UNICEF seeks to support skills-development and innovative engagement opportunities for young people ( 10-24) years in, Dohuk. Interventions will target young people not attending formal education. Young girls and boys will receive skills-based programming at the grass-root level and labs will provide safe spaces for adolescents and youth to improve their employability (offering of professional readiness training courses, job-matching, work-based learning and programs aiming at accelerating adolescents’ potential and ideas to promote social impact) and raise their voices through social, civic and economic engagement initiatives.
- Establishment and support to Innovation Labs that provide spaces for adolescents and youth to improve their learning and employability (offering of professional readiness training courses, job-matching, work-based learning and programs aiming at accelerating adolescents’ potential and ideas to promote social impact).
- Life Skills and Citizenship Education (LSCE) . 21st century skills (e.g. critical thinking, creativity, social entrepreneurship, financial literacy, advocacy and lobbying, critical media literacy, etc) targeting vulnerable young girls and boys .
- Employability and entrepreneurship training to prepare adolescents and youth with professional, technical and entrepreneurial training for work and life (e.g. IDPs, refugees and other socially excluded groups).
- Individualized focus through 1) increase opportunities for paid on-the-job training to ensure the youth are putting the skills into practice and increase their employability; 2 job referral and income generation and 3) strengthen the commitment and employment referral of youth through peer to peer mentorship.
- Seed funding for the implementation of social and business entrepreneurship initiatives developed by youth (15+) and post-training support.
- Digital skills training, including provision of digital and soft skills training relevant for digital tasks with the potential of linking youth to relevant online income-generation opportunities.
- Leveraging and supporting digital platforms to create solutions for local problems identified by adolescents; support adolescent-led initiatives that contribute positively to their communities and create partnerships with technology and media companies to support innovative solutions designed by adolescents to benefit their communities.
- Support to adolescent and youth-led social and civic engagement initiatives through UPSHIFT (workshops, mentoring support, hackathons for social change with a focus on the use of technology and innovation, and topical workshop for social innovation and youth-led campaigns .
- Business Mentorship activities, including events, webinars, and long-term mentor pairings, where young people will have the opportunity to receive advice from experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals from the local business ecosystem. Business mentorship will foster social cohesion in vulnerable areas by engaging private sector actors as mentors for IDP/refugee youth.
Relevance of proposal to achieving expected results
- Relevance of proposal to achieving expected results;
- Clarity of activities and expected results;
- Attention/Prioritization of the most vulnerable groups
- Adequacy and clarity of proposed budget (including contribution by CSO) 60
Sustainability of intervention
- Expertise and experience in the sector/area;
- Local experience, presence and community relations;
- Management ability;
- Sustainability of intervention 20
- Innovative approach; 20
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