SINCE is based on the first objective of the EU Trust Fund, namely to create greater economic and employment opportunities. It has the following aims:

Overall aim: to contribute to reducing irregular migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia by improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable population, including potential migrants and returnees with specific focus on youth and women

Specific aim: to create greater economic and employment opportunities especially for young people and women with a focus on urban areas, particularly Addis Ababa, in the most migration prone regions (Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Tigray) of EthiopiaThe Embassy of Italy, assisted by AICS, requested UNIDO and ILO to conduct the socio-economic assessment (SEA) to identify potential intervention areas: Value Chains development, the most important sectors in terms of employment and GDP contribution and sectors with higher income and employment opportunities.

Strategic approach

One of the key strategic considerations of SINCE in its implementation is to foster and ensure an integrated approach, which can be declined into:

  • Full cooperation with the Ethiopian’s Government’s existing flagship programmes
  • Ethiopian multi-stakeholder involvement and ownership
  • Value chains strategy and geographically focussed interventions
  • Integrated services delivery (e.g. from training to active labour market policies for the support to employment)
  • Involvement of local authorities, civil society, local communities
  • Enhancement of Public Employment Services (PES)
  • Cooperation and coordination between private sector and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions through public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Synergies with already implemented and on-going projects (e.g. RDPP, Reset II, etc.)

Governance structure:

Inception Phase: (December 2016 to March 2017)

  • The project has created synergy with the Khartoum Process by:
  • Supporting Ethiopian migration policy based on the respect of human rights and of the most vulnerable groups
  • Involving the civil society
  • Strengthening the coordination between different initiatives and deepen knowledge of migration

Below the timeline of planned activiites for the SINCE project: