Kenya – Skills for Life Training in Kakuma

Progetto concluso

Refugee protection and integration has been a central objective of the SDC Humanitarian Aid for many years in the region. In the new regional Whole of Government strategy for the Horn of Africa within the pillar migration and protection this objective remains important. The project in Kakuma camp will develop skills that are of utmost benefit within the camp, to the youth of the host communities but also in the refugees’ country of origin, keeping in mind a possible future return.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Formazione professionale
Diritti umani
Stato di diritto - democrazia - diritti dell'uomo
Trasferimenti forzati (rifugiati, sfollati interni, tratta di esseri umani)
Formazione professionale
Capacità di base per la vita
Diritti dell'uomo (diritti delle donne inclusi)
15.04.2013 - 31.07.2016
CHF 1'289'170

Kenya is host to more than 500’000 refugees of which most are living in camps. There are two main camp locations: Dadaab in the East and Kakuma in the North of Kenya. The economy of the Kakuma area is isolated, small and stagnant. It would have collapsed years ago without relief and services implemented by UNHCR and partners by through humanitarian aid programs. Northern Kenya over the last decades has been marginalized with lack of central government support resulting in weak infrastructure, insecurity and limited livelihood and educational options. There is need to unleash the productive capacity of the refugees and build on the existing entrepreneurial activity between the host and refugee community.


The main goal of this project is to impart training in life and basic literacy and numeracy skills as well as entrepreneurial skills for both, youth within the camp and youth from Kakuma Town.

Gruppi target

Refugee and Host community youth in Kakuma, 15 – 25 years old.

Effetti a medio termine

Partial Action 1: carry out a comprehensive market analysis of current needs for specific activities in education and preferred marketable trade skills that will benefit host and refugee youth Partial Action 2: a more resilient and educated refugee and host community youth in Kakuma Camp and Kakuma Town.

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Aiuto umanitario
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione svizzera senza scopo di lucro
  • Swisscontact
  • Swisscontact

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   1'289'170 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   1'269'123
Fasi del progetto Fase 2 01.07.2016 - 31.08.2019   (Completed)

Fase 1 15.04.2013 - 31.07.2016   (Completed)