The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest inter-governmental organization with a membership of 57 states spread over four continents. The OIC organizes the Islamic summit, which is the largest meeting, attended by the Rulers and the Heads of State and Government of its member states. The Islamic Summit takes policy decisions and provides guidance on all issues pertaining to the realization of its objectives as provided for by the OIC Charter and consider other issues of concern to the Member States and the Ummah. This meeting is held once every three (3) years.

The 15th Heads of State and Government Summit will be held in The Gambia in 2022. The Government of The Gambia set up the OIC-Gambia Secretariat to lead government’s efforts to host the summit. Six priority projects have been identified by the Secretariat; they are The Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Centre which was inaugurated in January 2020 by the President H.E Adama Barrow, road infrastructure, VVIP airport and terminal renovation, King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Hotel, VIP cars and delegate transportation and Security.

Project highlights

  • 20 new roads across 50km. The Bertil Harding highway will be expanded to a dual carriage from the airport to Sting Corner
  • A new water system will be constructed including new boreholes, new water treatment plants, and new transmission and water distribution networks
  • The Oicgambia project will increase by twofold, the current capacity of NAWEC transformers and modernize overhead electric cables
  • The capacity of the police will be improved with modern apparatus and technical training
  • The Oicgambia project will include a 5star hotel
  •  First class mobility
  • VVIP experience at the Banjul International Airport

Collectively, the Oicgambia projects will: Create jobs, decongest traffic, ease the movement of goods and services, boost local commerce, and stabilize water and electricity supply.