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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)

  • EMPRETEC Gambia

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

    National Association of Co-operative Credit Unions (NACCUG)
    The Gambia National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI)
    National Centre for Arts and Culture of The Gambia (NCAC)
    National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI)
    National Youth Council (NYC)
    Startup Incubator Gambia (SIG)
    Sterling Consortium

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

    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

    MARIN, Karen
    YEP Communications Focal Point