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Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) 2023

The Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) is calling for solutions to create, match, or improve jobs for youth in Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and Senegal. The CFYE is a 7-year flagship initiative by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and managed by Palladium, Randstad, and VSO.

The private sector, civil society, and knowledge institutions will be invited to submit proposals for initiatives to address specific challenges framed around creating scalable solutions for more and better jobs for youth. Solutions will be built around integrated approaches designed to bridge the mismatch between the demand for high-quality jobs and the supply of skilled labor. They will be aligned with the aspirations of young women and men in the regions.


CFYE Challenge Fund for Youth Employment

Application DeadlineSeptember 4, 2023
Funding TypePartially Funded
TypeEntrepreneurs
SponsorChallenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE)
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of CFYE Challenge Fund for Youth Employment

  • The Fund aims to create a prosperous future for 230,000 young women and men in the Middle East, North Africa, Sahel & West Africa, and the Horn of Africa. This will be achieved by supporting youth employment initiatives in these regions. Initiatives will offer youth, particularly young women, opportunities for decent work that delivers better prospects for personal development, is productive, and offers a stable income, social protection, and safe working conditions.
  • Technical support will be available for applicants throughout the process. The Fund Manager will organize physical and online information sessions for potential applicants. Interested parties are welcome to contact the Fund Manager to discuss ideas and seek guidance or support for concept note development. Once projects are selected for implementation, tailored technical support will also be made available to maximize the delivery of results.

Requirements for CFYE Challenge Fund for Youth Employment

  • There are no restrictions as to who can apply to the Fund. Ideas are invited from private sector organizations, civil society, and knowledge institutions or from a consortium involving two or more partners. Regardless of the status of the applicant, all concept notes and business cases will be assessed against the same criteria.
  • Since proposed initiatives should have a clear pathway to decent work for youth, both the youth themselves and employers will be involved in the design of the project. All projects will need to report on their results and the financial contributions made by the Fund will be clearly linked to the achievement of those results.
  • In addition, the Fund is looking for sustainable and scalable initiatives implemented by partners who will be able to contribute on average two-thirds of the total project budget.

Application Deadline

September 4, 2023

How to Apply

For more details,visit CFYE website


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