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Young Volunteers for the Environment-The Gambia  is a registered youth led,  non-profit organization, created in 2012 in Banjul, The Gambia. The organization has  local branches  and schools clubs and its affiliates in a total 25 countries across Africa. YVE through its head office JVE-International  based in Togo is today known as the biggest youth-oriented environmental movement in Africa working in the domain of sustainable development.

YVE strives to develop leadership and eco-citizenship in young people through their involvement in the promotion of sustainable community development, upholding responsibility, volunteerism, ecological integrity, solidarity, excellence, diversity, justice, gender balance, equity and justice as the core values. Our thematic areas of focus are energy and climate change development, natural resource management and youth and eco-citizenship.

Our thematic areas of focus are :energy and climate change development, natural resource management and youth and eco-citizenship.

YVE is primarily a Pan-African Youth led advocacy organization with expertise in environmental management, sustainable energy solutions and agro ecology practices: Key specific areas include: Policy monitoring, citizen participation, youth empowerment and youth policies, social entrepreneurship, traditional ecological knowledge, cultural biodiversity, community sustainable management plans, mountains restoration, transboundary waters management, biological agriculture, peasant cooperatives management, community based climate change adaptation, international money flows monitoring, big infrastructure monitoring,  Women ,children and youth environmental education and importantly access to sustainable energy solutions (renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies).

We support  Local communities and women groups  draft their local Agenda 21 plans, have access to basic amenities for a comfortable life (clean cooking, wash, human rights), build capacity of grassroots development institutions, empower women groups, provide environmental education to schools and orient young people in various green and social entrepreneurship ventures.

For more information about YVE, please visit our website www.yvegambia.com

and international http://www.jve-international.org

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YVE Concludes a Multi-Stakeholder Webinar on Lead

Young Volunteers for the Environment in partnership with IPEN on Tuesday 23rd February concludes a Multi-Stakeholder Webinar forum via Zoom . The online meeting attracts participants from government, UNEP, NGOs, Media and Private Sector . The webinar is part of an activity of the BanLiP Project under the UNEP/SAICM project . The recorded version of … Continue reading YVE Concludes a Multi-Stakeholder Webinar on Lead

YVE Conducts Symposium on Lead in Paint in WCR

Young Volunteers for the Environment –The Gambia on Thursday 11th February 2021 conducted a regional symposium on lead in paint in West Coast Region at the Governor’s office meeting hall   , in collaboration with the Regional Governor’s office and Brikama Area Council respectively. The event brought together diverse key stakeholders from government, schools, communities and … Continue reading YVE Conducts Symposium on Lead in Paint in WCR

YVE Gambia Commenced a New Radio Talk Show

Young Volunteers for the Environment on 02 February ,2021 commenced a radio talk show named “The Eco View (EV) “ which is a weekly environment talk show hosted by Joe Bongay and Mary Sally Mendy on Radio Veritas on 102.9 FM. every week the show will focus on environment topic in the program and discuss … Continue reading YVE Gambia Commenced a New Radio Talk Show

YVE Gambia Signs MOU with GCCPC

On the 22 December, 2020 ,The Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC), whose address is:  36 Kotu East, Off Bertil Harding Highway, KMC  and the Young Volunteers for the Environment (YVE), whose address is: Farato, Brikama Highway, West Coast Region signed a Memorandum of Understanding . The purpose of this MOU is to establish … Continue reading YVE Gambia Signs MOU with GCCPC

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