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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Conflict Prevention, peace, and economic opportunities for the youth

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to increased peace, stability and inclusive economic opportunities for youth in marginalised areas in Kenya.

In December 2016, a top-up of €2 million was approved aiming to increase stability in at-risk communities of the Coastal Region and North East areas, focusing on the provision of sustainable agricultural employment opportunities for vulnerable youth and women.

Another top-up of €1 million was accepted in May 2018, contributing to the Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) project, and allowing to address the diversification of locations and perpetrator profiles by focusing on a wider set of counties especially in Nairobi, Central and Western Kenya.

Main objectives

The specific objectives of the project are:
(1) To enhance understanding of sources of conflict and exclusion, leading to informed policy and interventions which identify means of addressing development needs and grievances;
(2) To provide youth with skills which can be used to improve employment and livelihoods prospects;
(3) To strengthen capacity to manage and prevent conflict and improve trust between the state and communities.
(4) to empower smallholder farmers by enhancing access to better market opportunities in selected value chains and enhancing the resilience of farming systems


EU Delegation Kenya

EUR 5 920 000

Conflict Prevention, peace, and economic opportunities for the youth (Kenya Red Cross Society)

Royal United Services Institute

EUR 3 920 000

Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism II - STRIVE II

Slovak Agency for International Development

EUR 818 447

Enhancement of livelihoods in the Kenyan Coastal Region by supporting Organic and Fair Trade certification of smallholders


EUR 2 920 000

Conflict Prevention, peace, and economic opportunities for the youth (GIZ)

Action Fiche

2 MARCH 2023
Region and Country
  • Horn of Africa
  • Greater economic and employment opportunities
  • Improved governance and conflict prevention
  • Strengthening resilience of communities
  • Slovak Agency for International Development
  • GIZ
  • Royal United Services Institute
  • Red Cross Kenya

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