Capacity Development (Training & Support)
In October 2017, the MSDG Project delivered professional executive training for 80 senior government officials, and business and civil society leaders on ‘Optimising Actual, Virtual and Circular Diaspora Return’ and ‘Operational Excellence (OpEx) and the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals’. The ground-breaking training was formally launched by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, together with the UN Resident Coordinator, the Secretary to the Cabinet and Permanent Secretary of the Personnel Management Office (PMO). Between 2017 and 2021, MSDG also convened six Technical Roundtables, mainly on the theme of diaspora finance and investment.
The MSDG Project, in partnership with PMO, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other institutions, will continue to deliver a portfolio of professional and technical training, coaching and mentoring schemes for government officials, diplomats and other Gambian professionals. The professional development topics and accredited training include:
Gambian Migration, Diaspora and Development (MDD)
Consular Service and Diaspora Diplomacy (CSDD)
Public Sector Reform (PSM)
The training courses are accredited by the UK Certification Service for Continuing Professional Development (CPDUK).
The schedule for the initial set of training workshops is as follows: