Promoting green jobs in a green economy in Nigeria.
The Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development (YouLead) project is based in Cross River State, Nigeria. The initiative promotes youth entrepreneurship and employment in natural resource sectors of agriculture, forestry, aquaculture and eco-tourism. The project’s objectives are to reduce youth unemployment by improving entrepreneurial capacities of young women and men, as well as the policies, regulations and enabling environment required to create jobs and economic opportunities in natural resources. This will be achieved in two ways: first, through capacity building of partners and stakeholders (CRS Ministries and Agencies, CSOs, training organizations and youth resource centers, and microfinance institutions) to deliver skills training in entrepreneurship, as well as support to young women and men entrepreneurs; and second, through strengthening the policy framework and collaboration on promoting ‘green jobs in a green economy.’
YouLead is supported by the Canadian government through Global Affairs Canada.