The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and improving access to basic services. This objective will be achieved through the collective impact in combining the select components of ERRY II, drawing on the complementarity of the participating agencies’ comparative advantages. This assumes synergy and conceptual coherence between the different components, wherein each component on its own contributes towards the stated outcomes.
The overall objective of the Programme is to contribute to reduced vulnerability and strengthened resilience of crisis-affected communities in Yemen through the creation of sustainable livelihoods and improving access to basic services.
OutcomesERRY II will achieve the following outcome:
- Crisis affected communities are better able to manage local risks and shocks for increased resilience and self-reliance.
- Output 1: Community livelihoods, productive assets and food security are improved to strengthen resilience and self-reliance
- Output 2: Vulnerable communities benefit from solar energy for sustainable livelihoods opportunities and enhanced social service delivery
- Output 3: Communities and local authorities have enhanced capacities to respond to conflict- and gender-sensitive needs.
Main Activities for ILO contributions under ERRY IIOutput 1.1 of the programme aims to ensure skills are developed and food security is improved for vulnerable farming households. As such, the ILO, in collaboration with FAO, will conduct the following activities:
- Train rural farmers and rural famer associations on entrepreneurship skills, market information and financial literacy in selected value chains and related sectors to provide effective avenues to upgrade members’ technical and entrepreneurship skills.
- Provide training to women engaged in rural agriculture on business development services, marketing skills, savings schemes, diversification of livelihoods based on ILO/FAO-developed GET Ahead for Women in Enterprise: Training Package and Resource Kit.
- Strengthen training of the trainers and train business advisors adapting ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business (SiYB) for entrepreneurs in agricultural businesses and viable businesses identified through the local market assessments.
- Finalize and institutionalize adapted MFB & semiliterate packages; at least five national master trainers are certified.
- Develop a laddered capacity building package to link cash for work beneficiaries with sustainable economic opportunities.
- Provide competency-based technical skills training to cash-for-work beneficiaries interested in wage employment.
- Conduct competency-based assessment and certification of the beneficiaries.
- Link the beneficiaries to jobs through job placement opportunities in collaboration with private sector.
- Provide follow up mentorship training to beneficiaries.
- Develop the capacity of the private sector through training and follow up support on participatory business continuity planning at district and governorate levels based on ILO local economic recovery guidelines and global practice
- Reinforce and promote pilot rural small-scale entrepreneurs (SSEs) supported by the Programme (milk collectors; women-headed households producing home-processed healthy traditional dairy products, women-headed households with backyard sheep/goat fattening businesses, producers of feed and fodder, coffee producers and sorghum seed producers) with productive assets and training on marketing (FAO, ILO)
- Develop competency-based curricula based on the new and emerging youth- and women-friendly solar technology occupations
- Provide vocational solar skills training to technicians (women and youth) in order for them to play an active role in the provision of solar energy in their communities through solar microenterprises
Outcomes Achieved (Phase One: January 2016 - February 2019)
- The capacity of 53 master trainers has been strengthened and, in turn, master trainers have trained 2,693 beneficiaries with the ILO “My First Business,” (MFB) and “I Too Have a Small Business,”training modules.
- 600 vulnerable youth and women (44.6 % female) received training on upgraded informal apprenticeship (UIA) in 11 priority occupations.
- 11 Competency Based Training (CBT) curricula materials were developed, implemented as part of UIA programmes, and integrated into the Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training as national curricula.
- 298 master craftspersons (31% female) were trained in learner-centred pedagogy, CBT and assessment, and occupational safety and health (OSH).
- OSH materials and equipment were delivered to 300 service providers based on the organisational need.
- 300 Toolkits were distributed to the graduate apprentices to facilitate and enhance their employability.