Are you involved in a youth initiative, community project or a social entrepreneur selling locally sourced products?

The Association of Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism (ASSET) in partnership with the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) are inviting applications to participate in a study tour to Dakar Senegal with the aim; to visit the Dakar Farmers Market, a monthly market selling locally sourced products, and to meet innovative and successful local producers and companies.

The main objective of the study tour is to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills transfer from an organized, tested and experienced operation
  • Enable would be participants to understand processes in developing high quality products and processes involves (inception to sales)
  • Learn from the challenges and success of others to better understand and manage operations
  • Establish contacts with suppliers
  • Understand the operations of the entire logistics of the market operation (product development, suppliers, productions, customers/consumers etc.)

ASSET is looking for Gambian youth producers who can supply locally made products including food, beverages, natural beauty products, arts and crafts, and clothing.

Ideal candidates will be:

  • Participants in youth or community initiatives
  • An entrepreneur with good and strong potential to succeed and create employment
  • Active with evidence in social entrepreneurship
  • Have a basic standard of Wolof and English (spoken and written)
  • Be interested and committed to developing locally made products
  • Have products or ability to develop sustainable and fair-trade products

Please email Momodou Secka at with:

  1. Name of your initiative/project
  2. Number of people involved in the initiative/project
  3. Details of how your initiative benefits the society/community
  4. The year of establishment
  5. Details of your products, including their source 
  6. A statement giving reasons why you should be selected to participate
  7. Name of the selected participant to the study tour and the reasons for choosing him/her

Applications can also be submitted to the following address:

Mr Momodou Secka, ASSET, 95 Bertil Harding Highway, Kololi, KMC

Deadline for submission of applications is FRIDAY, 29thSeptember 2017 at 12 noon.