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News article31 January 20191 min read

50 Gambian youth benefit from enterprise management mentorship

50 Gambian youth benefit from enterprise management mentorship

The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) started a mentorship programme for 50 Gambians from across the country on Enterprise Management. The mentorship program funded by the EU through the Youth Empowerment Project YEP will last for a duration of six months.

The Youth Mentorship Programme is expected to enable participants to craft exceptional business structures, increase their management skills, and maximise streams of profit. It will also allow them to experience different business models in practice during the programme.

Through weekly mentoring sessions and monthly review meetings a close dialogue with the mentors is ensured, while the participants are expected to become a mentor themselves in the next cycle.

The mentoring scheme is part of a larger entrepreneurship development programme that includes recognition of young entrepreneurs through yearly Rural Youth Awards and specific training camps for skilled young and aspiring entrepreneurs.

More information on the YEP portal


Publication date
31 January 2019
Region and Country
  • The Gambia
  • Greater economic and employment opportunities
  • ITC - International Trade Center

Programmes in the region