Gambian Diaspora

Enhancing the role of the Gambian Diaspora in national development

The suspicion and antagonism that the former dictatorial regime had against the Diaspora is over. Government recognizes and values the Gambian diaspora as important factors and actors in national development. The NDP heralds a new approach to effective and productive engagement and partnership between government, non-state actors and the diverse diaspora. Practical and result-oriented diaspora-development programmes and schemes, based on global best practice will be developed and implemented. A Gambia Diaspora Directorate (GDD) will be created to coordinate governments work in optimizing diaspora input and contributions to national development. Another key intervention is the formulation and implementation of a Diaspora strategy.