial services for young women and men, and setting up business and learning facilities.