‘Job-readiness’ Training for the Youth of Burkina Faso

Improving educational opportunities and providing greater access to 'job-readiness' training for the youth of Burkina Faso.

‘Job-readiness’ Training for the Youth of Burkina Faso

Entitled Building Young People's Human Capital for Economic Growth: A Canadian Public-Private Partnership for CSR in Burkina Faso, the project's highlights are to focus on non-formal technical and vocational training for youth of ages 13 to 18 in two regions of the country; support the transition of youth from pre-professional education to professional training; double professional secondary education enrolment and education completion rates in targeted zones; provide life skills training needed to help youth to make the transition to the job market and self-employment; make a direct contribution to Burkina Faso's human resources by investing in the country's youth, with a strong emphasis on girls; and Showcase a CSR partnership that brings together industry, civil society and the governments of Canada and Burkina Faso.


  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

    Funding Agencies
    Staff size: 501-1000

    CIDA was established in 1968 to administer the bulk of Canada's official development assistance (ODA) program. The measure of its success lies in its contribution to the achievement of the...


    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    IAMGOLD Corporation engages in the exploration for, and the development and production of, mineral resource properties worldwide. The company was founded in 1990. It was formerly known as...

  • Plan Canada

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is an international development agency. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas and raise funds in 21 countries.

    They are...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Burkina Faso
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueCAD 7.57 Million