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 key components:

  1.  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.
  2. Youth Empowerment: Focused on promoting youth empowerment and leadership, primarily through the strengthening of SMEs and Newly Graduated Students from GTUZambia.
  3. 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.