Following the initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Youth Employability Improvement Programme (YEIP) is focusing on youth and employment promotion, economic stabilisation, democracy and stabilising neighbouring countries in crisis situations.
The thematic focus of the programme run by German Development Cooperation (GIZ) is on youth and employment promotion, economic stabilisation, democracy and stabilising neighbouring countries in crisis situations in North Africa and the Middle East.
The programme is active in the following areas.
• Strengthening vocational and labour market orientation of secondary school students by strengthening their vocational skills and improving their understanding of the labour market. They learn how to earn an income through self-employment, or how to find paid employment.
• Introduction of vocational studies in the secondary education curriculum in the grades 10 to 12 of general education. Through this, the employability of those who complete their secondary schooling will be improved. The programme therefore supports the Ministry of Education of Yemen in developing the appropriate curriculum, and in piloting it in selected schools.
• Non-formal training activities at secondary schools. Such activities are intended to develop vocational skills and key competencies among secondary school dropouts, thereby increasing their employability. By acquiring market-oriented, social and technical skills, more young adults will be able to find suitable jobs.
Different workshops and meetings will be conducted to support the effective implementation of the programme. A team meeting was held in Jordan, Amman in December 2016 under the supervision of the GIZ programme manager Mr. Volker Hamann.