The USAID Huguka Dukore activity is a 5-year (December 9, 2016-December 8, 2021) youth employment program that will provide 40,000 out-of-school youth, including 34,000 new youth and 6,000 Akazi Kanoze alumni, with market-relevant employability skills and pathways to new or better employment. Huguka Dukore will build upon and scale up successfully proven Akazi Kanoze interventions, across at least 19 districts (of 30 total) countrywide using innovations that will invite more youth to participate in Rwanda?s continued economic growth.
Staff from EDC’s PAJE-Nièta project hosted visitors from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) this week in the village of Toumoumba in Kita, Mali. Vanita Datta (USAID Counterterrorism Advisor) and Dana Alzouma (USAID Country Development Officer-Office of West African Affairs) traveled to Mali to see firsthand how development funding is directly assisting beneficiaries in the region.
The NMFA/Excellence in Innovation (EI) Project aims to make small businesses more competitive, create well-paying jobs when unemployment is high, and move people from "sustainable livelihoods" to prosperity in Bosnia-and-Herzegovina (BiH), a country struggling with unemployment rates of over 40%. With support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA), the project uses EDC's e-BIZ model to strengthen small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in two target sectors: agriculture and machine tools.