The Gambia to strengthen the role of youth and trade in economic development with EU support

Youth associations, public and private organizations have announced their support for a roadmap to empower young people in The Gambia.

The Youth and Trade Roadmap, which was developed under the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) of the International Trade Center with the support of the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa , places skills development and entrepreneurship at the heart of a new effort to create jobs and opportunities in this West African country.

he roadmap for youth and commerce will serve as a compass for the government to strengthen competitiveness and thus reduce migratory flows.

In addition to explaining how to create opportunities for young people and strengthen trade, the roadmap presents an action plan with activities and priorities to mainstream value chain development that will enable young people to access business opportunities in target sectors. Specifically, it provides recommendations on improving productivity and quality, technical and vocational skills, market scope and diversification, and how to facilitate youth entrepreneurship.

The roadmaps serve as a model for the joint implementation of the strategic priorities identified in the country’s new Development Plan.

As such, they describe concrete economic opportunities in key industries and propose a plan to activate them by all stakeholders.

The Youth and Business Roadmap will activate concrete economic opportunities for decent jobs at home.

Other development partners are also encouraged to adopt the framework to maximize the impact on the development of young Gambians.

The Youth and Trade Roadmap addresses the root causes of youth migration in The Gambia by identifying employment opportunities along value chains with high export potential and promoting entrepreneurship programs inclusive.

The Youth and Trade Roadmap demonstrated ITC’s commitment to supporting the building of the New Gambia.

Youth, job creation and trade are the three powerful engines for seizing new business and investment opportunities in The Gambia.

It has created more jobs and opportunities for youth and young entrepreneurs, while paving the way for the country’s economic growth.

he roadmap for youth and commerce will serve as a compass for the government to strengthen competitiveness and thus reduce migratory flows. In addition to explaining how to create opportunities for young people and strengthen trade, the roadmap presents an action plan with activities and priorities to mainstream value chain development that will enable young people to access business opportunities in target sectors. Specifically, it provides recommendations on improving productivity and quality, technical and vocational skills, market scope and diversification, and how to facilitate youth entrepreneurship.

Source-Gambia Youth News

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