The project will create 89 new jobs at the training centre in Dakar within three years, and a total of 52 at the training hubs of the Senegalese partner universities. The new employees will work in administration and teaching. It is predicted that 400 of the 500 graduates who will participate in the various education and training programmes will subsequently be offered jobs at ENERGECO and other companies. If participants who take part in in-job courses are included, a total of 1,700 people are expected to successfully complete the various training programmes over the course of three years. In addition to creating jobs, the newly established training centre will also help drive the expansion of renewable energies in Senegal and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
ENERGECO will invest a total of 2.07 million euros to build the vocational training centre. The Facility Investing for Employment
grants a subsidy of 1.03 million euros (50%). The funds provided by the Facility will mainly be used for construction activities in Dakar and for the technical equipment of the training centre.
The Facility Investing for Employment (IFE) of KfW Development Bank is part of the Special Initiative "Decent Work for a Just Transition" of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). With its support, the Facility wants to remove barriers that prevent the creation of new and better jobs in the private sector.