Socioeconomic Development through Support for Training and Youth Professional Integration in Agadez and Zinder Regions

  • P Project/Program

I Inactive

Key Information

According to the 2012 Population and Housing Census in Niger, 15 to 30 year-olds represent more than 27% of the population of Agadez (131,455 people) and 25% of the population of Zinder (898,447 people). The regions of Zinder and Agadez alone account for almost a third of the population of this demographic in Niger. Its young people suffer from difficult access to land or agricultural production resources, the reluctance of financial institutions to grant loans, and poor opportunities for vocational training. These factors largely limit their capacity for self-employment and their employability in paid employment, leading to a high rate of underemployment and unemployment. The activities will aim, on the one hand, to strengthen the institutional capacities in the two regions concerned for the management of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and, on the other hand, to improve the employability of more than 6,000 young girls and boys. Several forms of support are provided, including: the development of training through public and private centres, improved conditions for training and learning, and support for the development of micro and small enterprises by young trainees.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2016 - 2020


The Ministry for Vocational and Technical Training

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry for Vocational and Technical Training, Niger


Trust Fund of the European Union

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Vocational training


  • School quality

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


15 - 30

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of classrooms

Learning while working

  • Vocational training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being