Project profile — My training, My job, My future (3M)


Éducation International-Coopérative de Services de Développement et (CA-CRA_ACR-3144117868)
2022-03-25 - 2029-01-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Benin (100.00%)


• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (70.00%)
• Other Social Infrastructure And Services: Employment policy and administrative management (16020) (30.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to strengthen the economic power of vulnerable young men and women through more adapted vocational training programs and support for socio-professional integration in a context of post-coronavirus (COVID-19) economic recovery. The project works to improve the quality of training offered in training centres and the quality of services for the socio-professional integration of young men and women, in sectors considered economically promising and in response to needs of the economic recovery and diversification in Benin. Project activities include: (1) identifying promising jobs and training programs to be reviewed or developed and skills to be sought according to the needs of the labour market; (2) reviewing or developing and implementing, in collaboration with employers, training programs; (3) increasing technical and financial support for those involved in professional integration, to employers and for the creation of green businesses; and (4) providing scholarships, learning kits and adequate facilities to women learners. This initiative helps reduce multiple barriers that youth, particularly women and girls, are facing before, during and after their vocational training, which reduce their employment opportunities. The project facilitates their integration into the labour market, particularly in non-traditional and green jobs.

Expected results 

The expected results of this project include: (1) strengthened capacities to undertake and complete a training and professional integration pathway; (2) improved quality and alignment of vocational training with economic opportunities, particularly in the green economy; and (3) improved socio-professional integration services.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $4,000,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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