The “Jobs, Skills and Finance (JSF) for Women and Youth in The Gambia” Programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC). The scope of ITC’s technical assistance focuses on improving the relevance, effectiveness, and accessibility of vocational and technical training to improve employability and job creation. The target beneficiaries are youth and women in rural Gambia (North Bank Region, Lower River Region, and Central River Region). The project has an overarching focus on promoting a green economy which will guide the identification and selection of economic sectors of opportunities such as renewable energy, sustainable construction, and eco-tourism, soil and water management, climate-smart agriculture, agroforestry, agro-processing, and agro-marketing, in line with the menu of investments of the local investments (Local) mechanism.

To this end, ITC embarked on the use of the Farmer Field School (FFS) and Farmer Business School (FBS) approach to advance the objectives of the project. ITC in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, and the guidance of the FFS technical committee developed a training program for FBS facilitators and an FBS facilitator guide/manual to ensure that FFS and FBS are standardized across the country and achieve the needed impact.

The FBS manual is ready to be used in the field school and ITC therefore seeks the services of a Training providers in entrepreneurship and Agric Business Management to facilitate the implementation of the second phase of the training programs to 210 farmers in 7 Farmer Business Schools.

Download the terms of reference in the downloadable for more information. 

Interested training providers are requested to submit a proposal (technical and financial) and all required documents by 5th January 2022 – 11 pm GMT to Rohey Fofana (