The Youth Employment and Empowerment Programme (YEEP),
initiated builds on UNDP’s extensive post-war experience supporting the
empowerment of our youth graduates. It is designed to strengthen national
policy, strategy and coordination for youth employment and seeks to provide
basic support services for youth across the country, including business
development and career advice and guidance. The Programme is focused on three
- Institutional and Policy Development: Focused on
building sufficient technical capacity of the University and the National Youth
Commission to facilitate policy development, ensuring that relevant policies
are coherent and harmonised and have a positive impact on employment creation.
- Youth Empowerment: Focused on promoting youth
empowerment and leadership, primarily through the strengthening of SMEs and
Newly Graduated Students from GTUZambia.
- Employment Promotion: Focused on assisting youth
in their transition from school to work through the provision of employment
promotion services such as internship opportunities and support to micro, small
and medium-sized business development.