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 is 100% "Aid for Trade", supporting trade that delivers inclusive and sustainable development results.

In close collaboration with the Government of the Republic of The Gambia, ITC is implementing a number of private sector development initiatives in The Gambia including the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), SheTrades Gambia, initiatives under the UN Peacebuilding fund and the Jobs Skills and Finance (JSF) Project. These initiatives take a market-driven approach to enhance employability and self-employment opportunities, foster growth and competitiveness of micro and small sized enterprises and boost value addition and market linkages.

Sand mining is an increasingly problematic issue in The Gambia with official sand mining regions being relocated every few years as stock decreases. The practice results in serious environmental problems such as land degradation, loss of agricultural/ horticultural lands and biodiversity, as well as long term increased poverty. Sand mining has worked its way along the west coast from North to South and in the provincial Gambia causing serious environment threats. In the light of these challenges, ITC through the JSF program plans to run a connected Ecosystem Restoration and alternative building technologies initiatives that engages and educates local communities to reduce the dependency of sand for construction through the introduction of Aircrete Technology. The initiative will serve as an alternative solution to sand for construction to reduce the need for sand mining and thus lessen the associated environmental impacts.

ITC is looking for an experienced trainer to implement a training of trainers (TOT) on Aircrete production, focusing on the production of fencing posts/pillars and pavers. The TOT participants are Local Market Actors (LMA) interested in the technology. These participants are expected to work on subsequent step-down trainings in the urban areas and in rural Gambia to support income generation in ways that encourage sustainable development.

Download the terms of reference in the downloadables for more information. 

Proposals should be submitted to ITC no later than 28 March 2022. Proposals can be sent via email to with the subject “Aircrete product production ToT” or delivered as a hard copy to International Trade Centre 

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The Gambia