Enhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth (EELY)

The Diamer Poverty Alleviation Programme (DPAP) started EELY project in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan with Financial Assistance of CIDA and Technical Assistance of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP).

EELY programme is a six-year programme started in 2011 to increase engagement of youth as productive and full members of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral. EELY contributes to this ultimate outcome through two complementary components: Youth Employability and Youth Participation as Leaders. The youth employability component seeks to enhance professional skills development and enterprise support services.  The second component works to promote engaged and empowered youth by enhancing youth participation in community and civic activities and institutions. It also works to build the capacity of local institutions to support an enabling environment for youth development and youth decision makers.

In terms of programme implementation, the Diamer Poverty Alleviation Programme (DPAP) is responsible for overall implementation in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan.