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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 Director Shares His 2020 ILPPW Reflection on the A.M Show on GRTS TV

2020 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) As the world commemorates the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week , Earlier today , The country Director , Young Volunteers for the Environment , Joe Bongay was hosted on the A.M show on G.R.T.S to share his reflections on the 2020 International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) which … Continue reading YVE Director Shares His 2020 ILPPW Reflection on the A.M Show on GRTS TV

Press Conference on the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA) 2020

Young Volunteers for the Environment The Gambia Office on Monday 19th October , 2020 held a successful press conference at its head office in Farato to brief the media on its upcoming plan of actions to mark the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA) 2020 . The International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) … Continue reading Press Conference on the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action (ILPPWA) 2020

YVE Gambia Resumes its Lead in Paint Campaign

Young Volunteers for the Environment on 1st October, 2020 set up a task force committee for its upcoming International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW) 2020 which is a global campaign that raises awareness and promotes actions to address the human health effects of lead exposure, especially for children. During the week, YVE intends to engage … Continue reading YVE Gambia Resumes its Lead in Paint Campaign

Face Masks and Gloves Disposal, the Other Ugly Corollary of Covid-19

By Omar Faye On Sep 20, 2020 The indiscriminate dumping of disposable face masks, gloves and sanitizer bottles around town as a result of the Coronavirus is not yet a national catastrophe. But the trend is enough to be a concern for Environment protection activists and environmentalists in The Gambia. The new normal in town … Continue reading Face Masks and Gloves Disposal, the Other Ugly Corollary of Covid-19

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