About International Trade Centre (ITC)

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, focusing on developing the export capabilities of small and medium-sized businesses in developing and transition economies. ITC projects and programmes contribute to the global efforts to achieve UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Aid for Trade agenda. ITC works at three levels:

Strengthening the integration of the business sector of developing countries and economies in transition into the global economy,

Improving the performance of trade and investment support institutions for the benefit of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and enhancing the abilities of trade support institutions to support them better,

Improving the international competitiveness of SMEs.

About the Project - Improving the livelihoods of vulnerable women and youth around the Senegambia Bridge

 The two-year project is funded by the United Nations Human Security Trust Fund and is implemented by ITC and UNFPA in collaboration with the Gambian Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA). The project supports communities and people around the Senegambia bridge to cope with adverse shocks while creating pathways for women and youth to take advantage of new opportunities. ITC will focus on economic security in three areas:

  • Support the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the target regions and establish a regional hub or one stop shop for entrepreneurship and business development support
  • Establish a hospitality training centre in LRR that provides vocational training in LRR, including the provision of foundation level training for 40 women and youth
  • Enhance skills in value addition and agripreneurship for 60 youth and women, including the provision of business starter-kits
  • Provide training and advisory support to connect producers and entrepreneurs to digital platforms and facilitate payment systems


 ITC in partnership with GIEPA, GALGA, UNFPA under the localizing SDGs project is supporting the construction of an Entrepreneurship One Stop Shop and the Hospitality Training Facility in Farafeni and Mansankonko respectively. The construction of both sites will last for six months beginning September 2022. The OSSEC will opportune young entrepreneurs to access relevant economic support services such as training, business development, trade information, networking opportunities but also to foster innovation that can support the growth and competitiveness of the MSME sector in the Gambia whilst the HTC will support rural youth and women to access quality training in Hospitality and Bakery to enhance their employability and self-employment.

Download the request for quotation for more information. 

To apply, please submit all quotes no later than 12 September 2022 to rfofana@intracen.org with the subject Request for Quotation: Supervision of the Construction for Entrepreneurship One Stop-Shop (OSSEC) and a Hospitality Training Facility (HTC).