The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) addresses the economic root causes of irregular migration by supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship.
The project takes a market-led approach to improving the skills and employability of potential and returning migrants according to demands of the job market and simultaneously creating employment opportunities along Gambian value chains.
YEP focuses on vocational training and support for micro and small-sized enterprises and creates new jobs in selected sectors through value addition and internationalization.
In 2015, the European Commission launched an “Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa”, consisting of EUR1.8 billion from the EU budget and the European Development Fund (EDF), to be complemented by contributions from EU Member States and other donors.
Enquiries should be directed to:
Programme Development Adviser
Project Manager– Gambia YEP
+41 (0)22 730-0398moser[at]intracen.org
JALLOW, FatouYEP Project Coordinator and Senior Technical Adviserfjallow@intracen.orgMAYER-BESTING, ElenaAssociate Programme Officeremayer[at]intracen.org BADJIE, AbdoulieYEP Communications Focal Pointabadjie[at]intracen.org JALLOW, Isatou AishaYEP Communications Focal Pointisatou.jallow[at]intracen.org
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