Gambia Broadband Strategic Plan 2020-2024


To create and establish an economy and society that thrives on broadband impacting lives, governance, business processes with unlimited opportunities for all citizens.


Specific Objectives, Priority Areas, Expectations, and Implementation Structure

The specific objectives of the Strategy are to have;

  • I. An accessible, high-speed, and reliable broadband network in The Gambia that supports the broadband target of 5 Mbps for all subscribers and users.
  • II. The right and relevant policy, regulation, and institutional frameworks developed in order to facilitate broadband uptake and delivery.
  • III. A realistic governance structure for the delivery of the broadband strategy including a collaborative framework on delivery with not less than 80% digital literacy within the government workforce.
  • IV. Conducive environment for content creation more specifically local content, applications, and digital literacy in schools to not less than 95%.
  • V. Funded innovation programs for the youth to become more creative and productive through recognized and workable business and investment models for broadband on the open access principle.
  • VI. Increasing access to broadband coverage to more than 90% of the population by 2024 including all local government districts in the country.
  • VII. A clear and acceptable framework for the management of the national backbone and an adopted strategy for implementing the last mile connectivity.
  • VIII. Regulatory measures for addressing the constraints of both supply and demand side of broadband. 

The following ICT4D Policy priority areas were considered to guide the outline of the strategy:

  • I. Facilitating socio-economic growth and development of the country by deploying appropriate ICT systems and solutions
  • II. Achieving good governance and transparent government through ICT
  • III. Strengthening the country’s global competitiveness and the promotion of private sector development
  • IV. Enhancing the ability of citizens to utilize ICT in their conduct of various business activities through new skills under special human capital development.