K-POWER REGISTRATION – KWARA STATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM – Job creation and youth employment (kwan-power)
The Kwara State Social Investment Programmes (KWASSIPs) was established to impact positively on the lives of the poor, vulnerable, unemployed and those at the bottom of the financial pyramid without access to funding, to ensure they are availed the opportunity to better lives. The programmes are aimed at graduating Kwara indigenes from poverty by investing in the people through direct support and capacity building.
The programmes were designed by adopting the Federal Government’s National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPs) while carefully tailoring them to fit the unique challenges and specific needs of the people of Kwara State. By domesticating nationally set standards and interventions that have been impactful at eradicating poverty, at the state level, the KWASSIPs will be imperative to secure any recovery or growth gains.
The Kwara State Bureau of Statistics estimated the poverty rate of the state to be 80.54 percent in 2010, this means 8 out of every 10 Kwara residents are considered poor. The Human Capital Development Component of the KWSIP is the K-Power.
KPOWER APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY
The 2020 Digital Kwara Program will target youths in the North, South and Central senatorial zones.
kwara state (K-power Categories Registration)
- Technology Training (Kpower-Tech)
- Agriculture Support(Kpower-Agro)
- Vocational Training (Kpower-Build)
- SME Training and Business Advisory (Kpower-Biz)
The program will train 30,000 young Kwara residents over 3 years in foundational digital skills, while an additional 1,500 youth will be trained in advanced digital skills such as machine learning and artificial intelligence over 3 years. It will expose Kwara youths to globally sought-after digital skills and position them for available employment and entrepreneurship opportunities within the technology space.
This pillar will leverage on raising private sector funding (investment) for integrated and rural agribusinesses across key agricultural value chains. It will. identify core crops that puts Kwara State in a position of comparative advantage for national and international export opportunities.The target number of beneficiaries is 10,000 over 3 years, identifying farmers across the 3 senatorial districts to be supported. Each farmer will be supported with land allocations, farm inputs, support through the growth lifecycle, sales and linkage with off-takers for harvested products.
The vocational training is focused on building Nigeria’s next generation of skilled workforce via technical and vocational education. The vocational training targets 6,000 trainees over 2 years across the 3 senatorial districts.
SME Training & Business Advisory
The aim of the SME training and business advisory is to train, equip and empower businesses across the State and aid the growth of micro businesses into small businesses across the state. Aim to target a minimum of 2,500 MSMEs per quarter in the first rounds of training. This implies the training of 10,000 MSMEs per annum. Bridging the gap to providing training and solutions that would address the major impediments which limit SME growth in an emerging economy & also prepare SMEs to access untapped financing for business upscaling from finance facilities like BOI, DBN, CBN etc
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