Contact Address Details:
National Commission for Unesco
Banjul Head Office
14/15 Marina Parade
PO Box 1133, Banjul
Fax: 422 5297
of the Gambia to UNESCO
Maison de l'UNESCO Bureau MR24 1
rue Miollis 75732
The National Federation
The Gambia UNESCO Clubs and Centres
NAFGUC is a voluntary
PO Box 4611
Telephone number. 4225275
The Gambia was inaugurated into the membership of UNESCO on
the 1st August, 1973. In 1983 the National Commission for
(NATCOM) was set up to act as an intermediary link between
the Government of The Gambia
and UNESCO as well as to guarantee active participation in
and education programmes.
This was the result of a Cabinet decision taken the year before
(11 March 1982) to establish the body in The Gambia.
The NATCOM secretariat also co-ordinates the
Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) programmes in the
country. Furthermore it cooperates with the office in Dakar (BREDA).
Members of the commission are chosen from different
institutions and Non-governmental organisations working in UNESCO's
areas of activity. The
Secretary General is secretary of the commission and head of the
Since 1973 UNESCO has had a keen commitment to supporting development
initiatives in The Gambia with a particular emphasis on
education, communication, science as well as the culture of peace,
women's issues and HIV/AIDS among others.
Structure of The Commission
• A Commission comprised of 6 members, which meets
Ad-hoc meetings can also be assembled as required;
• 6 Technical
Committees, which correspond with UNESCO's fields of competence:
Culture, Science, Communication, Education and Water Resources
control. These Committees meet as required, each of
them being made up of 5 people.
Committees or Sub-Committees:
There are 5 technical committees, for education, science, culture,
communication and the 'Man and the Biosphere' programme.