National Launching of the Programme for Accelerated Community Development (PACD)

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State House, Banjul, 14th October 2021: The Government of The Gambia, through the
Department of Strategic Policy and Delivery, Office of the President of The Gambia, will launch
the Programme for Accelerated Community Development (PACD) in The Gambia on 15th
October 2021, at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center, Bijilo.
In line with the National Development Plan (2018-2021), the PACD aims to improve access of
rural populations to essential social services through the establishment of socio-economic
infrastructure. Five regions across The Gambia are benefitting from the implementation of the
pilot phase.
The ultimate objective of the PACD is to address poverty and inequality with particular emphasis
on reducing the urban, rural divide concerning rural infrastructure and for government to respond
to social demands. The Gambia Government has provided the funds for the Pilot Phase, while
the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing it. The United Nations
Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) supports the accelerated, multi-pronged, participatory, and
accountable delivery of services, particularly to remote populations.
The pilot phase focused on four main areas; Electricity, Water, Road Infrastructure and Food
Security with sub-components on labour-saving devices and exotic livestock breeds for increased
milk production.
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His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of The Republic of The Gambia, will launch the
programme. Senior Government Officials, Development Partners, Civil Society Organisations,
UN Agencies, the Diplomatic and Consular Corps, Service Chiefs, representatives of beneficiary
communities and media houses will grace the occasion.
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