May 19, 2020, 1:53 PM
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has implemented the project “Employment Creation for Youth to Build Sustainable Peace in The Gambia” financed by the Government of Japan, and completed its two major components.
Research has shown that majority of African youths are either migrants or potential migrants, largely due to lack of employment or quality educational opportunities or simply out of despair.
A staggering number of young Gambians have lost their lives while trying to reach to Europe and other parts of the world through a gamble with life on the highseas.
To bring youth voices to the forefront of action and policy responses, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (DJY) are conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth and the world of work.