USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze. Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze (HDAK) was a 5-year youth employment project that provided 40,000 out-of-school youth with market-relevant employability skills by scaling up successfully-proven Akazi Kanoze interventions, across 25 (of 30 total) districts countrywide using a series of innovations that boosted youth economic growth. AKA worked with 21 implementing partners (IPs) and the project had 4 major program areas that included: Employment and self-employment preparation packages, Family Planning and Reproductive Health; Social Inclusion; and Youth Service Delivery Systems. Over 40,097 youth were enrolled in the program. 36,952 completed the training on Work Ready Now &Be Your Own Boss. 68.1% youth gained new or better employment. 20,828 youth participated in SILC Groups and 268,649,376 Rwf saved in total. The project worked on system strengthening at the district where we introduced youth development alliance that enhances coordination and minimizes duplication, IPs were trained on local labour market assessment (LLMA) and LLMA was fully driven by IPs.

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