Putting Youth and Women at the center of Inclusive Economic Governance

Putting Youth And Women At The Centre Of Inclusive Economic Growth (PYWIEG) is a 42 months project funded by the European Union Delegation in Lesotho under the Grant titled ‘Civil Society Organisations as Actors of Governance and Development.’


It’s implemented in the Butha Buthe, Leribe and Maseru districts. The goal of the programme is to increase Youth and Women-led CSO’s participation in the Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) ecosystem of Lesotho.


This will be achieved through two priority areas mainly; ‘Supporting Civil Society Organisations in initiatives that promote youth participation and empowerment at district and national level and ‘Strengthening Women CSOs capacities and engagements for participation in decision-making processes.


The project stakeholders are:


  • Youth and Women-led CSOs
  • Business Development Service providers
  • Local Authorities: Counsellors and Chiefs
  • The Ministry of Trade and Industry
  • The Ministry of Small businesses and cooperatives