Conflict Prevention, Peace and Economic Opportunities for Youth In Kenya

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Project Areas: Garissa, Mandera, Wajir, Mombasa, Lamu, Kilifi, Tana River and Kwale County. Beneficiaries: Youth (18-34 Years). 

Anticipated Results:

Result 1: Enhance the understanding of the causes of conflict through analysis of the underlying drivers of conflict, the effects of grievances and needs on youth, or the social-economical composition of marginalised groups; the conducting of market assessments on livelihood options, market demand and access to certain jobs; the dissemination of evidence generated, collected and analysed to stakeholders to inform policy and interventions.  

Result 2: Greater number of youth entering the job market both in formal and informal sectors. A total of 4500 youths targeted. Demand and competency-based practical trainings in selected technical and vocational areas will be undertaken based on market needs and identified skill gaps. Awareness creation and career guidance and counseling to increase the employability of youth will be undertaken.

Result 3: Conflict management: targeted youth (4000) and security actors (240) in marginalized areas will learn conflict management skills to better equip them in addressing and dealing with frustrations and grievances. Focus will be placed on options available to the youth in the engagement with stakeholders, while continuous support will be provided in the form of guidance and livelihood support.

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