Through grants to local partners like VOPA, CBCR is providing necessary seed funding to help procure innovative technologies to support emerging youth-led enterprises and any necessary reskilling and training. This has the multiplier effect of creating new employment opportunities for youth while addressing the need for a niche commodity within their communities and creating market linkages where they had not previously existed.

By reducing vulnerabilities and offering economic prosperity, CBCR has laid the foundation for a safer and more prosperous future for youth and communities in the Horn of Africa.

Banner image caption: A youth group celebrates the success of their new brickmaking enterprise, which has changed their lives by providing them with much-needed economic opportunities. The photo was taken by Voice of Peace in Africa, a local partner of USAID’s Cross-Border Community Resilience Activity.