UNDP is inviting applications from eligible applicants for the 2021 Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Information Technology (ELIT) National Youth Summer Camp 2021- a yearly event which started in 2016 and is organised by GYIN Gambia with support from partners.
ELIT 2021 is funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Entrepreneurship and Private Sectors Development Project (EPSDP) under the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE) with strategic support from the National Youth Council (NYC).
Theme: Scalling-up of Rural Enterprises with Focus on Financial Literacy
Previous ELIT’s has imparted greatly by changing the livelihoods of young people especially those in the rural areas- to become job creators in the poultry, animal husbandry, rice value chain, horticulture and small ruminants. ELIT 2021 is geared towards scaling up of more rural enterprises with more focuses on digital marketing.
One of the core values of ELIT is to transform knowledge and skills into performance-oriented ventures. Therefore, this strategy will not only address the crises of unemployment, it will also bridge the gender gap in the labour market thus addressing several other social ills such as irregular migration (back-way) and rural urban drift.
ELIT 2021 targets young women and men, ages 18-35 years, living in rural areas who are involved either in agricultural production, buying and selling of goods and services which includes small ruminants, vegetables and cereal crops.
- Participants should have interest in one of the following fields
- Animal husbandry, Small ruminants including poultry, feed, supply of birds and animals as well as marketing
- Rice Value Chain- processing, transportation and marketing of local rice
- Agro-processing and digital marketing
- First time applicants and participants who have not yet benefitted from training support will be given priority in ELIT 2021
- Participants will be selected across the country- Banjul Municipal Council, Kanifing Municipality (KM) North Bank Region (NBR), West Coast Region (WCR), Central River Region South and North (CRR/S & N), Lower River Region (LRR) and Upper River Region (URR).
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