The YouLead project will promote job creation for 7000 young women and men (ages 18-35) by supporting growth in the small business sector, and providing skills training, tools, and access to finance for young workers and young adult entrepreneurs. It will increase the equitable participation of young people in entrepreneurship and economic activities in targeted natural resources, such as agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and ecotourism
in Cross River State.
In five years, the project aims to connect young people to innovative financial products and services that will help them develop skills to become economically active and enter the job market. To this end, MEDA will partner with Financial Service Providers in Cross River State to build their capacity on developing products and services aimed at increasing financial inclusion for young people.