Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
To reduce migration pressures in the Gambia, 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. 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.
Enquiries should be directed to:
Programme Development Adviser
Project Manager– Gambia YEP
+41 (0)22 730-0398moser[at]intracen.org
Associate Expert – Gambia YEP
+41 (0)22 730-0548luotonen[at]intracen.org
UN and Africa: focus on East Africa, Gambian youth and World Radio Day
The EU, ITC, and Gambia Government have launched an $11.8 million Youth Empowerment Program