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2 Iraqi Youth Initiative September, 2012 www.IraqiYouthInitiative.org www.facebook.com/GoYouthIraq @YouthIraq @RayMendenilla IYIHome@tijara-iraq.com @EnasKamil rmendenilla@tijara-iraq.com ekamil@tijara-iraq.com

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4 THE IRAQI YOUTH INITIATIVE PRSENTS! Tweet us comments and questions by using both: #YouthIraq #ImpactGlobalYouth

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8 First Youth Employment Promotion training course in Diyala province completed by 16 women participants. – September 2011

9 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: A nationwide market assessment of Iraq w...

10 Esraa Farhan, age 18 from Najaf province, completed the Youth Initiative training course" How to start a Business" and received a $3,000 loan to start his own business as a seamstress. Esraa started a business that supports her family and employs 1 seamstresses.

11 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: A nationwide market assessment of Iraq w...

12 Lina Ameer, age 26 from Basrah province, completed the Youth Initiative training course" How to start a Business" and received a $5,000 YEAF loan to start a nursery school and kindergarten and has created jobs for four employees.

13 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: Analysis methods utilized by the microfi...

14 Isra'a Ali Muhammed, 29 years old, is that Youth Employment Promotion trainer in Salah ad Din province. She has trained 227 Youth Initiative beneficiaries at the SEDO. of that number 91 started apprenticeships and 55 now have permanent jobs.

15 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: In designing the apprenticeship activity...

16 Khansa'a Fared, 24, is from Dhi Qar province started an apprenticeship as Field Land Surveyor and is now a Project Manager with Nour Al Nassriya Construction after graduating from the Youth Employment Promotion Program.

17 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: Prior to the Youth Initiative the Traini...

18 Tara Ahmed, age 22 from Karbala province, graduated from "How to Start a Business" Youth Initiative training course and qualified for a $3,500 YEAF loan based on her business plan to start a project of wedding provider and accessories maker, 5 jobs were created through this successful project

19 Dont forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: The Iraqi youth Initiative of USAID-Tija...

20 10 Funded by the U.S. Ambassadors Targeted Development Fund, IYI is implemented in 14 provinces of Iraq. It comprises two key activities: Enhancing Employment and Entrepreneurship Among Youth An outlet to facilitate access to demand-driven financial services previously unavailable to youth in Iraq. 3,863 youth (3,339 men and 524 women) trained on entrepreneurship. $5,653,300 disbursed to 1,661 youth entrepreneurs (13% women). Youth Employment Promotion Youth Entrepreneurship Access to Finance An avenue for youth to gain better employable skills through a training and apprenticeship. 1,735 youth (1,103 men and 632 women) equipped with better employability skills. 3,036 positions pledged by 951 sponsors. 911 (33% women) placed in apprenticeship positions. The 6th week site visit to a youth beneficiary, micro finance Loan is $2100, Accessories & Make up. in As Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.As Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

21 Background, Design and Implementation Lessons Learned Overview Impact of Youth Initiative on Implementing partners. Impact of Youth Initiative with the Government of Iraq. Possible impact of the Youth Initiative beyond Iraq. Other Significant Impacts Overcoming unforeseen setbacks. Base period adjustments and capacity building for implementing partners. Utilization of fixed obligation grants. History of program. Through the eyes of a new applicant. Monitoring, evaluating and working with Implementing partners nationwide.

22 Promotes private sector growth and employment. The USAID-Tijara program supports the economic development of Iraqi communities by offering services that stimulate business activities and promote greater access to financial services for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. USAID-Tijara 2008-2011 Priorities USAID-Tijara Mission and Priorities Promoting microfinance and bank institutions to increase loan volume and diversify clientele. Creating and supporting indigenous BDS providers. Assisting the Government of Iraq (GOI) in WTO accession and in new customs Trade reforms through process and automation implementation. Establishing an Improved Business and Investment Enabling Environment. Creating job opportunities and access to finance previously unavailable to the youth of Iraq. Advance private sector development throughout Iraq (18 governorates) by;

23 USAID-Tijara Activities Across Iraq Microfinance Institution Supported by USAID-Tijara USAID-Tijara Supported SME Loans Small Business Development Centers in Operation Small Business Development Centers in Formation WTO Accession Support Business and Investment Enabling Environment Activities Youth Initiative Activities – phase one

24 The Youth Initiative is funded by the U.S. Ambassadors Targeted Development Fund and implemented by the USAID-Tijara Provincial Economic Growth program. The program focuses on creating both self-employment and employment opportunities for the youth of Iraq by providing: Business training to increase livelihood skills Access to finance in order to establish new businesses On-the-job experience to expand their technical skill sets The Youth Initiative consists of three focused activities. Youth Entrepreneurship Resource Center - a one-stop repository for training and resources for young entrepreneurs interested in establishing productive businesses and assisting youth seeking gainful employment. Youth Entrepreneurship Access to Finance - an outlet to facilitate access to demand-driven microfinance services previously unavailable to youth in Iraq. Youth Employment Promotion - a venue for youth to gain employable skills through a training, apprenticeship and employment sponsorship efforts. U.S. Ambassador, Christopher Hill delivers the 1st loan check issued to a young entrepreneur during the National Launch of the Iraqi Youth Initiative in the Najaf province. (May 23, 2010) Iraqi Ministry of Youth represented by Dr. Salma Al- Zubaidy attends National Launch of Youth Employment Promotion (YEP) in Basrah. (May 5, 2011) Iraqi Youth Initiative

25 DO YOU NEED COPIES IN BASRA IRAQ? :) 6th week visit to youth who started a stationery business 2 jobs created! in Basra, Al Basrah. Basra, Al Basrah

