At a glance

The Gambia was one of the first country in Africa to finalize and adopt the SEforALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus. The Agenda envisages full electricity access at the household level in urban areas and at the community level in rural areas by 2030, and universal access to clean cookstoves. The Gambia intends to achieve these targets with a combination of grid extension and mini grids and isolated systems and, crucially, it set a high target of renewable electricity to be achieved by 2030 of 48% (that includes hydro power shared with Senegal and Guinea from the OVSG). 

The Gambia’s SEforALL Investment Prospectus was designed to provide an approach for operationalising the Gambia SEforALL Action Agenda by identifying and developing a set of implementable programmes and projects, including their investment requirements, that can be presented to potential private and public investors. The IP includes 18 concept notes or project ideas at various stages of development that address all three SEforALL long-term objectives.

The SEforALL focal Point is in the Ministry of Energy. 


Map of Gambia

Country contacts

Kemo K. Ceesay

Director of Energy


SEforALL Action Agenda Objectives2030
Electricity Access, national100%
Access to non-solid fuels, national 100%
Renewable Energy Output48%
Energy Efficiencyn.a.
Country Action DocumentsStatus
Rapid AssessmentFinalized
Action AgendaFinalized
Investment ProspectusFinalized

Country statistics

Access to electricity (% of population)42.1%42.7%45.2%47.8%
Urban (% of urban population)63.8%42.7%66.6%69%
Rural (% of rural population)14.1%13.3%14.4%15.5%
Access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (% of population)3.9%3.2%3.3%3.3%
Population, total1.7 Million1.8 Million1.9 Million2.0 Million
Renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption)50.2%49.8%48.1%-
Renewable electricity output (% of total electricity output)----
Electric power consumption (kWh per capita)----
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