The Gambia

The Gambia
The Gambia

Official Name: Republic of the Gambia
Capital: Banjul
Independence Day: 18 February 1965
Currency: Dalasi (GMD)

Key Results

  • The GAWFA (Gambia Women’s Finance Association) project was instrumental in providing access to microcredit to 10,231 low income women in 105 communities from the North Bank region of The Gambia.
  • 42 officials (27 women and 15 men) were trained in both R&D and Innovation data collection methodology for STI surveys in The Gambia.
  • The Gambia is expected to benefit from the Hydro – Sambangalou Hydropower Project with a 128 MW capacity and a 185 square kilometre reservoir (4 turbines of 32 MW each), which originally formed part of a larger Gambia River Basin Development Organisation (OMVG) Project, and entailed an interconnecting power grid with the Kaleta Dam in Guinea.
  • The Sambangalou Hydropower Project (DFS) is purposed at generating 128 MW of hydropower capacity, 930 km from the mouth of the Gambia River to supply Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Gambia.
  • The Women’s Bureau of the Government facilitated the establishment of an agro-processing factory and procured milling machines for distribution in 28 communities across Gambia, geared at alleviating women’s workload and improving food security in the community.
  • The Gambia received 28 million USD from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Programme (GAFSP) to target three highly food-insecure regions via an integrated area development program that includes land and water management, horticultural gardens, aquaculture farming, and small ruminant and poultry farming.