SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION
The worrying unemployment rate of African youth is often compared with the rapid economic growth of the continent. According to the AfDB, the unemployment rate in sub-Saharan Africa is 6%, while 6 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world are in this region. According to the World Bank, young people account for 60% of all unemployed Africans. Young women are hardest hit. The AfDB has found that in most sub-Saharan African countries and in all of North Africa, it is easier for men than for women to obtain employment, with experience and skills equal.
NSIA Foundation like other non-profit organizations wants to intervene with local populations in order to contribute to the fight against the feminization of poverty and the economic independence of young people. Thus, a synergy of action has been advocated for the benefit of young people and women:
Building capacities for income-generating initiatives or activities;
Promoting equal access to economic resources;
Developing professional, entrepreneurial and organizational skills;
Promoting more important access to tools and means of production (land, finance, inputs …);
Improving the living conditions and livelihoods of disadvantaged populations through the promotion of Small Economic Initiatives (PIE) and Income Generating Activities (AGR).