ILO Youth Entrepreneurship Facility Youth-to-Youth Fund in East Africa: Public-Private Partnership

The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) enables African youth to turn their energy and ideas into business opportunities to increase their income and create decent work for themselves and others. It is an initiative by the Danish-led Africa Commission, implemented by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) and the ILO, with financial support from BASF.

Benefits of Partnering

  • Access to cross-sectoral knowledge on child labour issues from other companies with experience in dealing with similar challenges;
  • 20 years of experience in technical expertise, field work, and policy advice from the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, including a members-only website as a repository of publications, communities of practice, and an events board;
  • Regular updates on changes to child labour legislation, including hazardous work lists sets at the country level;
  • Enhanced linkages with national tripartite structures and processes to eliminate child labour. Resultantly, efforts are better linked to nationally-owned policies and programmes; and as a corollary, the sustainability of such efforts is increased;
  • Access to annual high profile CLP conferences, ad hoc training workshops and meetings and webinars.