The Gambia: Improving skills and employment opportunities for youth and women
The project funded by German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) focuses on enhanced financial and business development capacities of Gambian MSMEs, improved and formalized apprenticeships for the Gambian youth, and cash-for-work opportunities. Through the provision of small grants and complementary coaching services, the project provides business development support to entrepreneurs. It further fosters technical and vocational training through the implementation of formalized apprenticeship programmes in high growth sectors such as construction, agro-processing, the creative industries, and garment making. Simultaneously, the project supports master craftsperson to meet improved training standards. To support the recovery from the pandemic, the project additionally implements short-term skills programmes in construction and refurbishment projects which generate income for the trainees.