Gambia Diaspora Month (15 Dec to 14 Jan)
As part of the MSDG Project, on 23 September 2017, the President of The Gambia declared 15 December to 14 January as Gambian Diaspora Month (GDM). Many members of the Gambian diaspora visit the country during the Christmas and New Year period. By designating GDM, the Government of The Gambia facilitates focus of attention on positive diaspora action. Groups and organisations may coordinate amongst themselves, and schedule their diaspora-related events during this period. This will create synergies and increase the opportunity for people to attend multiple diaspora-related events.
The annual ‘Stake in the Nation Forum’ will be one of many events taking place during Gambia Diaspora Month. Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, as well as NGOs and development partners are encouraged to schedule consultations and events during GDM, as a means of increasing diaspora engagement. GDM will be coordinated by the Gambia Diaspora Directorate.