In October 2019, the icipe in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation launched the MOre Young Entrepreneurs in Silk and Honey (MOYESH) Programme to contribute to government efforts reducing youth unemployment in the country. The goal of the programme is to ‘’secure dignified
and fulfilling direct employment and income for 100, 000 unemployed youth (60% women)” through providing youth with appropriate knowledge and skills and enabling them to establish beekeeping and sericulture business enterprises. The programme further will have positive impacts on 14.6 million people along with the honey and silk value chains through multiplier effects. MOYESH is a five-year programme (October 2019-October 2024) implemented by icipe in partnership with private-public sector actors in four regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ (SNNP) and Tigray).

Contact details

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)
P.O. Box 30772-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-8632000
Fax: +254-20-86322001/8632002
Email: icipe@icipe.org

Ethiopia Country Office:
P.O.Box: 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel: +251(0) 116172592/94
Fax: +251(0) 116172001
Email: icipe-ethiopia@icipe.org