Promotion of demand-oriented vocational qualification
In accordance with the objectives and priorities of the Nigerian Government, the project pursued the demand-oriented training and further qualification of young job seekers, young farmers and workers in MSMEs of the formal and informal sector in the potato, cassava and construction sector value chains (VC). Following the projects gender focus, a special focus was on girls and young women.
The project was closely linked with the "VC Promotion" unit of the GIZ program „Pro-poor Growth and Employment Promotion in Nigeria“ (SEDIN). Two regions of Ogun State near Lagos and Plateau State north of Abuja had been selected as pilot regions. The selected pilot sectors were agriculture (potato and cassava) and construction. While the construction sector was relevant in both regions, in agriculture, cooperation in the Ogun region focused on cassava and in the plateau region on the potato VC.