Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Jordan hired Making Cents to develop tools they could use to better link Syrians and Jordanians with long-term jobs in two industries with high hiring potential – garment and furniture.
Since fighting broke out in 2011, more than 1.6 million Syrians have fled to Lebanon and Jordan. While many remain vulnerable, a significant number have obtained employment, started businesses, and successfully restarted their lives.
More than 60% of Africa’s population is under 25 years of age, making sub-Saharan Africa the world’s youngest region. By 2030, it will be home to more than one-quarter of the world’s under-25 population.
In September, Making Cents International convened our 11th annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit (GYEO Summit).
The role of international development practitioners can often be compared to that of a traditional match maker: helping to identify complementary strengths and needs to foster a successful relationship.
What does it mean to ‘enterprise your household’? For 420,000 households in Kebbi, Sokoto, and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria, it means learning how to be flexible, proactive, aware, and resilient.
While working with Catholic Relief Services on USAID’s Feed the Future project in the Kebbi, Sokoto, and FCT states in Nigeria, Making Cents seized the opportunity to apply its user-centered process for curriculum development and training delivery.
Syrian refugees are often described in general terms as impoverished masses, dependent on aid and struggling to survive in their countries of refuge.