The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility’s Youth-to-Youth Fund in East Africa: Public-Private Partnership

The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) enables African youth to turn their ideas into business opportunities aimed at increasing their income and the creation of decent work for themselves and others. It is a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative put in place by the Africa Commission, sponsored by BASF, and implemented by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) of the ILO. The Youth-to-Youth Fund aims to assist youth-led organizations in designing and implementing projects for promoting and developing youth entrepreneurship through a transparent and competitive grant scheme. YEN has launched a call for proposals for nonprofit youth-led organizations. Winners receive funding and capacity-building support. They in turn train local youth and help them to set-up micro-enterprises.