For this call for proposals, applications should concentrate on any project whose objective is to improve the income, labour or productivity of young entrepreneurs or young potential business men and women. The Funding is targeted to projects that can be evaluated rigorously and generate knowledge of what works and why in promoting youth entrepreneurship. The Fund was originally launched by YEN in 2010 and concentrates on building the evidence in the area of youth entrepreneurship in the regions of the Middle East and Sub-saharan Africa.
The Youth to Youth Fund aims to create decent and productive jobs through entrepreneurship. It is a competitive grant and capacity building scheme that enables youth-led non-profit organizations to pilot and replicate innovative projects that create employment for young people by helping them set up small and micro enterprises in niche markets. The YEN, in partnership with UNIDO and support from the German Federal for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will provide grants of $ 10,000 - 30,000 dollars and capacity building support to best applicants.
The Population Council announced today the launch of RISING, a Research Initiative for Success INGirl programs. RISING will apply decades of Council research and expertise with adolescent girls to test solutions that address current questions in girl-centered programs. It will also provide funding and technical assistance to partner organizations seeking to improve the success of their girl-centered programs.