IITE Institute is very much pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Crosswise Works, SOS Children Villages Netherlands, and SOS Children Villages Somalia, we’re selected as the Implementing Partner of The Next Economy Phase II in Mogadishu, Somalia in 2020.

The Next Economy (TNE) empowers youth in Nigeria, Mali, Somalia to unleash their talents, build their confidence, and hone the skills they need for a successful career in a job or as an entrepreneur. To accommodate the diverse ambitions of young people entering the labor market, together with local partners, TNE offers different programs. 

The Next Economy is an initiative of SOS Children’s Villages, Crosswise Works, and GoodUp. The program is made possible by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

After The Next Economy “the original” (2015-2019),  TNE continues for another four years with The Next Economy, Phase 2 (2020-2023). IITE Institute will be the Implementing Partner for the program in 2020.

Discover the programs of The Next Economy

Make it Work

Get inspired, get skilled and get connected. We will help you get the right skills to find work and launch your dream career.

Get Started

Always wanted to run your own business? We teach you all about being an entrepreneur and help you to start your dream business.

Build Your Business

Ready to take over the world with your start-up? We are here to help you to take the next step and build your business.

TNE Learning Tracks

All accepted participants will first join the Core Life Skills training. Core Life Skills training define and shape skills and determine what youth want in their work life. The decision to either pursue employment or start a business after this initial training is youth-led with support by their coach. In other words, participants will have the option to select which track to continue with: the Employability track (implemented by SOS Children Villages Somalia) or the Entrepreneurship track (implemented by IITE Institute).

Under the Entrepreneurship track, Somali youth work from their business idea to a registrated and validated start-up in 6 months. Youth are trained in ideation, business model canvas, pitching, and product and market validation. All startups are validated through Crowdfunding campaigns. Each successful campaign will then receive a matching fund of $500 from the program.

Also, the TNE program has an Incubation Training component that scouts promising startups and supports them to grow further by providing the necessary guidance to prepare them, in cooperation with the private sector, for a ‘decent job’.

Call for Applications

The Next Economy is now closed for applications. Applications closed on May 25, 2020, and the sessions started on June 23, 2020.

For more information, please visit the official TNE page at

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IITE Institute

IITE Institute serves as a hub for nurturing innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship education in Somalia and the region. It provides project-based learning, workshops, and problem solving case-study competitions to boost local innovations and creativity.


    1. IITE Institute

      Please submit your application.

  1. Bushra Gedi Jim'ale

    I hope this program helps me in my career

    1. IITE Institute

      Hopefully, it will. Please submit your application.

  2. Ayan Ali Osman

    I hope this program to help in my life

  3. Mohamed Ali Mohamed

    I believe that i can improve my experience through IITE thanks for this opportunity

    1. IITE Institute

      Our pleasure, Mohamed.

  4. Bahja Ali Mohamud Jaama'

    Interested program thanks IITE.

  5. Bahja Ali Mohamud Jaama'

    Interested program, thanks IITE for giving us this opportunity.

    1. IITE Institute

      Welcome, Bahja.

  6. Abdishakuur Abukar MOhamed

    I am very happy to apply this application
    And I hope .
    Thanks all of preparing this application

    1. IITE Institute

      Wish you the best, Abdishakur.

  7. Abdirahman Ahmed Mohamud

    I’m one of the students studying this next economic program
    I encourage the good work of the community and say that it continues to serve the community

  8. Amal aden

    I am one of student study enomy studing this next enomic iam happy to apply this appiliction and i hope

  9. Abdulkadir mohamed gurey

    I interested this program
    I have entered exam

  10. Salma suleiman mohamed

    I hope I will get more advantageous in this program.

    1. IITE Institute

      We hope so, Salma.

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