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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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YVE Received Students from the Netherlands for Internship.

Sohna Touray was a volunteer in Young Volunteers for the Environment YVE Gambia. She is currently in the Netherlands studying Global Projects and Change Management in Windesheim honors College in Zwolle. Currently, she is in the Gambia for her internship which she desired to do with Young Volunteers for the Environment YVE Gambia in Farato, … Continue reading YVE Received Students from the Netherlands for Internship.

YVE GAMBIA TRAINS GROUP OF YOUTH FROM THE NETHERLANDS ON TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES

            PREPARED BY : AMIE NDOW On the 12th of December 2019 YVE was invited to a panel discussion by ASSERT (Association for Small Scale Enterprise in Responsible Tourism) in collaboration with Kairoh Garden to talk on the Awareness on Environmental issues with focus on  impacts and issues in achieving … Continue reading YVE GAMBIA TRAINS GROUP OF YOUTH FROM THE NETHERLANDS ON TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES

Attending a panel discussion on Tourism Sustainable development Organized by Association for Small Scale Enterprise in Responsible Tourism (ASSERT)

Photo credited//andow/12122019yve On the 12th of December 2019 YVE was invited to a panel discussion by ASSERT (Association for Small Scale Enterprise in Responsible Tourism) in collaboration with Kairoh Garden to talk on the Awareness on Environmental issues and impacts and issues in achieving a conducive environment for responsible and sustainable development. The event was … Continue reading Attending a panel discussion on Tourism Sustainable development Organized by Association for Small Scale Enterprise in Responsible Tourism (ASSERT)

Reviewing the Constitutional Review Commission

Photo credited:asoweyve01112019 Today mark the final day of the workshop organised by NYC with the theme ” National Youth Retreat on Democracy and Development. Today’s day was based on the Reviewing of the Constitutional Review Commission. Participants were divided into twenty (20) groups to review on different topics of the CRC and presented on them. … Continue reading Reviewing the Constitutional Review Commission

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