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About The EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

  • 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.

    What is the aim of the Trust Fund?

    The Trust Fund aims to help foster stability in regions and to contribute to better migration management. It aims to address the root causes of destabilization, forced displacement and irregular migration, by promoting economic and equal opportunities, security and development. It constitutes an important instrument for the implementation of the Action Plan adopted at the Valletta Summit.

    How can the Trust Fund’s support help deal with irregular migration and refugees?

    The European Agenda on Migration aims to prevent further loss of lives at sea and to reinforce overall cooperation with key countries of transit and origin. It also aims to tackle root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement in countries of origin and transit, in particular by strengthening the rule of law, creating economic and education opportunities, and building better governance, and the effective sustainable return, readmission and reintegration of irregular migrants not qualifying for protection. This requires a firm commitment to supporting capacity building of third countries in the field of migration and border management, as well as to the stabilization and development of these regions of Africa.

    Who benefits from the Trust Fund?

    The Trust Fund will benefit a wide range of countries across Africa that encompass the major African migration routes to Europe. These countries are among the most fragile and those most affected by migration. They will draw the greatest benefit from EU financial assistance. The countries and regions are:

    • The Sahel region and Lake Chad area: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.
    • The Horn of Africa: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda.
    • The North of Africa: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt.

    To learn more about EU as a funder and the Trust Fund for Africa, follow this link.

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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