Surveillance Boat Commissioned for Monitoring of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported Activities in The Gambia’s Territorial Waters

UNDP in partnership with the EU commissioned a surveillance boat to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources on 4th August, 2016, as part of the assets purchased under The Gambia component of the Regional Project Governance on Marine Resources Management Policy and Poverty Reduction...

Climate Change Resilience Building - UNDP Support to Costal Communities in The Gambia

On 11th August 2016, the UNDP Resident Representative and the Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources (MECCNAR) jointly delivered 45 canoes each equipped with two paddles and two life Jackets and three boats each with a 15HP engine and an assortment of nets, safety and security gear to...

GAMCOTRAP, a local women rights organisation,celebrated International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

The event at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau was attended by stakeholders in the End FGM Campaign, high profile diplomats, ex-circumcisers, women groups, and young people. Dr Isatou Touray, Executive Director of GAMCOTRAP, said a lot of gains have been registered in The Gambia to eradicate FGM with the most recent...

Launching of Programmes in Renewable Energy at Fandema Association

The Resident Representative (RR) of the UNDP in The Gambia Ms. Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje was guest speaker at the launching of the Fandama Women Development Centre also known as Mbolo Association, Tujereng, Kombo South. Event was held on 17th May 2016 at Fandema Centre in Tujjereng. Dignitaries that attended...

UNDP stands ready to support The Gambia as it develops its plans for making the SDGs a reality

Across the globe, world leaders adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are essentially an agreed vision to put people and planet on a sustainable path by 2030. This will form the bedrock of a new development agenda that can set the world on a course of action to end poverty, transform lives...

Support provided by UNDP to Local Communities in Central River Region (CRR) in Sustainable Forest Management and Livelihood Improvement

Despite the pivotal role of natural resources in food security and community livelihoods, The Gambia’s natural environment, including the forest cover, continued to deteriorate due primarily to over exploitation, rampant bushfires and the non-realization of benefits from forest resources.  To address this situation,...

 UNDP in The Gambia launches the African Economic Outlook Report 2015
UNDP in The Gambia launches the African Economic Outlook Report 2015

Regional Development and Spatial Inclusion Promoting regional development and spatial inclusion should be at the heart of Africa’s development strategies says African Economic Outlook 2015 Report.    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the OECD Development...

UNDP attends the 11th Edition National Youth Conference (NAYCONF)

UNDP Resident Representative, Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje,   attended the 11th Edition National Youth Conference (NAYCONF) held at Jarra Soma, Lower River Region on the 13th  of December 2014. During her opening speech, UNDP Representative highlighted  some of UNDP’s contribution towards the development of youths...

29 Youths participated in a training on Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Songhai Regional Centre, Benin

Through the support of UNDP and in partnership with the Songhai Regional Centre and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in The Gambia, twenty nine (29) youths participated in a training on Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Songhai Regional Centre for a period of six months.   Songhai The Gambia, is a project based...

Climate change treatening the livelihood of communities in The Gambia (Photo Credit - Guy

Jobs, social protection and more cohesive societies required to secure the Africa’s development gains, says UNDP’s 2014 Human Development Report 24th July, 2014, Banjul - Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa need to intensify their battle against deprivation and prevent crises from setting back recent development...

Improving the livelihoods of Try Oyster Women in The Gambia

Try Oyster Women’s Association, a community-based organization with a membership of over 700 women who harvest oysters and cockles in The Gambia was formed in 2007. The aim of the organisation was to enhance sustainable livelihood opportunities for women along with improving and raising their standard of living....

Minister of Trade and UN Resident Representative signing the EMPRETEC project document

The UNDP Resident Representative (RR), Ms. Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje and the Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, Hon. Abdou Kolley, signed the EMPRETEC project -  “Establishment of EMPRETEC Model of Enterprise Support Programme” at the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration...

50 Years of Empowering Lives and Building Resilient Nations

Fifty years ago, one in every three people on the planet lived in poverty. So the world took a huge step towards fighting poverty by forming the United Nations Development Programme, of which I am proud to be Resident Representative here in The Gambia. Better known today as UNDP, we are now the world’s largest...

Promoting community based natural resources through beekeeping

The Eco-Tourism Camp in Tanji bird Reserve provides the ideal backdrop for the promotion of community based natural resources and the development of modern bee keeping techniques for bee keepers in two local communities in the West Coast Region. Mandinary and Brufut communities brought together by the...

UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa meets H.E. The Vice President of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia

H.E. The Vice President, Dr. Ajaratou Isatou Njie Saidy and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye (Photo Credit: Cecilia, UNDP)