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Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Digitalising The Gambia – Technical assistance to strengthen the ICT sector

This 24-month technical assistance project will provide Gamtel and Gambian regulatory authorities the necessary capacity to implement the regulation and policies of the sector with the delivery of 1/ a business plan, 2/ financial proposals and 3/ robust tendering methods. Eventually Gamtel will acquire broadband technology solutions that will be rolled-out in the Greater Banjul Area (during a pilot phase) and potentially all over the country.

At the end of the project the staff of Gamtel with the support of Gambian regulatory authorities will have the necessary management and business development skills to scale up its technical solutions for Banjul region towards the rest of Gambia including the rural areas, leading to 8,000 more people in the Greater Banjul Area being connected to a quality internet service, with a potential to expand to the whole country.

Those objectives match the Gambian government priorities of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018 – 2021, whose fifth objective is to “Make The Gambia a Digital Nation and create a modern information society” by harnessing the benefits of ICT in all sectors of the economy for inclusive & sustainable development,

Those objectives are in line with the EUTF efforts on youth empowerment, job creation and support to local business environment with a more connected rural areas and supporting the government in providing enhanced and more inclusive services to their citizens, with a significant contribution to an “Improved Governance” in The Gambia.

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2 MARCH 2023
Region and Country
  • Sahel & Lake Chad
  • Greater economic and employment opportunities
  • ENABEL - Belgian Development Agency

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