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The Gambia Pilot Program (GPP)

Is a new initiative offering grant investments to contribute to the sustainable development of The Gambia through the creation of new employment and income opportunities, especially for the youth. The Project is a collaboration between the Government of The Gambia and Germany Financial Cooperation, through KfW, under the ECOWAS Regional Stabilization Fund, and GAMWORKS has been entrusted to execute the project with implementation support from PEM CONSULT.

The Project aims to finance basic infrastructure and equipment, and skills development along the selected value chains of horticulture, poultry and fishery in target regions of URR, LRR, as well as GBA.

The Gambia Pilot Programme (GPP)

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Horticulture

The goal is to establish a link between the local horticulture production and the still growing hotel industry (backward linkages between agriculture and tourism).To boost horticulture production (vegetables and fruits), the program will invest in small-scale irrigation schemes (boreholes with solar panels, water tanks, distribution systems for drip irrigation), fencing, small storage facilities, latrines, etc. on the sites of existing horticulture gardens.

Value-addition will be promoted through investments in larger storage facilities (especially cold storage) and processing and marketing infrastructure and equipment (processing machines, packaging equipment, cold storage tricycles/ trucks, etc.). This infrastructure will be realized by attracting private investors through a matching grant scheme.

 

Poultry

To increase poultry production, the program will invest in the multiplication of production sites (mainly broilers). This will include the financing of poultry houses and the provision of starter-kits (feed, chicks, medication, etc.). The individual production sites should accommodate at least 500 broilers (preferably more) to be profitable.

The goal is to set up poultry producers in regional ‘clusters’ and to link them with private investors in processing and marketing who facilitate access to local markets and the hotels (and possibly also access to credit).

Value addition will also be promoted by financing cold storage facilities and processing and marketing infrastructure and equipment (processing machines, packaging equipment, cold storage tricycles/ trucks, etc.).

 

 

Fishery

The value chain for marine fisheries is already relatively well-established, yet there is considerable potential for promoting youth employment through additional investments in improved storage and processing facilities. The aquaculture value chains remain underdeveloped throughout the country despite high demand for fresh and smoked fish in the hinterland regions. Production-level investments will be confined to aquaculture. Here, the main focus will be on the creation and multiplication of fish pond schemes. This will include the financing of the fish pond infrastructure and the provision of starter-kits (feed, fishing, medication, etc.). In aquaculture, it is equally foreseen to finance storage, processing (in particular fish-smoking) and marketing infrastructure and equipment.

In the coastal areas, the focus will be on the provision of cold storage facilities at landing sites and fish processing infrastructure and equipment (fish smoking houses equipped with improved technologies).

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Invitation for Bids

German Financial Cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) | Regional Stabilization and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States – The Gambia Pilot Program (BMZ-No. 2017 69 025)   BMZ-W-03/21/02   The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) has received financing from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and […]

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Invitation for Bids

German Financial Cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) | Regional Stabilization and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States – The Gambia Pilot Program (BMZ-No. 2017 69 025)   BMZ-W-03/21/01   The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) has received financing from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and […]

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GAMWORKS AGENCY – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The GAMWORKS Agency (PEA for the Gambia Pilot Program) is currently implementing several projects and delegated management service contracts for both Donor Funding Agencies and Government Institutions. The Agency therefore wishes to invite applications for the vacant position listed below to be filled by any qualified Gambian National with the required experience and […]

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EXTENSION OF TENDER PERIOD

German Financial Cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) | Regional Stabilization and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States – The Gambia Pilot Program (BMZ-No. 2017 69 025)   EXTENSION OF TENDER PERIOD Procurement Number: 506934   The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) hereby informs eligible bidders that […]

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Invitation for Bids

German Financial Cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) | Regional Stabilization and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States – The Gambia Pilot Program (BMZ-No. 2017 69 025) 07/06/2021 BMZ-W-02/20/04   The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) has received financing from KfW toward the cost of The Gambia […]

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Invitation for Bids

German Financial Cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) | Regional Stabilization and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States – The Gambia Pilot Program (BMZ-No. 2017 69 025) BMZ-W-02/20/03   The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) has received financing from KfW toward the cost of The Gambia Pilot […]

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Invitation for Bids

German Financial Cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) | Regional Stabilization and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States – The Gambia Pilot Program (BMZ-No. 2017 69 025) BMZ-W-02/20/02   The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) has received financing from KfW toward the cost of The Gambia Pilot […]

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Invitation for Bids

German Financial Cooperation with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) | Regional Stabilization and Development Fund in ECOWAS Member States – The Gambia Pilot Program (BMZ-No. 2017 69 025) BMZ-W-02/20/01   The Gambian Agency for the Management of Public Works (GAMWORKS) has received financing from KfW toward the cost of The Gambia Pilot […]

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APPOINTMENT OF NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL OF GAMWORKS-Mr Omar Gaye

The Board of Directors of GAMWORKS is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Omar Gaye as the new Director General of GAMWORKS, effective 1st May 2021. He takes over from Mr. Ebrima Cham, who leaves his position after having reached the statutory retirement age. Mr. Omar Gaye served as the Technical Director of GAMWORKS, […]

