The Blog

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Hey YEP community! Here's our platform to get you up to speed on our progress. Pop by regularly as we update our blog on the ongoings of the project.

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Youth financial inclusion matters to Gambia YEP

Dawda Fadera, the Secretary-General and Head of Civil Service, launched the National Youth Development Fund on behalf of Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of the Gambia during the official opening ceremony of 12th National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF 2017) currently underway in Basse, Upper River Region.

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Credit Union Managers come together to develop youth-friendly innovative products

The National Association of Cooperative Credit Unions of The Gambia (NACCUG) with support from the Gambia Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) have successfully organised a Credit Unions Managers' Conference. It was held from 8 to 9 December 2017 at the Regional Education Directorate 1 in Kanifing. The conference is part of the activities implemented under the framework of YEP and seeks to bring together Credit Union Managers to brainstorm on innovation products and services attractive to young people to enhance youth participation in credit unions. The initiative was also meant to foster a cross breeding of ideas and further strengthen the ties of cooperation among Credit Union Managers for enhanced viability of the credit union movements in The Gambia.

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The Gambia YEP’s presence in NAYCONF

YEP supported the organisation of NAYCONF, and the entire project management team, including a representative from Delegation of the European Union to The Gambia, travelled all the way from the Kombos to join forces with the National Organising Committee in Basse.

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Cutting edge entrepreneurship trainings in The Gambia

From 4 to 8 December 2017, 15 youth trainers were trained in Design Thinking. The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), in collaboration with the Start-up Incubator Gambia, provided this training as a first step toward promoting innovation in The Gambia’s business sector, giving young people the tools to create innovative solutions to customer needs.

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YEP and the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

At the launch of the engagement platform of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, International Trade Centre (ITC) made a commitment towards supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship through the Gambia Youth Empowerment Project (YEP).

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YEP and German delegation explore Gambian TVET sector

The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), together with colleagues from Germany, embarked on a journey to learn more about the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in The Gambia, and possible areas of cooperation. Click to see some highlights of the trip.

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First group of Quality Management youth trainers trained

On 2-6 October 2017, a first group of 20 youth trainers were trained on quality management and training techniques. This was the first step of an initiative aimed at developing training programmes for MSMEs and young entrepreneurs in quality management.

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