Leveraging UNCDF expertise to turn the tide on migration in The Gambia

News published on Oct 24, 2023 @ 11:48 am

The UN Capital Development Fund entered The Gambia in 2018, with the launch of The Jobs, Skills and Finance for Women and Youth in The Gambia Programme. A joint programme with the International Trade Centre and funding from the European Union, the JSF Programme sought to bring stability, jobs and prospects to the people of The Gambia, focusing on the most vulnerable: women and youth.

Gambians have been leaving the country for opportunities abroad for generations, but as legal routes and access to visas has become more difficult, ‘the back way’ has flourished.

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