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Strengthening Kenya's TVET Capacity through Learning and Adaptation

Ehud Gachugu and Sarah Mattingly

Winner RibbonThis case explores the CLA approach of Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-YES), a five-year program funded by USAID that enhances employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed Kenyan youth (aged 18-35) who have not completed secondary education. K-YES works in partnership with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions to improve their capacity, service delivery, partnerships, and sustainability. K-YES also connects youth with tailored financial services, job-search information, and mentor-ship networks. Throughout their activities, K-YES strives for programmatic learning and adaptation to improve outcomes.

Note: This year's case competition entry form included a new question about whether or not the highlighted CLA approach(es) contribute to a country’s Journey to Self-Reliance.The response to this question was not scored as part of the judging process.