Regional Stabilisation And Development Fund For Financial Cooperation In ECOWAS Member States – THE GAMBIA PILOT PROGRAM (GPP)

The Project concerns stabilisation and development measures in The Gambia, which serve as a pilot program for the planned Regional Stabilisation and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States (hereafter: ECOWAS Regional Stabilisation Fund). The purpose of the Project is to contribute to the stability and sustainable development of The Gambia through the creation of new employment and income opportunities, especially for the youth. This empowerment of the youth will be achieved by

      • financing basic infrastructure and equipment along selected value chains (horticulture, poultry, fish);
      • investing in vocational training and skills development for youth along the selected value chains; and
      • strengthening local capacities and governance.

These measures will improve the immediate development prospects of the youth and hence also contribute to tackling the causes of irregular migration.