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VIVA Youth Programme Youth friendly Services

Background Information

The Project concerns the empowerment of young people, especially girls and young women, to lead a self-determined family and work life. The Purpose of the Project is to contribute to an improved and equal access to relevant services to adolescents in the target regions through the integration of health services, sports, vocational qualification and sexual education. This includes sexual and reproductive health services and related information, economic opportunities through life skills and entrepreneurship training and relevant skills to empower them and to improve their socioeconomic well-being. The target group are youth between 15 and 24 years of age in the impoverished suburbs of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

Implementing Partners

  • Ministry of ICT
  • Innovation and Youth Affairs (“MoICTIYA”),
  • The Ministry of Health
  • The County Governments
  • The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (“CIFF”) as cooperation partner and KfW as financier.

The Counties of Focus

  • Youth skills
  • Life skills
  • Sexual reproductive health
  • Entrepreneurship training
  • Empowerment

All sectors especially health

German Government

GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. In addition to its main commissioning party, the German Development Ministry (BMZ), GIZ is also commissioned by other federal ministries, their subordinate authorities and federal state governments.

We have many years of experience in implementing projects and programmes in a wide spectrum of fields around the globe. We operate primarily on behalf of BMZ, but are also commissioned by other government departments including the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Federal Ministry of Defence and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. GIZ also works for other German federal ministries and their subordinate authorities, and for German federal states and local authorities.

GIZ carries out customised projects and extensive programmes worldwide for its commissioning parties, with a focus on sustainable development. We also advise our clients on a range of topics. Alongside economic cooperation and development, other priority areas include international climate action, civilian crisis prevention and improving general conditions in partner countries in the areas of economic policy and energy policy.

GIZ also provides its commissioning parties with support and advice in order to boost the effectiveness of their projects through additional funding from the European Union and other international donors, the Green Climate Fund and companies and foundations.

The Eastern Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP) is financed by World Bank and is implemented in three East African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.

The project objective is to increase the access and improve the quality of TVET programs in selected Regional Flagship TVET Institutes and to support regional integration in East Africa.

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (ICUEA) is the Regional Facilitation Unit (RFU) for the Project

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