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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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Reawakening Gambian culture through trade – and vice versa

‘Just as important was going back to Africa after completing my degree courses,’ she adds. ‘So many people leave the country and don’t return after they gain their qualifications. We are not getting the right expertise coming in and the people who are best suited to develop the country are Gambians themselves.’

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Do you want to change your society?

Do you want to change your society for the better? Have you taken the lead in any sector? The latest YEP video is here to inspire you to be the change you want to see in the Gambia. Check this out!

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GYIN Gambia to offer mentorship to high-potential entrepreneurs

The Global Youth Innovation Network Gambia Chapter (GYIN Gambia) and The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) have signed a grant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the purpose of providing one-to-one mentoring to high-potential young entrepreneurs.

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A Gambian Entrepreneur in the Youth Connekt Summit: the story of Modou NS Njie

Modou NS Njie is a Gambian entrepreneur and founder of FarmFresh. Through FarmFresh he wants to make natural organic foods available to everyone. Earlier this year, he was sponsored by YEP to join the Gambian delegation and participate in the Youth Connekt Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. YEP talked to Modou to hear about his experience at the Youth Connekt, where he gave a pitch of FarmFresh.

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Promoting Employment Opportunities in Gambia’s Agri-Foods Through Food Safety (B179)

The International Trade Center (ITC) and the Food Safety and Quality Authority of The Gambia (FSQA) are embarking on a 3-year journey to skill, equip and deploy young entrepreneurs in nation-wide food safety schemes. The initiative is part of a wider agri-food-related business start-up and improvement support programmes aiming to foster employment generation, economic growth and development in The Gambia.

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Quality as a catalyst for growth and employment

Quality as a catalyst for growth and employment

[Banjul, the Gambia– 4 October 2017] The Gambia Standards Bureau (TGSB) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) joined forces to train a new generation of youth leaders in quality management. The partnership will invest in 15 young Gambians to become trainers in quality management, train 50 youths in North Bank Region and Central River Region and train 10 youths as Auditors of the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standards.

The Training of Trainers started on 2 October with a group of 20 young Gambians. “Quality consciousness and excell...

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