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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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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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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