Project Overall goal
Empower young entrepreneurs with skills and opportunities to develop socio-economic resilience and realize their full potential.
Entrepreneurs, Truck drivers, prison inmates
Arua (River Oli Division, Arua Hill Division, Vurra Sub-County) and Zombo (Goli-Jangokoro and Alangi Sub Counties)
Date of Implementation
September 2020- September 2022
Improving the Economic Resilience of West Nile Youth in the face of COVID-19 project (IERC) is a two-year action implemented by Advance Afrika and Faraja Africa Foundation with funding from the European Union. The action contributes toward establishing alternative means of income generation and empowering beneficiary communities to enhance their socio-economic resilience towards crises. The action identifies young entrepreneurs, young prison inmates and truck drivers as vulnerable groups affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with its economic and social consequences and groups with a high level of exposure to infectious diseases. The action is built on the assumption that economically resilient businesses can secure livelihoods for young people in West Nile and provide opportunities for youth to realize their full potential. The action aims to empower young entrepreneurs with skills and opportunities to develop socio-economic resilience and attain their full potential. The action identifies the challenges young entrepreneurs and truck drivers face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which endangers their livelihoods and well-being. Thus, the action seeks to strengthen the resilience of young entrepreneurs, young prison inmates and truck drivers in the districts of Arua and Zombo districts to deal with such situations and crises constructively.