Kenya

Young Africa Works

Our public-private partnerships support growing industries and identify work opportunities for young Kenyans, in alignment with the Kenyan government’s Vision 2030 agenda and focus on the digital economy.  

The Goal: Five million young people in dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.

Context: Over the next five years, there will be an estimated six million un- and underemployed Kenyans—the majority of whom will be young people. Underemployed young Kenyans earn an average of US$0.2 per day, compared to the rest of the workforce earning an average of US$1.95 per day.

Our Approach: Support micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with access to finance, business development services, and entrepreneurship training. Link youth aged 18-35 to digital and online work opportunities, with emphasis on making digital skills programs more accessible to young women. Offer scholarships for young women to enable access to manufacturing and construction work, and help sharpen offerings from technical training institutions for highly skilled, in-demand grads.  

Priority sectors: Agriculture, manufacturing, housing, and health care.

 

 

Connecting Young Kenyans to Dignified Work

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