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GAMWORKS BIDS FAREWELL TO ITS LONGEST SERVING DG

GAMWORKS BIDS FAREWELL TO ITS LONGEST SERVING DIRECTOR GENERAL The Project Implementing Agency for The Gambia Pilot Program, GAMWORKS, bids farewell to its longest Serving DG. Mr Ebrima Cham served as the DG of GAMWORKS for 17 years. Prior to his appoint, he was working as a chartered Engineer at one of the leading Engineering […]

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GPP HELP DESK

Its Deadline Day !!!!!!   Submit your applications for the GPP Grant Scheme today at the GAMWORKS HQ in Kanifing before 4pm GMT or by email gppgrants@gmail.com. You can also submit your applications at our Regional offices in LRR and URR. All supporting documents must be submitted with the application form.   Submit your applications […]

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GPP HELP DESK

The GPP gladly informs you all that there will be a HELP-DESK available every Friday between the hours 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Please walk into the GAMWORKS office and have your questions answered. THANK YOU!

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GAMWORKS AGENCY – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Gambians to fill the vacant position of Director of Finance and Administration at GAMWORKS. Title of post Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) Reports to: Director General (DG) Under the direction of the DG of GAMWORKS, the Director of Finance and Administration shall provide leadership and be in charge […]

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GPP INVITES PRIVATE ENTERPRISES TO APPLY FOR MATCHING GRANTS

Application forms are available at these locations: 1. The GAMWORKS head office at the Bertil Harding Highway opposite the church from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm). 2. In LRR and URR, applications can be obtained at the GAMWORKS /CILIP offices every day. You […]

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The Ultimate Objectives of this Capacity Building Training of Media Institutions

The ultimate objectives of this capacity building training of media institutions is to formally enlighten and strengthen journalists with the concept of GPP, its relevance and impacts on agricultural value chains and the methods designed to achieve its overarching goals. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE(S) • The training will give journalists an sight of what the GPP is […]

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GPP Media Orientation Underway

The Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) is currently holding a daylong orientation training with media institutions at NaNA Hall in Kanifing, along the Bertil Harding Highway. The training is well attended to by journalists from established media houses as well as some Independent journalists. At the end of the orientation exercise, journalists will be empowered with […]

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Presentation One: Media And Its Role In GPP Implementation Process

The Gambia Pilot Program’s Lead PR and Communications Expert, Sainey MK Marenah on the floor taking the participants through the role of media and its impacts on the implementation of the grants scheme. What stood out in his presentation was the ability of the media on project implementation and media coverage, success stories and challenges […]

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Presentation Two: The GPP Project And Grants Scheme

Mr. Modou Sarr, PEM Consulting’s Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist on his feet enlightening participants on the concepts and objectives of Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) and the 10 million Euro grants scheme meant to support agribusiness sector in the Gambia. He unequivocally explained the genesis of the GPP, its intervention areas and access to the grants […]

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GPP To Conduct Orientation With The Media

Being wary of the crucial role the media plays in attainment of organisational goals, the Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) will convene a daylong orientation training with journalists on the GPP project and how the media can help achieve its underlying objectives. The event which is slated for Monday 16th November, 2020 will commence at 9:00am […]

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GPP Extends Application Deadline For Communal Organizations

Considering the volume of interest communities continue to show in the grants scheme, the Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) has now shifted the application deadline from Monday 16th November, 2020 to Friday 8th January, 2021. The rationale behind the extension is to accommodate and allow more community-based organizations/groups to apply and win the grants scheme. Therefore, […]

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GPP Caravan Concludes First Phase Of Sensitization

The Gambia Pilot Program sensitization caravan has concluded a week-long popularisation and education activity with communities in Greater Banjul Area. The sensitization caravan which began on Tuesday 3rd November, 2020 was concluded on Monaday 9th November, 2020 in Serekunda. The GPP caravan team has today engaged Banjul, Bakau, Westfield, Tallinding, Tabokoto and some parts of […]

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GPP Caravan Crosses To URR North

Today Friday 6th November, 2020, the Gambia Pilot Program Sensitisation Caravan has stormed URR North and began its first engagement with the community of Darsilameh in Sandu. The Caravan is expected to trek as far as the Wulis with the view to introducing and educating the project beneficiaries on how to benefit from the grants […]

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GPP Sensitization Caravan Covers URR

Criss crossing the South and North of Upper River Region for two days, the Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) sensitisation caravan has wrapped up its engagements in the URR Southern village of Sabi. Today, the Caravan team has spent the best part of its time in URR North engaging the communities of Kerewan Nyakoi, Kolley Banta, […]

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GPP Sensitization Caravan Heads For Basse

The Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) sensitization caravan will enter Upper River Region this morning commencing its daily engagements of beneficiary communities on how to win the project grants scheme to support agribusinesses in poultry, fisheries and horticulture. The Upper River Region engagements will begin in Tumana District stretching to Basse for today.

