Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified U.S. and International Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to implement the USAID Kenya Empowered Youth (KEY) Program.
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to implement the five-year Kenya Empowered Youth (KEY) activity aimed at improving the lives of all Kenyan youth,35 especially those who are the most marginalized. Those vulnerable youth include the undereducated, the most at-risk adolescent girls, youth with disabilities, and those living in extreme poverty.
Through KEY, USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) will support innovative and sustainable strategies, partnerships, and youth-led approaches that promote youth empowerment and employment, connect youth with each other, and increase access and utilization of social and economic services.
Increasing economic prospects for youth by connecting youth with demand-driven training in targeted sectors with high growth potential, life skills and entrepreneurship training, increasing access to finance, and expanding opportunities for youth-led and youth-friendly businesses.
Through a partnership between U.S. and Kenyan HEIs, build the capacity of technical training institutions along high growth value chains to increase workforce competitiveness, conduct research, and increase the use of reliable data to inform youth development training, policy, and investments.
Develop and/or strengthen local, holistic and sustainable youth-serving systems in select counties to measurably and sustainably impact the lives of those youth who are most vulnerable.
USAID intends to provide total USAID funding of US$15 million over a five (5) year period.