The Centre Mauritanien d’Analyse des Politiques (CMAP) assisted the Government of Mauritania in exploring employment opportunities in the agro-industry sector. The comprehensive study on analysis of Agro-industry produced by CMAP showed the detailed value-chain of that sector as well as the possibilities for Mauritanian youngsters to establish innovative agro-enterprises in the country.
In collaboration with the Institut Supérieur d’Enseignement Technique (ISET), CMAP was able to provide a youth employment coaching session focusing on the agricultural sector for undergraduate students. Four out of 30 participants were able to establish new enterprises dealing with production and distribution of vegetables. Thanks to the success of CMAP youth employment coaching session, the Institut Universitaire Professionnel (IUP) signed an agreement with the project to set up a Master’s degree program on youth employment and entrepreneurship. The preparation of the curriculum is at an advanced stage and the program is planned to start in fall 2015.