of Youth & Sports
MOYS Banjul capital office
The Quadrangle building
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: 4496386 (Assist. Director)
(Director - Bakau)
Fax: 422 5267
National Youth Council: Tel: 4225265 / 4225266
The Ministry of Youth & Sports (MOYS) in Gambia
is responsible for meeting policy issues as well as
co-operating with donor agencies for the youth development
It supervises the groundwork and implementation of all
youth programs and related activities and enables the
monitoring and assessment of these programs through
its coordinators in all Government Departments and Regions.
It is also responsible for creating partnerships with
other related sectors involved youth activities.
ii) National Youth Council
The council is responsible for coordinating the different
projects operated by various youth organisations as
well as playing an active role in their promotion around
HIV/AIDS Youth Policy:
The Ministry of Youth & Sports has a program set
in place to tackle the issue of AIDS among the youth
population. The policy highlights the issue as being
a major challenge that needs to be tackled throughout
the policy implementation. This is carried out through
the National Network of Youth on Population and Reproductive
Health with the assistance of NGOs such as UNICEF and
The policy is primarily aimed at those aged between
13-30 years of age with special focus on those who are
currently infected or disadvantaged by the disease.
To enable the youth of the Gambia to talk about their
personal experiences with their peers through training,
counselling and advocacy. This will include One of the
components of the plan is the promotion of dialogue
between young people living with the Aids/HIV virus
and their communities and to make sure they monitor
their health requirement in relation to the virus.
The implementation plan will generally cover the HIV/Aids
Rapid Response Project (HARP).