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PROJETS Economie Océans Atlantique et Indien Seychelles - Helping to create more employment through local investment

Seychelles - Helping to create more employment through local investment

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A forum on "Helping to Create more Employment through Local Investment" was held on Saturday 23rd July 2005 at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Seychelles. The workshop involved participants from a previous forum that was organized in 2004 and also unemployed youths. There was a total of about of 75 participants.

Who's involved?

Project leader: Sabrina Marie

Lead organisation: Youth Department, Ministry of Environment

Other organisations: Small Enterprises Promotion Agency (SEnPA); Center for Skill Development

Timeframe: April 2006 - February 2007


  • To increase the awareness of unemployment in our country 
  • To encourage the youths to set up their own businesses 
  • To increase the sense of responsibility through the youths 
  • Give the youths the necessary training and guidance 
  • Involve them in workshops, debates and sessions


  • Conduct information sessions for the youth on employment issues and career guidance;
  • Conduct training sessions on basic skills in the work environment, basic computer skills, and basic office skills and telephone techniques;
  • Arrange for the youth to visit places of employment;
  • Work with the employers to provide the youth with job placements;
  • Evaluate the impact of the activity, by conducting a questionnaire survey designed to gauge the job expectations among the youth participants. This should be conducted before they start the project and repeated at the end of the project;
  • Undertake publicity and promotional activities to include newspapers, radio and television.

Final report