The approach and methodology are based upon BMZ’s and GIZ’s experience in similar projects and an assessment of the current state of affairs in Nigeria. SKYE promotes the employability of young people via the establishment of an efficient TVET system, and (German) private sector investments.
Integrated Employment Promotion in Nigeria
To provide employment and income opportunities for Nigerian youth, GIZ SYKE adopts an integrated approach towards employment promotion by combining measures on the labour supply side (promotion of technical and vocational education and training – TVET) with interventions on the labour demand side (private sector development and access to finance for MSME – SEDIN Project) as well as labour market intermediation (matching, placement support, and labour market information). Within the Sustainable Economic Development (SEDEC) Cluster in Nigeria, GIZ thereby aims at creating employment by reducing constraints in labour supply, labour demand and matching. Employment encompasses wage- and self-employment, formal and informal employment, as well as a full-time and part-time employment. SKYE works at all three levels (macro, meso, and micro) with multiple stakeholders from the public, private and civil society sectors.
“Do no Harm” approach
SKYE adheres to the do-no-harm principle for avoiding conflict-escalating effects, while paying attention to the heightened potential for escalation of conflict in conflict-sensitive areas of Nigeria. Planning and implementation measures will address all ethnic and religious groups alike in target focal states.