The European Union, International Trade Centre, and Gambia Government have partnered in a youth empowerment initiative. That will pump $11.8 funding into the Gambia economy with the aim of creating jobs and supporting entrepreneurship hustle across the country.
The funds are being channeled through ‘The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project’ is a four years program that will be targeting promising sectors of the economy. That have the capacity for long-term competitiveness and viability.
This program’s approach will be market-driven. Thus, it will focus on building specific skills in the Gambian youths. Skills that are currently in demand, especially in traditionally competitive sectors of the economy such as tourism and agriculture.
The program will liaise with partners such as trade-support institutions, entrepreneurs incubation centers, and industry associations in both the urban and rural setups to reach the youths. The program will also give support to existing technical and vocational skills training centers around the country. A move meant to better match skills being nurtured in the youths with the business markets.
“Today’s launch of the Youth Empowerment Project marks another building block to the construction of the New Gambia. One that …read more