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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. Their 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 JVE, please visit our website www.yvegambia.org
and international http://www.jve-international.org

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International Youths Forum on Climate Change

Photo credited:andow@yve13112019Benin Amie Ndow a member of Young Volunteers for the Environment YVE Gambia. She is currently in Benin attending an International Youths Forum on Climate Change organized by Oxfam International. The objectives of the training is to come up with challenges that youths are currently facing in climate change and the possible solutions to … Continue reading International Youths Forum on Climate Change

STAKEHOLDERS COMMITS TO WORK TOGETHER IN ACHIEVING LEAD PAINT STANDARDS, REGULATION AND LAW IN THE GAMBIA

BY : JOE BONGAY  On 23rd October, 2019 , Young Volunteers for the Environment- Gambia and other stakeholders at the National Environment Agency Meeting Room commits to work together toward the elimination of lead paint in The Gambia. The National Stakeholder Awareness Forum in commemorating the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2019 was organised by … Continue reading STAKEHOLDERS COMMITS TO WORK TOGETHER IN ACHIEVING LEAD PAINT STANDARDS, REGULATION AND LAW IN THE GAMBIA

Online TV talk show on lead in Paints by YVE GAMBIA in partnership with NEA

Photo credited: Asoweyvegambia/15/10/19 this morning from 11 to 12pm, YVE GAMBIA In partnership with National Environment Agency(NEA) attended a TV talk show at Star TV in Serrekunda. The objectives of the TV talk show was to popularize the coming event which is the International Lead Poisioning prevention Week of Action ILPPWA which is scheduled on … Continue reading Online TV talk show on lead in Paints by YVE GAMBIA in partnership with NEA

International Lead Poisioning prevention Week of Action(ILPPWA) committee meeting

Photo credited: asowe/08/10/19/001 On the 8th of October 2019, the Young Volunteers for the Environment YVE Gambia together with the National Environment Agency (NEA) the Gambia Standard Bureau (TGSB)and the Ministry of health (MoH), have their first Committee meeting at the National Environment Agency office at Kanifing. The objectives of the meeting was to come … Continue reading International Lead Poisioning prevention Week of Action(ILPPWA) committee meeting

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