Work in progress
Work in Progress! aims for a society in which young women and men as active citizens benefit from improved policies and beliefs related to quality education, and decent employment to influence future prospects for young women and men.
Work in Progress! (WiP!) combines three intertwined pillars to address youth unemployment in Egypt, Nigeria and Somalia. The project focuses on the supply and the demand side of the labour market. Youth are trained with market relevant skills and connected to the job market and startups are linked to angel investors. The project provides small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with Business Development Services (BDS), in the hope that when they grow more employment opportunities for young people can be created. WiP! also engages in advocacy work to cultivate an enabling environment for youth and SMEs.
WiP! is a three-year long project financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands as part of the LEAD (Local Employment for Africa Development) program. Four regional partners are part of the alliance implementing the project: Oxfam, Butterfly Works, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A). Besides the local partners in the three countries in which WiP! project works.
For more information about the project and how we are working with different partners varying from NGOs to social enterprises have a look at our factsheet!
- Project name: Work in Progress!
- Project period: 3 years from the 1st of January 2016 till 31st of December 2018 (the project has been extended for 1 year until December 2019)
- Target group: Young people
- Location: Nigeria (Lagos and Edo State), Egypt (Cairo), Somalia (Somaliland)
- Budget: 7, 5 million Euro
For more information about this project, please contact Mirjam Horstmeier Global Project Manager