Thanks to the funding of the European Trust Fund for the Central African Republic "Bêkou", COOPI is implementing the project called "Youth, hope of the Central African Republic: Masséka békou ti Bé-Afrika". This project aims to sustain youth support programmes, the participation of youth in the consolidation of dialogue and social cohesion, in the peace and reconciliation process and in the sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development in CAR.
The project supports the consolidation of a proactive awareness of young people and their participation so that they are key actors in the strengthening of dialogue and social cohesion to assist peace and reconciliation process in CAR. This process will take place in two theatres: the Maisons des Jeunes and the institutions representing youth or better the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Youth Council and the National Institute of Youth and Sport. COOPI will implement several activities to strengthen the strategic planning and governance capacities of Central African institutions and to achieve the empowerment of the Maisons, including rehabilitation works, equipping the Maisons with computer equipment and organising training for managers; engaging in consultancy for the definition of a strategy for the promotion of youth engagement, for the reinforcement of the popularisation of national laws and the international agenda on youth.
Thanks to its experience of several years in the affected areas, to its approach anchored in the active participation of young people and governmental institutions involved in the peace and reconciliation process, COOPI intends to achieve the following objectives: technical and operational empowerment of the Maisons des Jeunes, while involving young people as well as the strengthening of the strategic planning and governance capacities of the Direction Générale de la Jeunesse and the National Youth Council.