Youth Employment Project -- Rwanda

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The primary purpose of the Youth Employment Project is to increase stable employment opportunities, including self-employment, for male and female vulnerable youth, and to improve youth training and employment systems and increase investment in skills for vulnerable youth.

Youth Employment Project’s specific objectives include: 1. Increase access to market relevant work readiness and employment services for vulnerable youth; 2. Increase family planning and reproductive health information and services to vulnerable youth; 3. Improve quality and relevance of entrepreneurship and market facilitation support services for vulnerable youth, especially in rural areas; 4. Expand access to entrepreneurship support programs for vulnerable youth, especially in rural areas; 5. Strengthen technical, financial, and operational capacity of the Akazi Kanoze Access entity to support local workforce/youth service institutions; 6. Improve capacity of workforce development institutions to provide relevant, demand-driven employment services for vulnerable youth; 7. Increase investments in skills development by Rwandan stakeholders; and 8. Strengthen networks and information-sharing between public and private workforce development actors. 

Applicants can only submit one (1) application.

  • Duke Internal Deadline: July 7, 2016
  • Sponsor Deadline: August 8, 2016

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

There are no restrictions on eligibility for this solicitation. Qualified applicants may be any U.S. or non-U.S. organization, individual, non-profit, or for-profit entity. Faith-based and community organizations that fit the criteria above are also eligible to apply. In support of the Agency’s interest in fostering a larger assistance base and expanding the number and sustainability of development partners, USAID encourages applications from potential new partners.



Amount Description

Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to provide approximately $20.5 million in total USAID funding for the life of the activity. USAID intends to award one (1) Cooperative Agreement pursuant to this RFA. However, in exceptional circumstances, this amount may be adjusted depending on the Cooperative Agreement timeframe, the applicant’s institutional capacity, the geographic scope of the proposed program, and the type and extent of partnership or other teaming arrangements that are proposed. USAID reserves the right to fund any one or none of the applications submitted.

Funding Type





International Opportunities
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination

Owing to the sponsor's restriction on the number of applications that may be submitted from Duke, anyone wishing to pursue nomination should submit the following materials as one PDF.

* A letter of support from dean or chair - 1 to 1.5 pages
* Project summary - 2 to 4 pages
* CV or Biosketch of project leader

Applicants will need to submit internal materials through My Research Proposal.(Code ILN)

Instructions for setting up your account and uploading internal applications can be found here: Instructions_FINAL.pdf

Internal Deadline

July 7, 2016

External Deadline

August 8, 2016