PADSEL NOA, the support programme for local sustainable development and social actions in North West Algeria, has initiated a training/coaching session for young project leaders in social and rural entrepreneurship in the provinces of Medea and Tiaret in Algeria.
The aim of this activity is to encourage entrepreneurship with a strong impact on sustainable economic development of the rural areas in the fields of agriculture, promotion of handicraft, rural tourism, social services, digital access to territories,…
The programme has also organised 2 training sessions for 16 young unemployed in the town of Belaas (province of Ain Defla) and 16 rural women in the town of Zeboudja (province of Chlef). The idea was to train separately two groups of beneficiaries to optimise the cultivation of prickly pear, to share good practices in terms of fruit harvests in order to market them in packaging.
PADSEL-NOA, (le Programme d’appui au développement local durable et aux actions sociales du Nord-Ouest de l’Algérie [the support programme for local sustainable development and social actions in North West Algeria]) was launched in November 2018. The programme, co-financed by the European Union and Algeria, is targeting 6 wilayas (provinces) (Aïn Defla, Médéa, Chlef, Tissemsilt, Tiaret, Saïda), with the aim of revitalising local territories by stimulating inclusive and sustainable social and economic development. It also supports the creation of income-generating activities in agriculture, livestock farming or even tourism. The focus is on groups of end-users such as local stakeholders, project sponsors, in particular vulnerable and disadvantaged people within the towns, unemployed young people, women and people with disabilities, targeted by the Ministry for Solidarity. The total cost of the programme is €43.5 million, of which 20 million is being contributed by the European Union.
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