The International Trade Centre (ITC) through the European Union (EU) funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) seeks reputable training institutions and service providers with proven capacity to express interest to offer training in Music Production and Management. 

The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) supports the economic development of The Gambia and improves the livelihoods of its people. Specifically, the YEP enhances the employability and self-employment opportunities for youth, with a focus on vocational training and the creation of micro and small-sized enterprises and creating and improving employment opportunities in selected sectors through value addition and market linkages.

ITC through YEP in partnership with NAQAA and industry experts developed and validated a national standard and curriculum in Music Production and Management to support skills development. The training curriculum is a nine (9) month program constituting six (6) months of theory and three (3) months of internship. The program is part of the identified TVET interventions in the Plan of Action of the Youth and Trade Roadmap for The Gambia’s Creative Industries (2020-2024). The Roadmap was developed and launched by industry stakeholders under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the National Centre for Arts and Culture and industry stakeholders.