Where We Work

The Gambia

Population: 2,092,731 (July 2018 estimate)
Capital: Banjul
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 30
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Upper River Region
Languages used in the CEP: Mandinka, Fula, Serehule, French, English
Regions we work: Upper River Region
Partners: Government of The Gambia, Women’s Bureau, USAID, Partners Global, Partners West Africa

We began implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in The Gambia in 2007, and we currently run the program in 30 communities in the Upper River Region (URR). Over the course of 2018, Community Management Committees (CMCs) in The Gambia organized 600 community clean-up days and ensured birth registration of 644 children. Furthermore, 378 children were enrolled in school thanks to the efforts of the CMCs, and 265 women were selected for local leadership positions. In 2018-2019, Tostan is implementing the Peace and Security module in 10 communities, through the ‘USAID Unaam Kayraay’ Project with USAID and Partners Global. In 2018, Peace Committees helped to resolve 57 conflicts at the community level.


KEY METRICS

30
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

The Gambia

Population: 2,092,731 (July 2018 estimate)
Capital: Banjul
Number of communities currently implementing the CEP: 30
Location of Tostan country coordination office: Basse, Upper River Region
Languages used in the CEP: Mandinka, Fula, Serehule, French, English
Regions we work: Upper River Region
Partners: Government of The Gambia, Women’s Bureau, USAID, Partners Global, Partners West Africa

We began implementing our Community Empowerment Program (CEP) in The Gambia in 2007, and we currently run the program in 30 communities in the Upper River Region (URR). Over the course of 2018, Community Management Committees (CMCs) in The Gambia organized 600 community clean-up days and ensured birth registration of 644 children. Furthermore, 378 children were enrolled in school thanks to the efforts of the CMCs, and 265 women were selected for local leadership positions. In 2018-2019, Tostan is implementing the Peace and Security module in 10 communities, through the ‘USAID Unaam Kayraay’ Project with USAID and Partners Global. In 2018, Peace Committees helped to resolve 57 conflicts at the community level.


KEY METRICS

30
number of communities currently implementing the CEP

Programs in The Gambia

Community Development Grants

Community Development Grants are small grants provided to Community Management Committees (CMCs) to help fund community development projects as well as to establish CMC-run microcredit funds…


Peace and Security Project

Our Peace and Security Project works to strengthen and support our proven grassroots strategy of community-led development to improve peace and security in the West African region…

Stories from The Gambia