Inclusive Participation of Women and Youth in Local Governance in The Gambia

Under the 2018-2019 UNESCO Participation Programme, the Women’s Bureau received funding to support the implementation of a project titled: “Inclusive Participation of Women and Youth in Local Governance in the Gambia”. Overall 72 participants were drawn from the capacity building training, with participants from ward councillors including women, youth and officers from Municipalities/Councils. The project…

Entrepreneurship Training in Support of Culture and Creative Industry Development in The Gambia: “Setting Up a Small Creative Business for Women and Youth”

In the face of the limited opportunities available for formal academic and vocational training in the arts in Gambia, this project sought primarily to address the acute shortage of entrepreneurial skills for practitioners in the various genres of the arts and creative practices, as well as the economic benefits potentially arising from such a development.…

Enhancing Access to and Improving Quality of STEM Education through a National Girls Robotics Programme

In a bid to reverse the low involvement of girls in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and increase their participation, this project earmarked to bring to the classroom a new dimension of access to quality technology and engineering education with special attention to girls. An all-girls national robotic competition has the potential to increase…

Breaking the Gender Barriers in the media in The Gambia

Breaking the Gender Barriers in the media project was awarded to the Women Journalists Association of the Gambia (WoJAG) representing women journalists under the umbrella body of the Gambia Press Union (GPU). The implementation of the project was done in collaboration with the GPU and the over-sighting coordination of the Gambia National Commission for UNESCO.…

Addressing Teacher Challenges in the Gambia through the Development of a Comprehensive Teacher Policy

In the framework of this project the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in partnership with UNESCO through the National Commission for UNESCO, the Gambia Teachers Union, the Gambia College worked to develop and facilitate the implementation of the Teacher Policy. Knowing that the International Teacher Taskforce in collaboration with UNESCO developed a “Teacher Policy…