Launch of the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Zimbabwe 2012 – 2015 and Skills II for Youth Employment and Rural Development

On the 14th of February 2013, the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe (CO-Harare) in collaboration with the ILO tripartite partners launched the third generation of the Decent Work Country Programme for Zimbabwe 2012-2015 and the ‘Skills for Youth Employment and Rural Development’ (SKILLS II).

News | 14 February 2013
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Over 200 guests, who included the guest of honour Deputy Prime Minister, Professor Arthur G. Mutambara; the Minister of Labour and Social Services, Hon. Paurina Mpariwa; Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation & Empowerment, Hon. Saviour Kasukuwere; The UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Alain Noudehou and four other Ministers responsible for Employment and Labour from the sub-region, witnessed the event.

SKILLS II is a DANIDA funded project which is being implemented in over 9 provinces of the country. It is aimed at reducing poverty by economically empowering disadvantaged and vulnerable young women and men in the rural and peri-urban communities of the selected provinces. The programme, which is an expansion of the first phase, identifies viable local economic opportunities and empowers participating youth using the TREE (Training for Rural Economic Empowerment) and AI (Informal Apprenticeship) methodologies.