Training Opportunities on Climate-Resilient Livelihoods Through the Development of Small and Medium Agribusiness Enterprises


8 December 2022, Geneva, Switzerland - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) launched a new initiative to support climate-resilient livelihood development in Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The overall objective is to inspire and empower women and youth to address key social, economic, and environmental challenges in their communities through climate-resilient livelihood and entrepreneurship programmes. Up to 50 participants per country will be selected to join the programme. Women and youth who are currently engaged or plan to engage in farming, agribusiness, small business, or entrepreneurship activity are encouraged to apply. Additional requirements include the ability to communicate in English, being computer literate, with a college degree or equivalent, is committed to completing the programme and being passionate to succeed and provide a positive impact on their community. Selected participants will also be required to provide a recommendation letter from an individual with verifiable credentials.

Programme phases

  • Phase 1: February to May 2022 – Agribusiness and SME development training
  • Phase 2: May to June 2023 – Start-up and SME expansion training
  • Phase 3: July 2023 – Coaching session

Registration links

For additional information, please email

This training programme is financially supported by The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA).



The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) was established according to the resolution of the 6th Arab Summit Conference at Algiers (28th November 1973). The Bank began operations in March 1975. BADEA is a financial institution owned by eighteen Arab countries members of the League of Arab States (LAS) which signed its Establishing Agreement on 18th February 1974. The Bank is an independent International Institution enjoying the full international legal status and complete autonomy in administrative and financial matters. It is governed by the provisions of its Establishing Agreement and the principles of international law. The Bank’s Headquarters is located in Khartoum, the capital of the Republic of Sudan. For more information about BADEA, please see:

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