Why Science? Technology? Innovation?

In The Gambia, efforts are being made to harness STI in order to improve the country‘s health conditions, environment with due considerations to climate change, gender disparities, agriculture and engineering initiatives, poverty alleviation, disaster risk reduction and management, transportation, as well as other areas of national development. It is therefore, important to raise society‘s awareness of the need for the development of STI in all the sectors and its role in the overall national development. This will contribute effectively to the challenges that society encounters to improve and implement STI policy objectives in conformity with the country‘s ethical, social, cultural norms and values.


What We Do

  1. Provision of quality tertiary and higher education, research, science, technology and innovation for socio-economic development.
  2. Providing access and equal opportunities for all capable Gambians to participate to their full potential in knowledge and skills acquisition and application;
  3. Transforming the University of The Gambia (UTG) and other public institutions into reputable world-class institutions and centres of excellence;
  4. Repositioning STI and R&D as the main drivers for wealth creation, economic development and social progress.

Our History