Skills For Youth Economic Empowerment (SYEE) in Mozambique

Capacitated artisans, agri-business owners and MSMEs will deliver vocational training to vulnerable youth who will get certified through RPL. Capacitated local schools will provide training to mentor youth towards labour market insertion.


  • Lead school School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
  • Institute HAFL Institut Hugo P. Cecchini
  • Research unit International Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.05.2022 - 31.12.2026
  • Project management Johannes Brunner
  • Head of project Johannes Brunner
  • Project staff Johannes Brunner
    Dr. Karin Zbinden Gysin
    Prof. Dr. Roland Stähli
  • Partner Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation
    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
    Université de Lausanne
  • Keywords Capacity building;Curriculum development;Innovation and co-creation of knowledge;


Based on the past and on-going experience in non-formal Vocational Skills Development (VSD) in the region, the project implementors will further build capacities of artisans, agri-business owners and MSMEs that are recognized by the community for their quality work. They will deliver vocational training to vulnerable youth who will get certified through recognition of prior learning (RPL). Related public services from the National Authority for Professional Education (ANEP) and the Institute of Vocational Training and Labour Studies Alberto Cássimo (IFPELAC) will be integrated early in the project. As a complement, the project partners will facilitate literacy and numeracy catch-up training through the local schools and, with the support of the National Institute for Employment (INEP), they will strengthen these non-formal training providers to mentor youth and accompany them towards labour market insertion. Mentors will be able to connect youth with relevant (self-) employment support services that will be strengthened. Local authorities and better organized non-formal training providers will play an important role in collecting evidence and advocating for a better inclusion of youth needs in education and employment policies.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 2: Zero hunger
  • 4: Quality education