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About YEP

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    To reduce migration pressures in the Gambia, YEP:

    • strengthens existing youth and entrepreneurship support structures;
    • partners with domestic and international skills development institutions; and 
    • works hand in hand with private sector partners to develop the local economy and enhance employability and self-employment opportunities for youth. 

    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.

    The four-year project funded by the European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for stability started in January 2017. The total budget for the project is EUR 11 million.

    Employability and entrepreneurship

    Training institutions are supported in their offering development and management . Partnerships between industry and training institutions will help to keep up with changing market needs. Entrepreneurship is promoted among youth through business skills training and support programmes. Targeted business support services are also provided to improve the performance and growth of youth-owned businesses.

    Employment opportunities along value chains

    Through developing enterprises and the Gambian private sector as a whole the project aims to provide more and better quality jobs for youth. The project concentrates on sectors that have largest potential for employment creation, such as agribusiness, services and tourism. Thriving agribusiness and service sectors offer job opportunities and lucrative career options. Taking a value chain approach the project focuses on integrating micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to value chains and connect them to markets.

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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) )

  • CONTACT

    Enquiries should be directed to:

    MOSER, Raimund

    Programme Development Adviser Project Manager– Gambia YEP
    +41 (0)22 730-0398
    moser[at]intracen.org


    LUOTONEN, Elisa

    Associate Expert – Gambia YEP
    +41 (0)22 730-0548
    luotonen[at]intracen.org