This programme sits within our Higher Education, Skills and Enterprise portfolio of work. It is designed to enable young women and men in urban areas to acquire skills and experiences that are relevant to them having jobs either as seekers or creators of jobs.
The programme builds on our current portfolio of work in the SSA region in the areas of skills development, social entrepreneurship, English, Creative Industries and Education. It seeks to use a holistic and multi-sectoral approach, that builds on our successful work streams working in partnership with both public and private sector players. In line with the UK International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014, the programme will ensure that historical gender inequality is not reinforced and factors affecting the participation of women and men in skills development and work opportunities are addressed.