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Dr. Amina Sillah (PhD) Named among Extraordinary African Women in Development

Dr. Amina Sillah(Ph.D), an educator, entrepreneur, and international development analyst, who currently works at the Department of Political Science at Towson University, USA, has won an international award that recognizes sixty (60) extraordinary African Women in Development, including activists, change-makers, government representatives, and social innovators from 15 countries. She had been named as an awardee […]

UNESCO, GYIN Gambia prepare Gambian youth leaders as agents of sustainable peace

With the financial support of the UN Peace Building Fund, UNESCO Dakar, in partnership with the Global Youth Innovation Network – Gambia Chapter (GYIN Gambia), has trained youth leaders in The Gambia on conflict transformation and peacebuilding. The three-day capacity-building workshop which ended on Wednesday, 23rd February, was aimed at equipping youth leaders with skills […]

Three Young Entrepreneurs Receive GamDiaspora Tank Grants

Three young Gambian entrepreneurs have received financial support in the form of a grant, from GamDiaspora Tank, which is collaborating with the Gambian Chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network–popularly called GYIN and EBROSSO Consulting Services. The grant Prizes amounting to D20,000 is to support the young entrepreneurs to expand and strengthen their businesses. The trio, […]

GYIN Gambia, Partners Commence ‘Conflict Transformation, Peace-building’ Training for 2nd Batch of Youth Leaders

The Gambian Chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) with support from the United Nations (UN) Peace-building Fund (PBF), the Government of the Gambia, and UNESCO-Dakar has commended a three-day capacity-building training for the second batch of youth leaders, centering on ‘Conflict Transformation and Peace-building. Mrs. Fanta Samateh-Manneh, Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS) at the Ministry […]

Meet Amie Colley, the ROOTS Covid-19 Grant Beneficiary who is overcoming Barriers to Growth in Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Ms. Amie Colley, a female entrepreneur who benefited from Covid-19 relief support in the sum of US$1,200 (GMD 60,000.00), bankrolled by the Rural Poor Stimulus Facility (RPSF) through the Resilience of Organizations for Transformative Smallholder Agriculture Project (ROOTS), has utilized the funds to equip and upscale her business so as to meet the entrepreneurial demands […]

GYIN Gambia, UNESCO-Dakar validate manual on Conflict Prevention & Peacebuilding Education

The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia in partnership with the UNESCO Dakar office, on 8th February 2022 held a workshop to review and validate a Training Manual on Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Education for Youth Organisations at Baobab Holiday Resort in Bijilo. The manual is the outcome of the Organisational Capacity Needs Assessment exercise […]

GYIN-Gambia Concludes Training that Seeks to Address Hate Speech, Fake News

  The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN-Gambia) on Wednesday wrapped up a three-day training on media and information literacy for 40 young people. The training among others was aimed to address fake news, hate speech and keep the young entrepreneurs safe both online and offline against the activities of scammers. Momodou Salieu Jallow, a participant […]

Tropics Magazine names Mamadou Edrisa Njie among 500 ‘Most Influential Africans’

A Gambian youth activist and founder of the Gambian Chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN), Mr. Mamadou Edrisa Njie, is among Tropics Magazine’s ‘Top 500 annual power list, thus making a name for himself in the award-winning magazine’s list of ‘influential Africans.’ Tropics Magazine, according to officials, “is an award-winning “Business and Lifestyle” monthly […]

Trade Fair Promotes Youth Entrepreneurship in The Gambia

Banjul – On 22 May, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the British High Commission (BHC) organized a trade fair at the High Commissioner’s residence aimed at promoting youth entrepreneurship. Featuring 25 young aspiring entrepreneurs, the event allowed them to showcase their products and services and network with potential buyers and financiers. The trade fair […]