The Youth and Women Empowerment  Programme Area of CCEYD is dedicated to decreasing poverty levels and unemployment rates among young people (10-24 years) in Ghana’s Northern Region. This is achieved by providing youth and women with a variety of sustainable livelihood opportunities.

The program area functions on the ideology that capacity building of youth is key in livelihood and entrepreneurial development. As a result, the Livelihood programme provides opportunities for youth and women to be trained and certified on a variety of skills including computer literacy, hairdressing, bead making, dressmaking, cloth weaving and smock weaving. Furthermore, the Livelihoods and Entrepreneurial Development programme educates youth and women on financial literacy, business management and job gender stereotyping, as well as providing revolving microloans to women and young entrepreneurs.

Programmes Mandate:

  • Improve income for young women and young men through engagement in income generation activities.
  • Enhanced management of financial resources by young people.
  • Increased adaptation of agricultural and environmental best practices to mitigate the effects of climate change, especially on women.