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WHO WE ARE
NEDI is a public institution under the Ministry of youth and sport (MoYS) and was established by an act of Parliament in 2013 (NEDi act 2013) as part of Government strategic endeavors in empowering youth and women of the country.
The main purpose of establishing NEDI is to empower the Gambian youth and women, through entrepreneurship and enterprise development. NEDI conducts training in basic business skills and provides loans and micro finance support to operate small businesses in the informal sector; as well as providing business advisory services, mentoring and coaching to ensure enterprise sustainability as its core mandate.
As an institution that is established to work with young people, it nurtures, promoteand facilitate the development of youth and women-led enterprises through the provisions of livelihood skills trainings, entrepreneurships as well as creating theopportunities for market linkages for youth and women enterprises.
It served as a platform to develop young entrepreneurs and build the entrepreneurial spirit concept of driving the economy and regaining the enterprise industry.It envisages women and youth-led ownership of enterprises to contribute to theGDP of the country.
VISION: “The Platform for Entrepreneurially Empowered and Independent Youth and Women”
MISSION: “To Empower Gambian Youth and Women through the Provision of Training in Entrepreneurship and Investment, Loans to Operate Businesses in the Informal Sector and Business Advice to Ensure Investment Sustainability.”