Gambia, The

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The Gambia, having left the Commonwealth in 2013, rejoined on 8 February 2018. It is the smallest nation in mainland Africa.


COL’s current work in The Gambia is primarily in the area of teacher education. The Gambia is a member of the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth. Learners from The Gambia have also benefited from COL’s open online courses and other resources.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in The Gambia include:

  • Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
  • The Gambia College
  • University of The Gambia

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Mr Anthony G. Mendy
Director of Tertiary and Higher Education
Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology

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