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The Gambia

We have got everything needed to improve the economic <br /> development and future prospects for Gambia’s youth.

EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

The Trust Fund is targeting the root causes of irregular migration through the development of employment opportunities for the youth.

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The Program at a Glance

The Tekki Fii Program aims to improve economic development and future prospects for The Gambia’s youth, including returning migrants, by promoting attractive employment and income opportunities. The objective is to support the Government to boost economic development with a focus on generating training, entrepreneurship, employment and access to finance opportunities for Gambians. The Tekki Fii campaign is a movement by Gambians, for Gambians. It is about helping young people in the country to see the benefits of choosing to ‘make it’ at home.

The Implementing Partners

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EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa
The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) supports all aspects of stability and contributes to addressing destabilization, forced displacement and irregular migration in particular by promoting resilience, economic and equal opportunities, security and development, and the improvement and implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies. The EUTF aims at improving living conditions in Africa. It seeks to help people live in a peaceful and stable environment, and to work in dignity.
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Government Partner
Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs
The Program is led by the Government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, working with businesses and development partners.
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The International Trade Centre
The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC assists small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive. Under the Tekki Fii Programme, ITC is implementing the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP).
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Deutsche gesellshatft
Deutsche gesellshatft
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a German development agency that provides services in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. The Tekki Fii component implemented by GIZ International Services is targeting youth and youth-led small businesses through skills training and business development.
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Instituto Marqués de Valle Flòr
Instituto Marquês de Valle Flôr (IMVF) is a foundation for development and cooperation based in Lisbon. Established in the Gambia in 2018, IMVF is implementing a three-years’ project targeting the youth and women of North Bank Region, Central River Region, Lower River Region and Upper River Region.
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Enabel is the development agency of the Belgian federal government, implementing and coordinating Belgium’s international development policy. Enabel’s intervention in The Gambia through the Rural Infrastructure for Economic Growth is designed to support socioeconomic development and positive prospects for local populations and returning migrants.
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Objectives & Target Audience


Our target audience are Gambian youths (15 - 35 years), especially youths not in employment, education and training.

Raise awareness among youth about how they can make a good living in The Gambia.
Economic Opportunities
Improve and increase the social prospects and economic opportunities available to young Gambians through skills building, entrepreneurship and job creation.
Future Prospects
Lead to long-term, brighter future prospects for young Gambians in the country.