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National Commissions: UNESCO
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Gambia National Commission for UNESCO
General Information
English NameGambia National Commission for UNESCO
French NameCommission Nationale gambienne pour l'UNESCO

14/15 Marina Parade
PO Box 1133
The Gambia

Mail AddressP.O. Box 1133
Phone(220) 422 52 14
(220) 422 52 75
(220)3361172 / 7561172 (SG mobile)
Fax(220) 422 52 97
E-mailmomodousanneh@hotmail.com; senghoreousman@yahoo.fr
National Commissions Web site on unesco.orghttp://www.unesco.gm/
Correspondence LanguageENGLISH
Office Holders
NameHon. (Mrs) Fatou L. Faye *
StartedSeptember 2004
Type of Appointment* Ex officio
Government PostOther

NameDr Fatoumatta Sisay-Joof
StartedNovember 2008
Government PostOther

NameMr Momodou Sanneh
StartedAugust 2014

NameMrs Maimuna Sidibeh
TitleSenior Programme Officer II
StartedMay 2005
Type of AppointmentAppointed by the board

Date and Method of Creation11 March 1982 by a Cabinet decision
Department attached tounder the supervision of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education
Legislation DatesThe judicial text was accepted01/03/1982 and last revised
LegislationThe National Commission was officially established by a Cabinet decision in March 1982, which stands in the form of a memorandum.
Documentation CentreA documentation centre has been set up and is being fully equipped. It holds approximately 1300 publications
Structure of the CommissionThe National Commission is composed of the following bodies:
- The General Assembly
- 5 Programme Committees
- One ISESCO Advisory Committee
- The Secretariat
Members/CompositionThe National Commission is composed of 10 Members
General AssemblyComposed of 10 members representing the departments of the State (Basic and Secondary Education; and Higher Education, Research and Technology), governmental organizations and institutions, non-governmental organizations, the media and expert individuals.
The General Assembly meets quarterly.
Committees or Sub-CommitteesThere are five technical committees, for education, science, social and human sciences, culture and communication. They meet as frequently as necessary.
Committees/Sub-Committees Details
Number of Committees or Sub-Committees5
PeriodicityEach committee meets when required
Sub-committee Topics[X] Education
[X] Science
[X] Social Sciences
[X] Culture
[X] Communication
Interaction with UNESCO and National Commissions
OverviewThe Gambian National Commission cooperates essentially with the UNESCO Office in Dakar (BREDA), the Senegalese National Commission, the Sierra Leone National Commission, National Commission of Ghana, National Commission of Israel
Gambia National Commission for UNESCO Annual report
TypeAnnual Report
FinancingNational funds
DistributionAll partners