National Cybersecurity Strategy 2016


To create safe and secure cyberspace for the Government, businesses, and citizens of The Gambia, a more resilient critical information infrastructure, as well as better-integrated participation in international initiatives related to strengthening cybersecurity and prevention of cybercrime across the world.


The strategy is based on the following principles:

  • Inclusiveness of public policy
  • Cross-disciplinary approach
  • Lifecycle approach
  • Action-oriented strategy
  • Clarity of roles and responsibilities
  • Threat Neutral Balance between security and Privacy
  • Implementation

The Strategy is focused on the following 5 priority goals:

  • Develop and enhance awareness, training, and education in cyber security
  • Establish and develop institutional governance and capabilities in cybersecurity
  • Ensure the protection of information systems, in particular, those underlying important services
  • Develop the Legal and Regulatory Framework on cybersecurity
  • Foster national and international cooperation