Young African Works IITA Project and Training Program 2020


International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is inviting functions from appropriate candidate for its 2020 Young African Works IITA Project & Training Program 2020 for younger Nigerians

Applications are invited for:

Title: Young African Works IITA Project & Training Program 2020

Locations: Kaduna, Kano, and Lagos

Young Africa Works – IITA venture – an modern method to agribusiness coaching and start-ups for Nigeria’s younger people. In May this year, the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation began the Young Africa Works-IITA Project. This venture is designed to advance agribusiness alternative to over 40,000 Nigerian youths particularly ladies. It focuses on offering abilities improvement, respectable employment and entrepreneurship alternative for youth to safe dignified and fulfilling work in agri-food worth chains for the subsequent 5 years.

The venture is working with companions in varied sectors;

  • To strengthen agricultural coaching for younger people
  • Provide youth notably younger ladies with abilities wanted to higher compete for respectable employment and develop their very own profitable companies in agriculture and agro-processing,
  • Develop youth-sensitive mortgage and agribusiness assist applications in collaboration with monetary establishments that acknowledge the specialised wants of youth as agricultural debtors.
  • Transition youth vocational coaching centres into youth agribusiness parks that supply workspace, experiential studying, alternatives and collective providers to youth

The Young Africa Works-IITA venture is at present searching for candidates inside Kaduna, Kano, and Lagos, to construct their capability to be skilled and work throughout the supported worth chain of rice, soybean, maize, cowpea, poultry, vegetable, mushroom, groundnut, fish and livestock.


The venture and coaching will deal with; Entrepreneurial and Employment observe:

  • Entrepreneurship Track: The programme has recognized a number of enterprises and profitable agribusiness fashions engaging to youths. This will information the meant beneficiaries to provide a bankable marketing strategy on the finish of this coaching observe. The Young Africa Works-IITA venture has partnered with monetary establishment equivalent to Sterling Bank, NIRSAL to facilitate entry to sources of finance and credit score. Access to submit coaching assist can be facilitated by the venture.
  • Employment Track: The program is conscious of the abilities hole between youth and potential employers, consequently, this coaching goals to higher match these two pursuits. This can be performed via business internships and mentorship as a way to additional advance abilities improvement and discover higher jobs. Youth rising from employment-track coaching are offered help to seek out respectable jobs via skilled placement providers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Aged 18 – 35 years
  • Must be ordinarily resident within the respective municipal space (and stay inside 5km radius of a cluster)
  • Must have attained a minimum of Junior Secondary School 3 (JSS3) for entrepreneurship observe & a diploma for employment observe
  • Willingness to commit a minimum of 6 weeks for the coaching
  • Must show ardour for agriculture
  • Interest within the venture focus commodities
  • Must have entry to a useful cell phone
  • Affiliation to a registered affiliation is an added benefit

How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates should:
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Obtain your Application at:

  • Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority, 371 Oko-Oba, Agege Motor Rd, Agege, Lagos.
  • IITA Office, National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services (NAERLS) workplace complicated, Zaria Kaduna State.
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Sabo Bakin Zuwo Road, Kano State.
  • A observe up interview could also be performed for the ultimate collection of beneficiaries to be thought of for the coaching.

Click here for more information (PDF)

For extra data please contact: [email protected]

Application Deadline twelfth December, 2020.

Note: A certificates can be issued upon completion of the coaching program.

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