Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LRR Youth targets multi Agric Surveys for CORY Project

LRR participants at GYIN Gambia CORY step-down forum
Youth in the Lower River Region (LRR) are prepared to conduct production and market surveys to expose the state of horticultural advantages for women and youth in the region. This plan was unveiled at a step-down orientation meeting of the national launching of the Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth (CORY) project powered by the Gambian chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN-GAMBIA) on Tuesday at the Ba’lal Rural Empowerment and Sustainable Development Initiative (BRESDI) secretariat in Soma.
Ebrima Bah, GYIN-Gambia representative in Lower River Region said the meeting was meant to share information on implementation plan and schedule, target groups and youth selection criteria with participants. He also said that it was expected of them to discuss on the expectations of youth from the various components of the project and design a test measure in domesticating the project plan in context of the LRR region.

Caravan of Mercy gives largesse to villages in LRR, others

Beneficiaries of Caravan of Mercy food distributions
Caravan of Mercy, Overseas Coordinator Mr. Pa Modou Sillah who is also coordinating Caravan of Mercy activities in the Republic of Senegal and Guinea Bissau stated that his organisation will continue the good will gesture for Gambian peoples in complementing the efforts of the government by given Ramadan donations to families.

Mr. Sillah was speaking in an exclusive interview with our reporter in his office in Brikama Caravan of Mercy Head Office shortly after the Ramadan food items distributions recently. 

According to Sillah, Caravan of Mercy which is registered as an international Non-Governmental Organisation in the country through its partners in the United Kingdom has donated food items to Gambian as part of their contributions to help the poor and needy.

GAMBIA: Journalists, youth organisations, students' researchers discuss GIs importance

Participants at  GIs Gambia forum
BiodiversityAction Journalists Gambia (BAJ Gambia) advocacy journalists organisation on Thursday 17th July brought together local journalists, youth organisations and student researchers under one conference room to discuss on Geographical Indications (GIs), a program organized under the auspices of Biodiversity Action Journalists Gambia (BAJ-Gambia) held at its head office in Churchill’s Town.

The general objective of the gathering is to share GIs information with participants as well as putting in place GIs team in The Gambia.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

GYIN Gambia launches CORY Consortium 3 year project

GYIN Gambia CORY National Orientation Workshop Participnats
The CORY project is a new initiative that supports young rural women and men in West and Central Africa to become entrepreneurs.  Over its 3-year implementation period (2014-2017), the CORY project will focus on rural young women and men, ages 15-35 years, who are involved in agriculture production or activities associated with rural business. 

GYIN Gambia chapter together with National Implementing Partners- Jarumeh Koto Youth Development Association, Gambia Women Finance Association (GAWFA), Village Savings and Credit Associations (VISACAs) on the 8th -9th July at Ocean Bay Hotel launched the CORY project.

The project also targets rural youth institutions for business training, advocacy, networking and knowledge exchange – all with a 1:1 female-male ratio.

Mamadou Edrisa Njie GYIN Gambia National Coordinator said by capitalizing on innovative ideas and taking into account the wishes and desires of many rural young women and men, the network recognized the need to provide a continuous “space” by establishing a platform now known as GYIN International.