On November 18th, President Johnson Sirleaf presided over the opening ceremony of the newly constructed and refurbished Monrovia Vocation Training Center (MVTC) in Monrovia, funded by the Chinese government. See the full post here.
On 16th October 2015, Prospects’ Results, Learning and Research Manager, John Skelton, participated on a panel presentation, along with experts from John Snow Institute, at the Merl Tech conference in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together over 275 practitioners in the fields of M&E and technology. The panel discussed the design and use of dashboards and… Read More PRACTICE PRESENTATION: Dashboards – A Force for Good, Great, or Greater Confusion?
A new program will support 15,000 Liberian youth enhance their income generating potential. The $10 million World Bank-funded Youth Opportunities Project will also provide support for strengthening the government’s capacity to implement its cash transfer program. See more information here.
Within the Prospects program, Mercy Corps supports 1,000 youth to participate in apprentices with host businesses. Successful youth receive a series of pre-deployment trainings before being embedded in the business for three months. Mercy Corps targets for 30 percent of youth to be offered permanent jobs with their host business after the apprenticeship; alternatively, youth… Read More CASE STUDY: The story of a Prospects apprentice
On 7 October 2015, Prospects’ Program Manager, Chris Maclay, presented at the Making Cents Youth Economic Opportunities Summit in Washington, D.C., on the topic ‘What does a Boutique Gym have in common with a Youth Employment Program?’ The Summit brings together over 460 key decision makers from 70 countries with the end goal of increasing… Read More PRACTICE PRESENTATION: What does a boutique gym have in common with a youth employment program?
Written by PROSPECTS STAFF Recent research conducted by Mercy Corps Prospects program illustrates a range of barriers to employment faced by women and girls in Liberia. These span factors associated with personal agency, social interaction and cultural or structural issues and shed light on the need for policies and programs to act upon differences in… Read More LEARNING PAPER: Barriers to Employment Facing Young Women in Liberia