Youth employment in the agro-food industry in Western Kenya (YEA)
Youth unemployment is widespread in Kenya. The project “Youth Employment in the Agri-Food Industry in Western Kenya“ (YEA) aims to improve training and employment opportunities for young people in rural Western Kenya. The program introduces or improves demand-oriented competency-based modular short-term ATVET training courses in selected agricultural and food industry value chains, in cooperation with ATVET institutions and the private sector in five counties (Kisumu, Vihiga, Siaya, Bungoma, and Kakamega). In addition, the project develops competency-based curricula and training and learning materials for agripreneurship and employability. Selected core modules were digitalized to be used as learning materials in ATVET institutions and for asynchronous self-learning, increasing the access to vocational training in rural areas. 3,000 trainees will benefit from increased employability by participating in the ATVET short courses developed by the project. In addition, 4,000 young people will be provided with innovative digital extension services.