CFYE has initiated scoping and pipeline development in South Sudan!
The Youth of South Sudan has long faced many obstacles in their self-development. With war raging for decades, the economy shattered, educational opportunities few, and jobs fewer still, many youth have not been able to fulfill their life dreams. With South Sudan now entering a new phase, optimism and opportunities are returning. CFYE would like to be in contact with companies and civil society partners that can reach out to youth, developing scalable, private sector-driven solutions empowering youth on the jobs market or as self-employed entrepreneurs or out-growers. We are particularly interested in initiatives offering opportunities and hope to young women.
Windows & Criteria
Detailed funding windows and criteria for South Sudan have not yet been established. However, based on our preliminary research it is likely that CFYE South Sudan will offer opportunities to a wide range of interventions as long as the (direct) youth employment potential is significant. Although the private sector must be strongly embedded in the solutions proposed, a civil society partner may submit the application. Please note that CFYE only co-finances projects, so the applicant must be able to contribute as well.
Possible sectors of intervention could be agriculture and agri-business, new economy (e.g. internet, mobile technology, ECT-based), logistics, or traditional sectors with youth employment generation potential. CFYE, however, is open to any idea that gives youth hope through employment or small business. Note, however, that CFYE will not support training-only projects. Employment creation must be the direct outcome.
Discuss potential projects for funding
If you are interested to discuss potential projects for funding or have an interesting idea to discuss, or if you are looking for a specific partner to establish a consortium, please get in touch with our partnership development team, led by Deng Kon in South Sudan.
We will organize a webinar prior to launching our call (indicative timing: February 2021) to provide further information on what type of projects CFYE can and would like to fund. Registration invitations for this webinar will be sent to interested partners. If you fill in the Stay Informed Form at the bottom of this page we will inform you as soon as registrations are open.