Integration and reintegration 

of Bolivian women and young people into the labour market with a focus on sustainability and waste management

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Our Goal

This project aims to give young people and women in La Paz, Bolivia, job opportunities in companies and micro-enterprises that promote circular and green economy. The project prioritises environmental sustainability and aligns with Bolivia’s constitutional principles of achieving integral and balanced development in harmony with the environment.

Project Profile

This project supports women and youth living in marginal areas in the city of La Paz to get re-integrated into the labour market. It promotes employment opportunities, self-employment, and entrepreneurship, with a specific emphasis on the green business sector.

 

Specific objectives of the project:

 

  • Strategies that increase employment opportunities, self-employment, and entrepreneurship with an ecological vision for youth and women are strengthened.
  • Partnerships between civil society and the private sector to develop innovative approaches and enhance employment prospects for women and youth are established.
  • Ecological principles and circular economy practices are integrated into micro and small enterprises.

Location

La Paz, Bolivia

Duration

2023 – 2024

Theme

Waste Management

Key Services Provided

  • Research and data analysis

  • Partnership development

  • Digital platform development and coordination

  • Empowerment and sensitisation sessions for women in technical training centres

Staff

Bertha Camacho, Project Coordinator
Susanna Germanier, Junior M&E Officer

Project achievements

81

young women (18-30 years old) from socially vulnerable groups (victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and exclusion) empowered, of which 56 have a permanent job.

300

young people (70% women and 30% men) between 16 and 19 years of age from Educational Units or Vocational Training Centres benefit from educational orientation to enter the labour market.

22

small and micro ecological enterprises run by women strengthened and managed following a circular economy approach, providing employment opportunities for young people and women.

1400+

family members of the young people and women involved in the project.

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