SIDO IRINGA IN PARTNERSHP WITH SNV NERTHELANDS DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION TO IMPLEMENT RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT IN MUFINDI DISTRICT.
SIDO Iringa has been selected as a Local Capacity Builder (LCB) for the OYE (Opportunity for Youth Employment) project which will be implemented in Mufindi District. The project is of one year and has being funded by SNV Netherlands Development Organization in partnership with Master Card Foundation. OYE in Renewable Energy aims at stimulating youth employment opportunities in renewable energy value chains. As such, OYE project will work with youth in the following sub-sectors: Solar Energy, Improved Cook Stoves (ICS), Domestic Biogas, Bio Slurry and Briquettes. By being part of the program, 75 (Seventy Five) youth will be provided with basic life skills training embedded in the technical trainings in the five sub-sectors. After successful completion of the technical trainings, youths will be matched with Renewable Energy Companies working in those mentioned sectors to get further on- job placements and job training before receiving business skills training where youth will be able to access low interest loans from micro lending institutions that are OYE partners. In the course of implementation, SIDO Iringa as a Local Capacity Builder will identify youths or youth groups from pre-selected intervention areas through the use of selection criteria and procedures laid down by OYE, then present youth with employment opportunities in the Renewable Energy sectors and collect data and information of the identified youth from the project areas.