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A programme to combat youth unemployment kicks off in Senegal

Senegal, al via programma per contrastare disoccupazione giovanile
Senegal, al via programma per contrastare disoccupazione giovanile

The Ambassador of Italy in Dakar, Giovanni Umberto De Vito, and the Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Dramane Haidara, have signed a new multi-bilateral programme entitled “ADIJEFE”, financed by the Italian Government. The initiative aims to contribute to the creation of decent jobs through a more effective integration of young people into the labour market, as well as through the formalisation of enterprises in Senegal, a country with a high unemployment rate.

The official signing ceremony was held at the Dakar headquarters of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), in the presence of the Director of the Office, Marco Falcone, H.E. Samba Sy, Minister of Labour, Social Dialogue, Professional Organisations and Relations with Institutions, and Mamadou Camara Fall, Secretary General of the Ministry of Vocational Training, Apprenticeship and Inclusion, representing the Government of Senegal.

“Italy”, said Ambassador De Vito, “is consolidating its commitment to support Senegal in the area of vocational integration and support to the private sector, key elements for inclusive development as an alternative to irregular migration. The AICS budget for this sector in Senegal amounts to about 20 million euros and aims to give young people better access to employment, which is rightly considered one of the priorities for the coming years”.

According to ILO’s Director, “the project embraces the core principles of the Decent Work Agenda, which are at the heart of ILO’s activities, as well as our shared vision of a future in which every young Senegalese has the opportunity to reach their potential and make a meaningful contribution to the development of their Country”.

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