26 13 (7 female) youth in Baghdad received approvals for $34,000 in microfinance loans to start new businesses! in BaghdadBaghdad BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATE & ELEVATOR SPEECH

27 ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM RESULTS Trained 3,863 participants in How to Start a Business and provided business counselling to write a business plan. Disbursed loans totalling $5,653,300 to 1,661 youth entrepreneurs (Average loan size $3,404). Iraqi Youth Initiative The winner of each category also received a Showcase award crystal. Each winner was chosen by a committee made up of the Ministry of Youth, USAID/Iraq and USAID- Tijara. Here we have the winner of the Significant Female Entrepreneur. (Salon & beauty center) business creating 4 jobs in Karbala province)

28 Aseel Allawi – 28 years / Tailor & Female Attire / Babil province - loan amount is $4000, monthly income 4 jobs created. Youth-Friendly Loan Previously Unavailable

29 Sabreen Khalil, 22 years old, Basra province, accountant apprentice with Cyrus Group. FIND THE JOBS BEFORE YOU LAUNCH THE TRAINING.

30 The Youth Employment Promotion (YEP) program has developed a network of 951 local community business sponsors with 3,036 identified employment positions across 12 provinces. Since the YEP program was launched in May 2011, 1735 participants have been trained and 911 participants have been placed in apprenticeship positions. MATCHING IMPACT 33% # of women starting apprenticeship positions through the Youth Employment Promotion program Photo: YEP class with 18 women participants in Salah ad Din province Photo: US Ambassador Hill and USAID Mission Director Crowley attend briefing on Youth Initiative activities in Najaf province. (May 2010)

31 Youth Employment Promotion (YEP) Youth Entrepreneur Access to Finance (YEAF) Youth Initiative TARGETS BY June. 2012 Train 5,600 youth in entrepreneurship and employment- related skills. Facilitate creation of 1,661 youth entrepreneur businesses and 3,200 jobs created through the YEAF loan program. Promote sustained jobs creation of at least 50% for 900 apprenticeship participants. We were fortunate to get this 16 yr old youth to play the Iraqi National Anthem. in Baghdad. Youth Entrepreneur Resource Center (YERC)

32 Youth Initiative Deputy Director Program Coordinator Aladdin Fathi Ali Advisor Microfinance (Capacity) Musab Alkateeb Advisor Business Development Doug Treadwell Advisor Monitoring & Evaluation 2- FC Basrah FC Thi Qar FC Muthana FC Anbar FC Diyala 3- FC Baghdad FC Saladin FC Kirkuk FC Erbil Youth Initiative Director Field Operation Manager Program Operations Coordinator FC Sulaiy maniyh FC Babil FC Wasit FC Karbala FC Najaf Program Coordinator Habte Asfaw Advisor Microfinance (Analysis) ENGLISH NOT REQUIRED!

33 Daily Activities Youth Initiative Filed Coordinators

34 Recognition & Competition

35 NO INVOICE = DOES NOT COUNT

36 SBDC MONHTLY TARGETS /Province DescriptionYEAF (Entrepreneurs)YEP (Apprentices)Total Number of courses / Month325 Average Class size1510- Total Trainees Joining / Month 452065 Dropout rate20% Completed Class size / Month361652 Phase 1 (Training/Training) /Month(36 * $125) = $4,500(16*$300) = $ 4,800$9,300 Phase 2 (BRP/Apprtice Placement) / Month(36 *$ 100) = $3,600(12*$100) = $ 1,200$4,800 Phase 3 (Disbursem/Appar fee) / Month(18 * $150) =$2,700(12*$300) = $3,600$6,300 Phase 4 (Site Visit/Jobs Sustain) / Month(18*50)+(18*75) = $2,250(8*100) = $800$3,050 Monthly Total Grant Utilization Rate$13,050$ 10,400$23,450 Results Oriented Invoicing & Documentation Process

37 Get your Partners Organized

38 Grant Utilization Rates (Eye Openers)

39 KNOW WHERE YOU STAND

40 All guidance can be found in the Youth Initiative SOP

41 Lessons Learned Overcoming unforeseen setbacks. Wearing multiple hats (client, project, prime/sub-prime contractor)/

42 Social Media Explosion! … A bit late… Fostering partnerships is an uphill battle. Lessons Learned

43 Base period adjustments and capacity building for implementing partners. Orientation session made a big difference.

44 Lessons Learned Utilization of fixed obligation grants. Women mentoring women = Increase in women participation

45 Plan ahead and plan to adjust. Web portal DMS created but unfortunately never utilized. Lessons Learned

46 Results oriented program can be a nightmare to manage (grants) With a mere $2,900 this young entrepreneur starts an internet cafe in Wassit province Iraq. She is the first women owned Internet Cafe in Wassit! in Kut al Hai, Wasit.

47 Impact of Youth Initiative on Implementing partners. Impact of Youth Initiative with the Government of Iraq. Possible impact of the Youth Initiative beyond Iraq. 1 Other Significant Impacts More than 20 media outlets came to the Showcase to meet our young women entrepreneurs. Sameera Jasim, 27, from Babil province started as an apprentice with Al Karwan Nursery and Kindergarten after graduating from the Youth Employment Promotion Program. Little Birds Fashion Youth Group displays traditional attire from each province of Iraq at the USAID-Tijaras Iraqi Youth Initiative Showcase Awards Ceremony May 2012.

48 Youth of Today are the Leaders of Tomorrow… Have an Impact on your Tomorrow… Today…

49 Iraqi Youth Initiative September, 2012 www.IraqiYouthInitiative.org www.facebook.com/GoYouthIraq @YouthIraq @RayMendenilla IYIHome@tijara-iraq.com @EnasKamil rmendenilla@tijara-iraq.com ekamil@tijara-iraq.com


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