Project profile — Digital Livelihoods: Youth and the Future of Work at Scale

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Overview

Overview

Digital Livelihoods: Youth and the Future of Work at Scale - Overview
CA-3-D001963001
$15,623,106
DOT - Digital Opportunity Trust (CA-CRA_ACR-3863303137)
2015-11-30 - 2020-02-28
Operational
Country / region • Morocco (1.11%)
• Kenya (25.00%)
• Malawi (3.28%)
• Senegal (1.11%)
• Zambia (3.28%)
• Tanzania (21.94%)
• Rwanda (25.00%)
• Jordan (15.28%)
• Ghana (4.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (25.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services
Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (25.00%)
• Communication
Information and communication technology (ICT) (22040) (25.00%)
• Business And Other Services
Business support services and institutions (25010) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
Description and results

Description

The project aims to expand the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) economic empowerment programming, which includes social innovation, entrepreneurship, information and communications technology (ICT), empowerment and leadership skills development, to help 200,000 young women and men build entrepreneurial and job skills and use technology to increase their incomes and employment opportunities. Project activities include: (1) recruit youth to take leadership training; (2) deliver entrepreneurship, information-communications technology and workforce readiness programs; and (3) develop and curate self-directed online learning for youth. Digital Livelihoods plans to investigate and develop a network expansion model that recruits and empowers institutions, and teams of young leaders, to deliver sustainable results in their countries. The DOT network expansion model has the potential to be an innovative and effective approach to program scale, adopt relevant digital tools and leverage private sector partnerships.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased scale and sustainability of local partners to deliver empowerment and economic programs to unemployed and underemployed women and youth; and (2) increased participation and leadership of unemployed and underemployed women and youth in the social and economic development of their local communities.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2019 include: (1) the project equipped 485 young leaders (255 female and 230 male) with knowledge, skills and support to deliver economic empowerment and digital skills programming in their communities; (2) the project has reached 50,635 young people (26,820 female and 23,815 male) in communities across Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia; (3) 5,421 youth have registered in DOT digital platforms and digital engagement groups; (4) 103 new partnerships were established with a wide range of partners including government, civil society, and private sector and programming has expanded within existing countries of implementation, as well as four new locations: Ghana, Jordan, Malawi and Zambia. The creation of a robust ecosystem of partners, through which the resources and expertise of diverse actors can be leveraged, is contributing to project scale (through alignment with national priorities) and sustainability (through local ownership and engagement).

Financials

Financials


Original budget $1,955,087
Planned Disbursement $1,814,714
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
25-04-2019 Disbursement $1,033,561
Country Percentages by Sector
Related information

Related information

Digital Livelihoods: Youth and the Future of Work at Scale - Related information
Related links
Partner website — DOT - Digital Opportunity Trust
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Partnerships for Devlpmnt Innovation
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