The Gambia: Addressing the drivers and causes of vulnerability in migration among border communities along the Trans-Gambia transport corridor
The Trans-Gambia transport corridor has seen a significant increase in trade and migration with the 2019 opening of the Senegambia Bridge, which crosses the Gambia River. The project aims to allow border communities to reap the benefits of the transport corridor without being at risk of harm by addressing the challenges along the corridor related to irregular migration, organized crime and the specific vulnerabilities faced by female migrants and traders.
The project, a pilot initiative, targets two districts (Jarra West and Upper Baddibou) to mitigate migration challenges and improve the cross-border environment for women and youth in four components:
- Enhancing border posts to pre-empt situations of vulnerability;
- Strengthening capacity of border authorities;
- Increasing awareness among women and youth of their rights;
- Strengthening skills and opportunities for women and youth.