Building a future with decent work for youth


Stakeholder Capacity Building

Stakeholder capacity building is a key element of the programme exit and sustainability strategy. Outputs to ensure that stakeholders at the national level are familiarized with implemented components and have the capacity to expand rural and informal apprenticeship training will include the holding of periodic technical meetings to present results, programme site visits and the training of mid-level government employees in developing and operating such programmes. A key component of knowledge development for these purposes will be an overall monitoring and evaluation system for all programme activities to demonstrate results and applicability to other potential areas. It is thus anticipated that programme interventions will ultimately be linked to national level policy by inclusion of replication activities in national development and training strategies, with governments taking a leading role in supporting skills development in rural communities and upgrading of informal apprenticeships, for example through greater formal recognition of skills acquired.

It is important to stress that the Programme will build on existing national policies, institutions and programmes, including those sponsored by the donor community.  In will seek to avoid duplication of other technical interventions by national and international actors and, to the greatest extent possible, utilize existing national partners for the delivery of programme services, such as national training institutions, non-governmental organizations and associations of craftspersons.