Official launch of the EU-funded WACOMP Gambia, implemented by UNIDO


Within the framework of the West Africa Competitiveness Program (WACOMP), The Gambia is organizing the virtual launch of its national project on Friday, 18 December 2020.
On multiple fronts, The Gambia is going through a period of profound change with demand and supply shocks to horticultural trade flow. While the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed technical implementation of the WACOMP in The Gambia, UNIDO has worked closely with project counterparts to officially launch the project titled, “Increasing competitiveness through enhanced quality compliance along the onion value chain” to support the horticultural sector, particularly upstream actors along the onion value chain, and the undergirding quality infrastructure system to facilitate The Gambia’s adaptation to the new norm. To this end, we request your valuable participation in the virtual project launch to ponder your strategic role and contribution in this four-year project journey.

Let's recall that WACOMP is a partnership initiative between the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union (EU). It has a bearing on regional economic integration and highlights a commitment to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and West Africa. WACOMP is funded through a EUR 116 million contribution from the Regional Indicative Programme (RIP) for West Africa (2014 - 2020) under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).

For more information on the WACOMP Gambia:

- WACOMP Gambia

- UNIDO WACOMP Newsletter (Pages 22 & 23)




Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 00:15

This program is funded by the European Union with the technical support of UNIDO, the implementing Agency

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