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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, Regional Integration & Employment (MOTIE)

    The Gambia Investment & Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA)

    The Gambia National Youth Council (NYC) )


    Enquiries should be directed to:

    MOSER, Raimund

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