Banjul area WIF HQ
49 Garba Jahumpa Rd.
Bakau New Town
PO Box 94, Banjul
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 4496990
The Worldview International Foundation (WIF) was established
in Banjul, Gambia, in 1991 as a registered NGO with
27 staff, of which 19 are working field staff.
Their main mission is to advocate for better environmental
custodianship i.e. to minimise human activity which
causes degradation of ecosystems such as bushfires,
deforestation for crops and firewood and soil depletion.
WIF's main areas of intervention is partnering with
community leaders and moving image illustrators in liaison
with the Ministry of Forestry & The Environment
to perform village surveys to evaluate local needs,
promoting fuel-efficient cooking stoves, organise training
seminars and workshops on agro-forestry and tree planting
exercises, and family planning sensitisation. Occasionally
students and teachers from outlying areas participate
in tree planting schemes.
The foundation has created a seedling nursery in the
North Bank Region for tree species such as cashew, eucalyptus,
mango, julia-flora, guava, acacia and forest types.
The NGO have also been advancing the establishment of
coppices (woodlots) to reduce deforestation.
From 1993 Worldview has been working with the Ministry
of Information & Communication Infrastructure and
the Dutch on a TV training programme. It founded a Media
Centre staffed by three people and a video-recording
The Media Centre aims to create video programs in the
fields of Environmental sanitation, population, empowerment
of Gambian women and health.