Youth Entrepreneurship

Academy on youth entrepreneurship and employability in Morocco

The ILO “Youth at Work” project held a capacity-building workshop for 80 trainers to enhance entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for young women and men in Morocco.

News | 23 February 2014
The ILO “Youth at Work” project organized the first academy on youth entrepreneurship and employability to enhance skills and job opportunities for young people in Morocco.
The one-week capacity-building workshop supported by a comprehensive training of trainers program targeted 80 participants from Sous-Massa-Drâa, Oriental and Axis Casa- Kenitra regions of Morocco.

These young Moroccans were trained in Agadir from 17-23 February 2014 on key entrepreneurship and financial education tools as well as green jobs and women entrepreneurship. The Academy was designed to build the capacity of trainers to support young people to develop their entrepreneurial spirit to create jobs for themselves and others as well.

Five youth-led projects which won the "Youth to Youth Fund” (Youth Employment Network) presented their projects during the opening ceremony; the main beneficiaries of these projects are the young women and men living in the Sous-Massa-Drâa area.

The projects signed grant agreements amounting 100,000 DHS each ((approx. 10,000 Euros).

The academy is part of the carrying out of activities of the project "Youth at Work" in Morocco, implemented by the International Labour Office (ILO) since 2012, with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (MAECDC). The institutional partner of the project is the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs (MEAS).

The overall objective of this four-year project is to enhance the employability and entrepreneurship of young people in the three target areas of the project namely: Oriental, Sous-Massa-Drâa and the Casablanca – Kenitra regions.