Nigeria | Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development Project (YouLead)

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Nigerian-YouthYouth Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Access and Development Project (YouLead) is a four-year project undertaken in collaboration with Cuso International to promote youth employment and entrepreneurship in natural resources sectors of agriculture, forestry, ecotourism and aquaculture in Cross River State, Nigeria.
Project Quick Facts
Goal: Enhance sustainable economic prosperity for 7,000 young adults in 18 local government areas of Cross River State. Cuso International is responsible for overall implementation of project activities including skills and entrepreneurship training for youth, whereas MEDA is responsible for programming towards better financial inclusion for youth.

find us on facebookMEDA’s work will improve the capacity of financial service providers in Cross River State to respond to the financial needs of young adults. MEDA will provide technical support to local financial service providers (including microfinance institutions) to enable them to develop gender-responsive financial services and products for young women and men.

Reaching: 7,000 young women and men (5,000 young entrepreneurs and 2,000 employed youth in natural resource sectors)

Funding: Cuso International, Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Project length: 2014 – 2018  

Click here for a look at the YouLead brochure


About Cuso International: Cuso International is a non-profit international development organization, working to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive lasting change. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States.

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