Under the Sustainable Energy and The Environment pillar it will work with the Ministry of Energy, The Global Environment Fund and the sub –regional economic body The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to develop It will also partner with the Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBOS) to address significant data and resource-related gaps.
Conscious of the need to safeguard our natural resource base, the National Medium-Term Development strategy-PAGE(2012-2015) has a goal to conserve and promote the rational use of the nation’s natural resources consistent with the overall goal of sustainable development. Energy is key driver of growth and economic development and therefore ‘access to energy by all’ forms a central pillar in all national development efforts.more
Responding to building a resilient environment
The environment poverty nexus coupled with the impact of climate change and climate variation on key sectors of the Gambian economy present hurdles in addressing the Gambia’s environmental challenges which is a prerequisite for economic development. (Photo credit: UNDP in The Gambia)more
Projects and Initiatives
This project aims at supporting and promoting community based natural resources management initiatives such as ecotourism. UNDP will strengthen local capacities and governance structures for community based natural resource management.more