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Promoting inclusive and sustainable development through Training, Business and Work – FIL




Aid type

Project-type interventions




€ 1,798,859
€ 1,079,315


The 36-months initiative aims to foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and youth employment in two areas of Mali . In particular, it intends to promote the socio-economic inclusion of young women and men through business and jobs creation, skills strengthening and job placement in the cities of Bamako and Kita. In a country affected by multi-sector crises that prevent local development, this initiative integrates ENGIMs activities in the center-north of the country with emergency interventions financed by AICS, proposing an innovative approach strongly oriented to the local socio-economic development, starting from human capital. The areas of implementation of the project, Bamako and Kita, present a state of security that allows to act on two key sectors to dynamize the socio-economic context, promoting employment and personal development and self-empowerment in different segments of the local population: business and professional training. Job creation, employment and personal growth are the needs which this intervention intends to satisfy through the activation of a performing partnership in different areas and a series of initiatives that can foster development and employment. Within the two geographical areas of intervention, the Partners will intend to provide solutions able to respond to the local needs with a holistic view which aims to contribute to the overall improvement of the involved regions, according to their potentials and differences. For this reason, different specific actions will be carried out in the two target centers, in order to get the same results: R1) Self-employment and job creation are fostered through training and support for entrepreneurs and cooperatives; R2) Young women and men possess skills that match the needs of the local private sector; R3) A favourable environment for the training and employment of young people is created at a national and international level. To encourage self-employment and job creation, a Center for Entrepreneurship will be established at TechnoLAB-ISTA campus in Bamako and an MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship for local entrepreneurs will be activated at this Centre (with 2 editions implemented within this project); the target audience is represented by Malian aspiring/real entrepreneurs with a satisfactory level of education, able to follow a strongly business oriented academic program which combines rigorous managerial knowledge with incubation training and entrepreneurial skills. The members of this target group are expected to start/scale up their own business activity within the project lifespan, improving their performances and creating new jobs. The activities related to the Center and to the MBA will be managed and implemented by E4Impact Foundation and TechnoLAB ISTA. At the same time, both in Kita and Bamako the project will take care of a target consisting of more vulnerable beneficiaries (returning migrants, women heads of families, people with disabilities, with low level of education, people with very low investment capacity) that are already informal/micro-entrepreneurs or business idea holders. They will benefit from training in business management, an endowment fund for a financial contribution and technical support. The goal is to formalize their business in order to ensure them self-sustinability. These micro-enterprises are very important for the territory and will allow the families involved to have regular income, feeding in a very dynamic way the local socio-economic context. This activity will be managed by ENGIM with its business tutors, with the accompaniment of a Malian incubator and the support of E4Impact in the training phase. The last activity that will contribute to R1 will consist of delivery of training in agro-ecology and management, support and monitoring for agricultural cooperatives in the area of Kita. read more close
Year Committed Used
2022 € 1,798,859 € 1,079,315


Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code

Project data

  • IATI IDXM-DAC-6-4-012590-09-2
  • Expected start date 2022/07/01
  • Completion date -
  • Finance type Standard grant
  • Flow type ODA
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Tied


  • 11330 - Vocational training 27%
  • 15220 - Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution 20%
  • 32130 - Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development 53%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition not targeted
  • Aid to Environment significant objective
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation significant objective
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification significant objective
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) not targeted


  • 10.7 - Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies
  • 17.6 - Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge-sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism
  • 2.4 - By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
  • 4.4 - By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
  • 4.5 - By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
  • 8.3 - Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
  • 8.6 - By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training