About NYC

The Gambia National Youth Council (NYC) was established by an act of Parliament in the year 2000 with the main function of co-coordinating all youth programmes in The Gambia. The council in addition to its advocacy role also advise Government on matters affecting young people, mobilise and enhance the participation of young people in national development efforts. Young people constitute over 63% of the population and have innate potentials, which need to be tapped for rapid socio economic transformation. The council works for and with young people across the country. At national level it work directly with regional/municipal youth committees in seven administrative regions of the Gambia part of the council and district youth committees at regional level part of the regional committees.

Policy Advocacy & Engagements

Policy Advocacy & Engagements

The main focus of council's advocacy programmes include policy issues around decent jobs, health, education, agriculture, skills, human rights, climate change, and investment in youth among other strategic issues affect youth development and empowerment in the Gambia. Some of the interventions include: - National Youth Conference and Festival - Policy Dialogue - Youth Policy Monitoring - Strategy Program and Policy engagement with Government

Youth Leadership & Participation

Youth Leadership & Participation

Our strategy to Youth Leadership and Participation includes enhancing the leadership capacity of youth, creating platforms exhibit their skills and interface with duty bearers, supporting youth led initiative and mentoring programs, increasing representation in political offices. Some of the interventions include: - NotTooYoungToRun campaign - Youth Leadership Trainings - National elections support - voter educations, election observations - Mentoring and coaching

Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health / Gender Base Violence

Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health / Gender Base Violence

Council operate and manage Youth Friendly Centres' across the country. This centres' provide safer spaces for youth to access sexual and reproductive health information and services; some of the interventions includes ending all of gender base violence especially FGM/C, Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy. - Never Again FGM/C and Child Marriage In My Generation - Inter-generational Dialogues - Youth Forums on GBV - Youth Friendly Centers for SRH services and information

Youth Migration Management

Youth Migration Management

We are engage in both prevention and response to youth irregular migration through awareness creation, employment services and referrals; reception, transit, orientation, psycho- social support and reintegration to returnees. some of the interventions includes: - Training of youth leaders on guidance and counselling, psychological first aid and case management - Orientation and capacity assessment of returnees - Reception of returnees and reintegration - Referral services for empowerment and employment

Peace & Security and Transitional Justice

Peace & Security and Transitional Justice

We engage youth in national security discuss and peace building efforts. Build capacities around UNR2250 and peace building. Council is currently a core team member of the truth, reconciliation and reparation commission of the Gambia. We had conducted national stakeholders consultation on Transitional Justice and TRRC with focus on children and youth involvement. Some of the interventions include: - Training of youth on governance, peace building and UNR2250 - IStand4Peace Campaign - Youth and Children consultation on Transitional Justice; Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission

Youth Economic Empowerment: Employment and Entrepreneurship

Youth Economic Empowerment: Employment and Entrepreneurship

We work with our partners and member organisations to promote and provide services around entrepreneurship development, access to finance and business development service, mentoring, networking, skills training and job placements for youth. some of the interventions include: - Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce (GYCC) - Decent Jobs programme - Mentoring and Business development advises

Youth Innovation and ICT

Youth Innovation and ICT

Through our Edukid program we introduce children and youth to ICT skills especially around graphic designing, coding/programming, video-graphy, photography among others. some of the interventions include: - EduKids programmes - Rural Learning centres - Livelihood Skills training in ICT

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Our Vision and Mission

Our Vission

  • A Vibrant and Empowered Council that enhances youth Empowerment for Self Actualization and serve as Centre of Excellence for effective participation in Sustainable National Development.

Our Mision

  • To mobilize and organize youths, through Comprehensive and Systemic programmes for their Empowerment and transformation in to Productive Citizens, with Skills to discover their Worth for greater Participation in Sustainable National development.
Our Vision and Mission

Our Team

Lamin Darboe

Lamin Darboe

Executive Director

Jacqueline SM Sylva

Jacqueline SM Sylva

Admin and Finance Manager

Alagie Jarju

Alagie Jarju

Programme Manager

Mberry Jobe - Sonko

Mberry Jobe - Sonko

Programme Officer (Registration and Networking)

Bulung Jarjusey

Bulung Jarjusey

Assistant Admin and Finance Officer

Mariama Sima

Mariama Sima

Programme Officer (Communications and Advocacy)

Fatou Bojang

Fatou Bojang

Private Secretary

Awa Jarju

Awa Jarju

Records Officer

Isatou Njie

Isatou Njie

Procurement Officer

Kebba Sumareh

Kebba Sumareh

Driver

Ebrima Jammeh

Ebrima Jammeh

Driver

Sainey Manneh

Sainey Manneh

IT Support Staff (MOYS)

Programmes/Projects

We are currently working with Government and Development partners such as UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, YEP among others to implement youth empowerment and development projects across the country. All the implemented projects are in line with the Gambia National Youth Policy and the National Development Plan of the Gambia.

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Status of Youth in The Gambia

Population of Youth

65%

Youth UnEmployment

38%

Poverty Rate

85%

Educated Youth

49%