Deadline- July 8, 2012
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The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) enables African Youth to turn their energy and ideas into business opportunities to increase their income and create decent work for themselves and others. It is an initiative by the Africa Commission, implemented by the Youth Employment Network (YEN), and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The Facility’s mission is to contribute to job creation in East Africa through youth entrepreneurship development. The five components aim to i) foster a culture of entrepreneurship among young people, ii) introduce entrepreneurship education in schools, iii) ensure that potential and existing young entrepreneurs have access to business development services and finance, iv) provide opportunities for youth to actively engage in employment generating projects through a youth-to-youth fund, and v) promote evidence-based advocacy to better understand what works in youth entrepreneurship development.
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The Youth-to-Youth Fund in Uganda will have a special Thematic Window for projects by and/or for disabled youth. Proportion of the grant funding will be dedicated to entrepreneurship development projects that are led by youth with disabilities and/or create entrepreneurship opportunities for disabled young people.
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The proposals should include project ideas that contribute to the promotion and/or development of and business opportunities for young people as a means to create employment. The winning organizations, through their projects, are expected to create opportunities for young people to start or improve their small enterprises or other entrepreneurial initiatives. The proposed project ideas should thus focus on how to empower and enable youth to establish enterprises, whether micro or more growth oriented.
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