The Global Youth Innovation Network Gambia Chapter (GYIN Gambia), in collaboration with key partners- The Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), The Building Resilience Against Food and Nutrition Insecurity in the Sahel (P2RS), Wuli and Sandu Development Agency (WASDA) and the National Youth Council (NYC) is inviting youth (aged 15-35) whose farming or businesses are located in rural areas to apply for the 3rd Edition of the Rural Youth Awards 2019 #GYINGambiaRYA2019.
Theme: “DISCOVERING THE VALUE CHAIN BY PUTTING YOUNG PEOPLE IN AGRICULTURAL VALUE ADDITION”
The award not only provides financial and non-financial support to deserving agribusiness players to grow their businesses but it also serves as an encouragement for them and others to stay in agriculture and to contribute to increasing food security and at the same time enjoy the benefits of running their own businesses.
The 2019 award winners are to each receive a cash prize of D35,000; as well as six-month mentorship support by an experienced mentor and business expert.
As part of celebrations marking this year’s 3rd Edition of the Rural Youth Awards, GYIN Gambia will inculcate the spirit of entrepreneurship in the minds of rural youths through organizing a programme called “HOW TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR WITH A MENTOR.”
VENUE: WASDA, Wuli West, Upper River Region (URR)
DATES: 25th - 27th April 2019
As part of the GYIN Gambia Rural Youth Awards 2019 initiative, GYIN Gambia plans to support the creation of ten rural youth enterprises, support 25 rural youth with business ideas/plans; hold a six-month mentorship programme on enterprise management, raise the incomes of 25 rural youth, organise national and regional exchange visits for 10 award winners and an entrepreneurship skills development training on livelihoods for 25 rural youth.
THE 3RD EDITION OF THE RURAL YOUTH AWARDS 2019 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ELIGIBILITY & RULES
(1)Applicant(s) must be a Gambian rural youth (15-35 years);
(2)Applicant(s) can apply for more than one award category;
(3)Nominees and Award Winners must be willing and available to participate FULLY in GYIN Gambia and its partners’ activities;
(4)Nominees/Award Winner must be residing in rural areas or have established businesses in rural areas;
To apply: Click link to apply