The one-year YEP Tech Startup Support programme is part of the YEP Gambia project, funded by the European Union, and implemented in cooperation with ITAG, The Gambian IT association. Fourteen Gambian tech startups that applied to the programme were selected further to a review of their application and one-to-one meetings. The startups have been segmented into three categories according to their level of maturity:
The programme falls under the IT sector and digital entrepreneurship component of The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project (YEP). YEP is an initiative of the Government of The Gambia implemented by the International Trade Centre and funded by the European Union. The project equips youth with job-ready skills and entrepreneurship opportunities in a variety of sectors, ranging from agribusiness and construction to tourism and tech. The goal is to empower young people to earn higher, stable incomes and create quality jobs. The IT sector and digital entrepreneurship component helps tech entrepreneurs to take advantage of the digital economy and turn them into economic benefits.