The Core Advice team has been involved for many years on the African continent and consequently has adopted an attitude of “research and development”, facing unemployment : implementation of targeted approaches on the issues of the employment and professional reintegration (within the framework of the reforms leading to workforce laid-off ) and integration in a first jobs, especially for young people seeking a sustainable source of income.
Our team draws its involvement in this area from the acute certainty that access to employment and re-employment remains an essential leverage for economic growth, fight against poverty, political stability and social inclusion.
At the same time, our team advocates that independent employment (self-employment, micro-enterprise,…) is and remains the answer to the deficit of paid work , but that its corollary must be that of local economies, and that the chances of success require first and foremost that locally-based activity niches are analyzed and identified.
Based on his twenty years of experience in the African continent, particularly in terms of professional reintegration, the Core Advice team has designed a “Ready to Act” device of about thirty available tools support whose use and dissemination can now benefit and therefore adapt to the contributions of digital technology and social networks. This system is fundamentally innovative as it deals, in its totality, with the insertion path and the needs of individuals looking for work.
Because, especially with regard to the creation of independent jobs, everything stands. Indeed, in the context of the creation of an independent activity, identifying the learning potential, the wishes and the needs of the individual in search of a job in order to help him to acquire skills, do make sense only if this leads to a structured project. Similarly, this project itself has a chance of success only if it fits, as mentioned above, in niches of local activity that must have been analyzed and identified previously.
The road map drawn up with the project leader, who defines the project and organizes the necessary skills inputs for the beneficiary, (i) requires that local partners and service providers have been previously identified to avoid duplication of efforts and (ii) it only leads to an activity if we accompany the small business entrepreneur in his search for micro-financing, with actors that must have been, upstream, mobilized and organized. Finally, once the activity is launched, its durability is largely dependent on the existence of support and coaching.
The device we have designed treats several thousand beneficiaries by providing 24 months of support to everyone, from 3/6 months before the creation of the activity to 6/18 months after the creation.