Vocational and Business Skills Training and Support Project

Photo Credit: UNDP Yemen/2020
Coverage Dhamar, Hadramaut, Ibb, and Lahj
Target Groups Rural Young Women and Men
Estimated Beneficiaries 1,035 Yemenis
Focus Area Food processing, textiles and handloom, vocational and business skills
Partners Small and Micro Enterprises Promotion Service (SMEPS)
Project Manager Tracy Vienings
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The Vocational and Business Skills Training and Support project aims to empower rural young women and men with vocational, technical and business skills, and nurture an entrepreneurship culture to enhance their employability and productive engagement in economic and local recovery activities. These efforts will contribute to and complement the overall collective efforts for economic recovery and livelihood restoration for improved well-being and resilience among Yemenis.

The main objective of the project is to help Yemenis improve their livelihoods and access inclusive productive services. 

Expected Results 


  • 501 participants (317 women) received business skills training.
  • 275 participants (192 women) received in-kind support grants in three fields:
    • 135 participants (117 women) under the excess food processing component,
    • 116 participants (69 women) under the textiles and handloom production component, and
    • 24 participants (6 women) under the vocational training component (6 women)



Project start date:

October 2020

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Yemen

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • King Salman Humanitarian Aid Relief Centre
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $1,861,074

    2020 $27,044


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