At a ceremony held at Sterling Technical Training Centre, through its EU-funded Youth Empowerment Project & Jobs Skills & Finance Programme, the International Trade Centre handed over toolkits to 300 TVET graduates to promote self-employment.Read More
Isatou Drammeh and hundreds of women onion farmers in The Gambia benefit from improved market access
International Trade Centre through its Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)-funded Jokalente Market Platform Project is partnering with relevant stakeholders to improve market access for women onion farmers to enhance income generation.Read More
In 2016, a year after completing his high school education, Baboucarr would embark on an irregular route with the hope of reaching Europe through Libya. According to Baboucarr, two things motivated him to embark on the perilous, risky journey: a billboard that painted a dark and gloomy picture for people opting to continue their education in Gambia and his friends who reached Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.Read More
The International Trade Centre (ITC) through its European Union-funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) launched a packaging hub to improve the competitiveness of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in The Gambia. This is the first of its kind.Read More
International Trade Centre (ITC) through its European Union-funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) in partnership with the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) and the community of Bakoteh, officially inaugurated the Bakoteh Production and Innovation Center (BPIC). The center aims to support training as well as the production and commercialization of textile and hand-woven products.
In the Strategic Youth and Trade Development Roadmap of the Gambia (2018-2022) developed by ITC through YEP, textile and fashion was identified as a subsector under the creative industries with the potential to boost ...Read More
ITC’s Tekki Fii Project in The Gambia – targeting job creation for young people – comes to a close; focus now shifts to job creation under the new National Employment Policy.Read More
32-year-old Omar Fofana has grown to become an ardent cultivator on a 50-meter square land. Annually, he cultivates groundnut and has so far expanded to grow cashew trees. For years, this has been the young farmer’s source of living. He is also a poultry farmer with 35 chickens and 4 ducks. He has a sizeable plantation of cassava. Farming is a daily activity for Omar.Read More
With a rich cultural heritage, beautiful sandy beaches, breath-taking sunset, hospitable people, and a pleasant weather, The Gambia - The Smiling Coast of Africa, is undoubtedly one of Africa’s top tourist countries.
Until the outbreak of Covid-19, the country has over the years attracted visitors in numbers from all over the world, especially European countries. This surge in the number of visitors comes with benefits for the economy and subsequently the people. The sector is the highest foreign exchange earner and one of the major employers of Gambians, especially women and young people.
The International Trade Centre, through its European Union-funded Jobs, Skills and Finance programme for women and youth, graduated 600 women and young people in 20 Farmer Business Schools across the country.Read More