Sunday, 28 August 2011

Taqeem Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment invites youth employment projects to submit evaluation proposals

The Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment was founded by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) with financial support of Jacobs Foundation, Silatech and the Danish sponsored Africa Commission. The fund offers financial support to organizations working for the welfare of youth and providing them opportunities for employment. Every year, the fund invites proposals asking youth employment projects to submit evaluation proposals.

About Jacob Foundation

The Jacobs Foundation wants to unlock young people’s potential and help them to become productive and socially responsible members of society. The Jacobs Foundation is committed to creating a real and sustainable impact, both by financing research in the field of child and youth development and by supporting the development of professional and social skills of young people around the world. Investing in a better future.

About Africa Commission

The Africa Commission focuses on how to create more jobs and further economic growth in Africa in the years to come. The overall focus is on youth, employment and economic growth. The aim of the Commission is to present new and creative strategies to revitalize and strengthen international development cooperation with Africa.

About Sialtech

Silatech envisions a world in which every young person is prepared to succeed, engaged in decent work, and actively pursuing their dreams. Silatech’s mission is to connect young people, 18-30 years old, with employment and enterprise opportunities. Its commitment is to mobilize interest, investment, knowledge, resources and action to drive large-scale comprehensive employment and enterprise development programmes.
This groupsite has been set-up to achieve four main objectives:
-              To provide real time information related to the Fund (announce call for proposals and deadlines, application form, dates of learning events)
-              To offer a space for the global youth employment community to exchange and learn about impact evaluation
-              To connect the research, the policy maker and the practitioners community around the topic of youth employment and evaluation.
-              To share results, conclusion and lessons learned from impact evaluations supported through the Fund.
The theme for this second round of the Fund is employment and enterprise projects in Middle East and North Africa.
Other services open to members include a shared calendar, discussion forums, member profiles, photo gallery, file storage and more.
Last date for submitting the applications is September 5, 2011.
For more information and details, you can visit this link.

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