SINCE

SINCE

Fighting youth migration in Ethiopia with social inclusion programmes

517

unemployed young people found a job

35

private enterprises involved in the project

1,6 K

young people had access to vocational training

A project that fights the migration of young people from the Amhara region, Ethiopia, through social inclusion and job placement programmes, funded by the European Union under the European Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

TO STOP
YOUTH IMMIGRATION 
IN ETHIOPIA

BACKGROUND
YOUNG ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE’S IMMIGRATION

Irregular immigration to Arab countries is a phenomenon that involves thousands of Ethiopians every year, mainly from the Amhara region. These migrants are often young people between the ages of 20 and 34; a segment of the population that represents the core of the labour force in the country of origin. In addition to the problems of abuse and violence it entails, irregular migration is also a problem for the socio-economic development of the area. The recent expansion of Ethiopia's textile, construction and infrastructure sectors requires new skills, which are increasingly difficult to find due to the absence of young people, combined with the low level of training widespread.

OBJECTIVES
SOCIAL INCLUSION TO FIGHT IMMIGRATION

With Since we want to reduce the risks of irregular migration of young Ethiopians through increasing youth employment in a context of poor economic opportunities. The aim of the project is to promote the social inclusion of young people by strengthening the vocational training system, facilitating their employment in the most relevant sectors for the development of the region. It is also part of the project an awareness-raising programme, aimed at spreading a culture that respects the rights of young people and at increasing knowledge of the immigrations’ issues.

HOW WE WORK
ENCOURAGING SOCIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA

In order to encourage the inclusion of young people in the labour market and in the community, we have created a job centre, which is now the reference point for companies and potential employees, facilitating the meeting of labour supply and demand. Specifically, the project acts:

  • by strengthening the system, both public and private, of vocational training to create the skills required by companies investing in the area;
  • by directing young people towards quality vocational training to increase their employability;
  • by offering specific training courses for companies on workers' rights, with a focus on gender issues.

 

RESULTS
YOUNGER EMPLOYEES,
LESS IMMIGRATION

With Since, we contribute to the reduction of irregular migration of young Ethiopians through different tools and programmes dedicated to workers and companies. To date, we have implemented numerous solutions, including:

  • the upgrading of 3 vocational training schools, which has enabled the improvement of the training offer;
  • the creation of a public employment centre, to facilitate the matching of labour supply and demand, thanks to the building of a strong public-private partnership;
  • the provision of quality training for over 1,500 young people complemented by work grants, apprenticeships and vouchers;
  • the production of scientific reports on the potential of industrial districts, produced to provide a picture of local development to public and private actors.

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