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GPP Engages LRR Residents As Caravan Intensifies Awareness On Grant Scheme

Engagements in Lower River Region were punctuated with a Radio panel discussions led by the Gambia Pilot Program ( GPP) being implemented by Gamworks. The interface was an important platform to enlighten Gambians about the GPP project, which seeks to create employment opportunities through three components namely Horticulture, Poultry and Fisheries.

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Second Day Of The Caravan Ends In Jarra Sey Kunda

The day two of GPP sensitization caravan covered the whole of Jarra – East, Central and West. A total of seven (7) communities were visited. In Jarra East, Pakaliba and Sukuta; Bureng/Wellingaraba and Japineh in Jarra Central; Soma, Jenoi and Sey Kunda in Jarra West were visited. However, several communities were engaged as the caravan […]

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GPP Caravan Continues Sensitization In Jarra

Covering Kiang yesterday, the GPP caravan continues with the project popularisation and education in Jarras. As the caravan cruises on, more individuals and communities in Lower River Region continue to amply respond to the grants scheme.

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GPP Begins A Week long Sensitization Caravan

The Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) has begun its popularisation and sensitization caravan in target regions – Greater Banjul Area, Lower River and Upper River Regions. The weeklong caravan which began today in Kiang seeks to introduce the Project to the beneficiary regions and educate them on the processes involved in winning the grants to support […]

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GPP Grant Scheme Orientation Exercise Underway in Basse

GPP Grant Scheme Orientation Exercise Underway in Basse. Officials from GAMWORKS are currently in Basse, Upper River Region( URR) to orient participants about the Gambia Pilot Program grant scheme application and implementation approaches. Participants are drawn from diverse communities and speciality within the domain of Community Development, Department of Livestock Service and the Department of […]

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GPP visits Foday Danjo Chairman of the Basse Area Council

GPP visits Foday Danjo Chairman of the Basse Area council at his two hectare groundnut farm in Hella Kunda. Chairman Danjo assured GPP of URR’s commitment to the program’s success and urged Farmers in the region to embrace the massive grant scheme designed to transform agricultural production.

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GPP joined URR Chief Hammeh Krubally and his Alkalos

GPP joined URR Chief Hammeh Krubally and his Alkalos including Kabakama female village head Fatoumatta Danso in a regional forum discussing ways to amplify access to the GPP grant scheme for local farmers and women groups involved in Poultry, Horticulture, Fisheries Production.

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Meeting Youth Leader Babucarr Sidibeh Chairperson of the URR Youth Committee

Meeting Youth Leader Babucarr Sidibeh Chairperson of the URR youth committee to discuss ways to engage massive youth participation in the Gambia Pilot Program. ĢPP will provide large grant investment opportunities to Women, Youth and Migrant returnees in the expansive region.

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URR Governor SAMBA BAH encouraged rural communities to engage with GPP

URR Governor SAMBA BAH encouraged rural communities to engage with GPP and challenged everyone to contribute to its sustainability.   ‘We have a shared responsibility to develop the Gambia for young people and generations unborn’ URR Governor, Samba Bah welcomed the Gambia Pilot Program and encouraged collective participation in the grant investment scheme to revitalize […]

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The Gambia Pilot Program visits the Soma community Radio

The Gambia Pilot Program visits the Soma community Radio to meet & engage media stakeholders ahead of its first nationwide Caravan. GPP Communications consultant Mr. Sainey MK. Marenah met journalists at the popular community Radio for discussions to amplify outreach to connect farmers with GPP as it moves to deliver large investment grants to agribusiness […]

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GPP meets regional leaders and authorities in LRR

GPP meets regional leaders and authorities in LRR ahead of its first Nationwide Caravan Regional authorities greatly welcome Gambia Pilot Program, which is set to deliver large investment grants to agro value chains involved in Poultry, Horticulture and Fisheries production. Despite its massive potential for agro productivity, production outcomes remain low and well below expected […]

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Summary Of GPP Grant Scheme

The Gambia Pilot Program is a 10 millon EUR partnership project, financed by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development under the Regional Stabilisation and Development Fund for ECOWAS Member States via KfW, which has contracted GAMWORKS as the programs executing agency to implement the pilot scheme with technical assistance from Dusseldorf based German […]

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GPP Grant Scheme Rollout Announcement

Press Release For Immediate Release October 12, 2020 GAMWORKS ROLLS OUT THE GRANTS SCHEME OF THE GPP The Gambia Pilot Program (GPP) is an initiative by the Government of The Gambia and the German Financial Cooperation, through KfW, and will serve as a model for the larger “Regional Stabilization and Development Fund” of ECOWAS. 10 […]

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Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains For Youth & Women Empowerment

GAMWORKS ROLLS OUT AN AGRICULTURAL GRANTS SCHEME TO SUPPORT YOUTH IN THE GAMBIA GAMWORKS rolls out the Grants Scheme within the Gambia Pilot Program (GPP), a partnership project initiated by the Governments of The Gambia and German Financial Cooperation, through KfW, to boost agricultural competitiveness and create employment opportunities and increased income, especially for youth […]

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