Integration & Reintegration of Women and Youth into the Labor 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 the circular and green economy. The project prioritizes environmental sustainability and aligns with Bolivia’s constitutional principles of achieving integral and balanced development in harmony with the environment.

Project Profile

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

Specific Objectives:

  • 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 are established to develop innovative approaches and enhance employment prospects for women and youth.
  • Ecological principles and circular economy practices are integrated into micro and small enterprises.

Main Activities:

  • Research and Data Analysis: Conduct a study to gather information on labor opportunities from companies, with a focus on employment demand.
  • Partnership Development: Establish partnerships between civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders to promote women and youth employment. These partnerships will also facilitate collaboration with technical training centers and other educational institutions.
  • Digital Platform Development and Coordination: Consolidation of a digital platform that connects companies and job seekers with young individuals and women.
  • Empowerment and Sensitization Sessions for Women in Technical Training Centers: Train young women on soft skills for responding to identified company demands. Provide 3 to 4 courses, totalling 40 hours, focusing on employability, rights, circular economy, socio-emotional competencies (soft skills). Offer 6 hours of individualized support to each participant in their job application process.

Location

Bolivia

Duration

Pilot Phase: 2023-2024
Current Phase: 2024-2026

Theme

Waste Management

Key Services Provided

  • Poverty Reduction
  • Social and economic development for women and youth
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly entrepreneurial activities
  • Knowledge management
  • Capacity building

Staff

Bertha Camacho, Managing Director & Knowledge Management Specialist

Achievements of the Pilot Phase

81

young women (18-30) from socially vulnerable groups empowered, of which 56% have a permanent job

305

young people (54% women and 46% men) between 16 and 19 years of age from Educational Units or Vocational Training Centers benefit from educational orientation to enter the labor market

20

young entrepreneurs (19 female) received support to enhance their small green enterprises

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Without access to basic services such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Waste Management and Energy, vulnerable communities remain left behind.

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