Japan Supports UNIDO Capacity Building Project in Côte d'Ivoire

    Japan has signed a two-year agreeement to equip about 3,000 young people in the Bouaké region of Côte d’Ivoire with useful skills in the areas of construction, manufacturing and other service-oriented sectors. 

    The total cost of the project is USD3.5 million, which will be administered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

    UNIDO will rebuild a center that will offer training in fabrication, welding, vehicle mechanics, woodwork, plumbing, building construction, electrical issues, tailoring, health care and food nutrition.

    “Young people, including demobilized combatants, will benefit from a series of training courses. They will get new skills in the productive sectors, and develop entrepreneurial abilities to set up their own micro-enterprises and income-generating activities,” said Yoshiteru Uramoto, UNIDO’s deputy to the director-general.

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    • Chiden Balmes

      Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.

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