West and Central Africa


Mauritanie, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Tchad


15 november 2021 – 26 january 2022

Main Themes

Rural Youth, Employment


FAO, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture -Germany-

G5-Sahel Regional Learning Route

Building resilience in the G5 Sahel region through job creation for rural youth

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with PROCASUR is organizing a knowledge exchange among the G5 Sahel countries in the form of a Regional Learning Route focused on job creation for rural youth.


Participants in the Learning Route will acquire new knowledge and practical skills to design, implement and expand youth employment initiatives in their respective countries, as well as to create new employment opportunities for youth in their own context.






This Regional Learning Route will take place in two host countries of the G5 Sahel region, Mauritania and Burkina Faso, which were selected because of the innovative approaches and solutions developed at the local level to create employment opportunities for youth in rural areas.

Due to travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Learning Route will be implemented as a hybrid event allowing for the presence and field participation of participants from Mauritania and Burkina Faso, who will be exposed on the ground to good practices identified in their respective countries.

Host Experiences

Discover the good and innovative practices that are part of this regional learning route.

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Virtual Meetings

During December, we organised a series of e-learning events with participants of the Route and different organisations who shared their experience. Find out about them here:

the example of the National Network of Rural Youth for Inclusive Financing of Rural Entrepreneurship

See the experience sheet here

the example of the Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) in the commune of Boudry

See the experience sheet here

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