Skills, Income and Livelihoods in Karamoja, Uganda (SILK)
The “Skills, Income and Livelihoods in Karamoja” (SILK) project aims to contribute to poverty reduction through sustainable and equitable development in the Moroto and Napak Districts in the Karamoja Sub-Region in Uganda. This 36 month project has two specific objectives: 1) To increase access to employment and income generation for 3,200 young men and women through improved vocational and non-formal skills training provision (2) To improve the capacity of local partners and vocational skills providers to implement VST, functional adult literacy (FAL), business skills, and life skills programs and link employment to the private sector This program will contribute towards improved access to employment for youth by engaging. This will holistically address reducing poverty in a sustainable manner. Concern will partner with two Karamoja based local NGOs and build their organizational, technical and financial capacity to implement good quality vocational skills programming.
Training: provision of vocational skills training, functional adult literacy/numeracy, business skills training and life skill training. Research: analysis of the barriers for young women entering productive employment in Karamoja Coordination, Networking and Advocacy: through the establishment of a Vocational Skills Forum link private sector to vocational skills providers; information dissemination Business Development Linkages: facilitate linkages between youth and market opportunities based on developed skill-sets. Inputs: provision of tools, equipment and start-up support for youth entrepreneurs. Partner Capacity Building: provision of structured training, mentoring, and technical support to LNGO partners. Cross-cutting Issues: mainstream gender equity, environment awareness, governance & accountability, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and disaster risk reduction into programme activities.
- Economic Recovery and Development