About Us

ADWAC was set up in September 1996 by Gambians following the closure of Save the Children –USA, an international organization that operated in the NBD for 14 years. ADWAC is a registered non-sectarian, non-partisan development organization that pursues a programme of integrated rural development to bring about sustainable improvement in rural living conditions, with particular emphasis being placed upon the wellbeing of women and children. ADWAC currently employs over 35 staffs and works in five of the six regions of the Gambia namely: North Bank Region, Central River Region (North & South),Upper River Region –North,  Lower River Region and the West Coast Region but has its headquarters in Kerewan the regional capital of the North Bank Region. It has a strong network of field based staffs posted at strategic locations across its coverage areas with responsibility for coordination, supervision, monitoring and reporting on all ADWAC’s activities in given areas as well as serve as the link between ADWAC and beneficiary communities.


To contribute to sustainable improvements in the lives and livelihoods of the poor, especially women and children in the Gambia


Empowered people living a dignified life free of poverty

Development philosophy

Giving local people the opportunity to identify their own needs and to play an active role in addressing them through a holistic development programme in a way that is culturally sensitive and community-centred.

Strategic Objectives

Promote sustainable agriculture and control over natural resources to improve lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable rural women 

Who we are

ADWAC works within a multi sectoral framework called the eco-zone approach . Each component part within this multi sectoral framework compliments the efforts of other components. 

Where we work

We work with community people and partners to sustainably improve the quality of life of women and children in the Gambia

You can read more about our Mission and Objectives here.