YEP IN A NUTSHELL
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. 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 started in January 2017 and is funded by the European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Stability.
YEP promotes increased job opportunities and income prospects for youth. The project improves skills, fosters entrepreneurship and creates employment along selected value chains.
Gambian youth (15-35 years)
Technical and vocational training institutions
MSMEs and industry associations
Business and trade support institutions
Ministry of Trade, Industry & Employment
Ministry of Youths & Sports
Gambia Tourism Board