ITC is implementing The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), which is a four-year project launched in 2017 that aims at supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship to address the economic root causes of irregular migration. It is funded by the European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. In addition, ITC is also implementing the Jobs, Skills and Finance (JSF) for Women and Youth in The Gambia Programme, in partnership with the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). This programme aims to contribute in stabilizing the economic, social and security situation of the by facilitating social inclusion and employment of the youth and women, with a specific emphasis on promoting gender equality and addressing climate change. In this regard, ITC is launching The Skills for Youth Employment (SkYE) Fund to roll-out skills development programmes for youth in The Gambia in 2019. The SkYE Fund is a results-based competitive funding model that ensures the critical importance of training youth to meet existing job needs, or in the case of self-employment, successfully meet market opportunities. In this phase, the SkYE Fund aims to equip 1, 600 Gambian youth with market-relevant technical and vocational skills in partnership with local training institutions. The SkYE Fund is limited to applications from institutions, companies and associations with a presence in The Gambia. 

ITC Procurement Services invites interested Gambian institutions and companies to forward their Expression of Interest (EOI) by email before the closing date to: Procurement Services International Trade Centre Palais des Nations 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland Website: Please indicate in your response, the reference of this EOI, your company/organization name, address, contact details (contact name, e-mail address, phone no) and UNGM vendor ID number. If not registered with ITC/UNOG or UNGM, please follow the Procedure for Registration as Potential Vendor at as soon as possible (to obtain a UNGM vendor ID number). ITC reserves the right to change or cancel this requirement at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. Please note that only those companies considered qualified by ITC for this project will be invited to participate in this procurement exercise. For any further information on ITC, please consult our website:

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