In the framework of PADSEL-NOA cooperation programme and the implementation of the training plan for the creation of income-generating activities, three training sessions were organised from 30 August to 3 September 2020.
The first training benefited to 16 rural women from the town of Baata in the province of Medea, and was devoted to handmade pottery. The second training involved 18 young unemployed from the towns of Maamora, Ain Skhone and Sid Ahmed, province of Saida, and focused on leatherwork. The third training was devoted to the art of basketry and involved 16 rural women from the town of El Maïne, province of Aïn Defla.
PADSEL-NOA, (le Programme d’appui au développement local durable et aux actions sociales du Nord-Ouest de l’Algérie [the support programme for local sustainable development and social actions in North West Algeria]) was launched in November 2018. The programme, co-financed by the European Union and Algeria, is targeting 6 wilayas (provinces) (Aïn Defla, Médéa, Chlef, Tissemsilt, Tiaret, Saïda), with the aim of revitalising local territories by stimulating inclusive and sustainable social and economic development. It also supports the creation of income-generating activities in agriculture, livestock farming or even tourism. The focus is on groups of end-users such as local stakeholders, project sponsors, in particular vulnerable and disadvantaged people within the towns, unemployed young people, women and people with disabilities, targeted by the Ministry for Solidarity. The total cost of the programme is €43.5 million, of which 20 million is being contributed by the European Union.