Regional Stabilization and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States : The Gambia Pilot Program

The Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) is a new initiative offering grant investments to contribute to the sustainable development of The Gambia through the creation of new employment and income opportunities, especially for the youth. The Project is a collaboration between the Government of The Gambia and Germany Financial Cooperation, through KfW, under the ECOWAS Regional Stabilization Fund, and GAMWORKS has been entrusted to execute the project with implementation support from PEM CONSULT.

The Project aims to finance basic infrastructure and equipment, and skills development along the selected value chains of horticulture, poultry and fishery in target regions of URR, LRR, as well as GBA.

The project approach will focus on production level investments and storage, processing, packaging, and marketing level investments to increase production and promote value addition. The project will mainly invest into agribusiness infrastructure and equipment for community associations and privately-owned actors, combined with skills training in the proficient use of new technologies.

The new technology solutions shall lead to a continuous, year-round production – instead of short, seasonal activities – to achieve higher employment and increased incomes. GPP grants cover a range of investment items such as poultry houses, fish smoking and processing units, horticultural irrigation, storage and cool transportation systems, and upgrading of marketing facilities.

Now, GAMWORKS is rolling out a Call For Proposals inviting potential participants to register with the program to access its broad range of grant investments and training support. For participation, all candidates need to register with the program at GAMWORKS’ main office or regional offices in LRR and URR, or by sending their organization name and contact details at:, to receive the application forms with information on processes, funding and qualifying criteria.

Eligible community-owned and private actors participating, or intending to, in the selected value chains and regions are required to submit their Letters of Interest and Proposals on or before 16 November 2020, to be followed by a review and qualification process.