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International Labor Organization

Development Organization

Ministry of Education

Implementing Partner

1 September 2016 to 30 September 2020

Project Timeline

USD3,000,000

Project Budget

Vulernable and marginalized youth between 16-24 years

Project target

Partners:

  • State Department of Labour
  • National Industrial Training Authority
  • Federation of Kenyan Employees
  • Central Organization of Trade Unions,
  • State Department of Technical and Vocational Training,
  • State Department of Youth
  • Technical Vocation Education and Training Authority (TVET)
  • Curriculum Development   Assessment and Certification Council
  • Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)

Contact:

Aggrey Ndombi

BUSY project, Kenya

International Labour Organisation

United Nations Office in Nairobi

Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya

E: ndombi@ilo.org

 

Better Utilization of Skills for Youth through Quality Apprenticeship (BUSY project)

The overall goal of the BUSY project is to increase decent job creation and employability of young people, thereby contributing to reduce unemployment, vulnerability and poverty for vulnerable and marginalized youth, both in urban and rural settings. 

The BUSY project will help build the capacity of government, employers, workers’ organizations, and civil society actors to establish and expand workplace-based training programs for vulnerable youth, including by identifying gaps in relevant laws and policies. The project will support the development of a National Skills Development Policy in coordination with relevant Kenyan government agencies. The project will also collaborate with the ILAB-funded Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) project to support the establishment of a GAN national chapter in Kenya to expand apprenticeship training programs in the country. In addition, the project will enhance the capacity of the country’s labor inspectorate, youth officers, and micro and small enterprise associations at the county level, to promote safe working conditions and decent work through workplace-based programs for youth.

Expected Outcomes 

The BUSY project will achieve the following three long-term outcomes in support of accomplishing the above objective: 

  • Laws or policies supporting quality workplace-based training opportunities for youth in Kenya, including vulnerable and marginalized youth, are improved and/or implemented by key stakeholders.
  • Kenyan Employers, workers’ organizations, and other stakeholders implement best practices related to workplace-based training for youth, including vulnerable and marginalized youth.
  • The quality of existing public and private programs in Kenya that provide vulnerable and marginalized youth with prerequisite skills to enter workplace-based training programs is improved. 

Location:

  • Busia
  • Kilifi
  • Kitui

Key Focus Areas

  • Life/Employability Skills
  • Policy Development
  • Apprenticeship

Sector:

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