The Oicgambia Secretariat was established in May 2018 to lead the government of The Gambia’s efforts to host the 14th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in The Gambia in May 2019. However, due to time constraints, the 2019 Gambia summit was postponed to 2022. The Secretariat is a charitable organization under the purview of the Office of the President.

Mandate

To mobilize resources, identify and implement key infrastructural projects, and successfully organize the hosting of the 15th Islamic Summit Conference in 2022

Vision

To deliver a successful and memorable OIC summit while contributing to the economic, social and infrastructural development of The Gambia

Structure

The Governing Board of the Secretariat consist of the President of the Republic of The Gambia, Vice President, Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Justice, Minister for Tourism, Minister for Transport, Works, and Infrastructure, Minister for Lands and Regional Government, Minister for Interior, the Secretary-General and Head of Civil Services, and the Secretary to the Cabinet.

 

The Secretariat

The Secretariat is headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and assisted by a Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO). The  management comprises the following heads of department: Human Resources and Admin, Finance and Accounts, Brand and Communication, and Project Management.  

The CEO also serves as the bridge between the executive committee (board) and the implementing committees.

Stakeholders and Implementing Partners

The key stakeholders of the Secretariat are: The National Roads Authority (NRA), Ministry of Transport, Works, and Infrastructure, National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), and The Gambia Telecommunications Company (Gamtel). They are executing agencies that implement the various development and infrastructural projects overseen by the Secertariat.   

The Secretariat in collaboration with key stakeholders has established the Project Management Office (PMO), Project Coordination Office (PCO), and Project Implementation Unit (PIU) for quick delivery, smooth coordination and collaboration among the various units.

Strategic Intent

To provide the necessary resources for The Gambia to deliver a successful and memorable OIC through:

- Constituting a Supervisory Board for strategic direction and approvals (Governance)

- Mobilizing adequate financial resources to fund the programs designed for the OIC Summit

- Improving accessibility with new strategic and renovated roads across the country

- Providing first-class accommodation facilities

- Selling The Gambia as a “go-to” destination for hosting international conferences

- Providing opportunities for job creation especially for the youth and women

- Partnering with the private sector