SOME RESULTS FROM THE UN-EU PARTNERSHIP IN 2009 IN THE AREA OF DECENT WORK AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING:
In Senegal opportunities were created for urban populations to find employment and gain an income. Small urban
enterprises expanded their businesses through technical and financial support.
In Bangladesh and Niger market-oriented and flexible technical and vocational training systems were created, responding to demands for competitive skills of the modern sector and the needs of youth and under-privileged groups.
In Timor Leste 30,000 unemployed people were counselled to find jobs, and provided skills and training on how to set up and run businesses. 2,800 unemployed women received micro-credits to set up enterprises.
Sudan: delivering pro-poor vocational training
Khartoum State has seen rapid urbanisation since the 1970s, largely a result of mass rural-to-urban migration of a young population, caused by the combined impact of civil war, desertification and drought.
To support the capacity of Khartoum state to deliver vocational training services, especially to poor people, the UN and EU worked with the state to develop training facilities, ensuring a link between market-oriented skills training and entrepreneurship development. The aim is to generate employment opportunities for young women and men, ex-combatants and internally displaced people. In 2009, four new vocational training centers became operational providing the urban poor with technical and entrepreneurial training in line with market demands. The curricula in these centers has been developed and offered in line with market demand.