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Empowering Youth in the Gambia

  • The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) addresses the economic root causes of irregular migration by supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship.
    The project takes a market-led approach to improving the skills and employability of potential and returning migrants according to demands of the job market and simultaneously creating employment opportunities along Gambian value chains.  

    • about yep

      About YEP

      YEP focuses on vocational training and support for micro and small-sized enterprises and creates new jobs in selected sectors through value addition and internationalization.

    • about trust fund

      About the trust fund

      In 2015, the European Commission launched an “Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa”, consisting of EUR1.8 billion from the EU budget and the European Development Fund (EDF), to be complemented by contributions from EU Member States and other donors.

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    Funded by the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa 

  • partners

    Ministry of Trade, Industry & Employment (MOTIE) and Ministry of Youths & Sports (MOYS)

  • BGA
    Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia Chapter
    The Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce (GYCC)
    The Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI)
    The Gambia Telecommunications and Multimedia Institute (GTMI)
    The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI)
    The Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA)
    The Gambia Tourism Board (GTB)
    	Association of Small Scale Enterprises in Responsible Tourism
    YMCA Gambia
    Food Safety and Quality Authority of The Gambia (FSQA)

    The Gambia Standards Bureau
    Sterling Consortium
    Startup Incubator Gambia (SIG)
    National Youth Council (NYC)
    National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI)
    National Centre for Arts and Culture of The Gambia (NCAC)
    The Gambia National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)

    National Association of Co-operative Credit Unions (NACCUG)

    The Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG)
    EMPRETEC Gambia

    Enquiries should be directed to:

    MOSER, Raimund 

    Programme Development Adviser Project Manager– Gambia YEP
    +41 (0)22 730-0398

    JALLOW, Fatou

    YEP Project Coordinator and Senior Technical Adviser

    Associate Programme Officer

    BADJIE, Abdoulie
    YEP Communications Focal Point

    JALLOW, Isatou Aisha
    YEP Communications Focal Point