Migration and Sustainable Development in The Gambia

Consultative Dialogue
Organised by
GK Partners & Office of the President
(Government of The Gambia)

REPORT OF THE
SECOND STAKE IN THE NATION FORUM

SNF2 Keynote Address:
His Excellency President Adama Barrow

VENUE: Coco Ocean Resort & Spa, Bijilo, The Gambia
DATE: Saturday, 12 January 2019
TIME: 9am to 7pm

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SNF2 RECORDING

RECORDING OF THE SECOND STAKE IN THE NATION FORUM

SNF2 Keynote Address: His Excellency President Adama Barrow,
Delivered by the Vice President, H.E. Ousainu A.N.M. Darboe

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 9am to 7pm

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“Some of you are regular visitors to The Gambia, and others have suffered the pain and isolation of exile, caused by 22 years of dictatorship. Yet, all of you, through different ways,
have maintained your emotional and
developmental ties with our great country”

H.E. President Adama Barrow – 23 September 2017

Gambian Diaspora Strategy Booklet

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GAMBIAN DIASPORA
EIGHTH REGION OF THE GAMBIA

DIASPORA STRATEGY

Phase 2 of the MSDG project focuses on:

Accredited training and CPD on Consular Services and Diaspora Diplomacy (CSDD), and Public Sector Management (PSM);
Diaspora engagement and the annual Stake in the Nation Forum (SNF);
Facilitation of diaspora voting and participation in municipal, national, regional and international policy processes;
Support the development of the Gambia Diaspora Directorate (GDD);
Reducing the cost of remittances and issuance of Diaspora Bonds;
Gambian Diaspora Technical Support (GDTS) and diaspora investment

Partnership between GK Partners, Swiss Government & Gambia Government

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Diaspora Strategy
(Research & Surveys)
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Gambia Diaspora
Directorate
Gambia Diaspora Month
(15 Dec to 14 Jan)
Remittances
& Investment
Stake in the Nation Forum
(Annual Event)
Capacity Development
(Training & Support)
Gambia House Model
(Diaspora Diplomacy)
Diaspora Networks
(Organisations & Groups)
Rabat Process
(Euro-African Dialogue)
Global & Bi-Lateral Engagement

Gambia Diaspora Directorate

Working in partnership with the Gambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the MSDG Project will undertake research and consultations, and design the structure of a Gambia Diaspora Directorate (GDD). The consultations will include negotiations with the Ministry of Finance, other relevant government bodies, and international development partners. GDD will be a service-delivery directorate that facilitates the optimum participation and contribution of the diaspora in Gambian development.

One of the Deputy Permanent Secretaries of MOFA has been appointed as Focal Point for the MSDG Project and the creation of GDD. The Directorate will take the lead in implementing many aspects of the Diaspora Strategy, through direct service delivery, as well as liaison and coordination of actions and activities with different governmental and non-governmental and international bodies. It will also coordinate the Gambia Diaspora Month (15 December to 14 January).

GDD will also work closely with the Ministry of Interior to facilitate effective intergovernmental and inter-agency collaboration regarding the Gambian Migration Policy. The MSDG Project, through GDD will support the implementation of a national migration policy that reflects the provisions of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the emergent Global Compact on Migration, with the ultimate aim of ‘migration being a choice, not a desperate necessity for Gambians’.