Honourable Alieu K. Jammeh was the Minister of Youth and Sports in The Gambia. He has a distinguished career within public services, together with his higher level of experience in public administration, capacity building, conflict prevention, Governance, humanitarian work, peace building, post-conflict recovery and research. He acquired a broader education and training portfolios in:

  • Masters in Post-War Recovery Studies, July 2003, at University of York, United Kingdom
  • Masters in Political Science, October 2000, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
  • Bachelors in Public Administration, June 1997, Uganda.

Work Experience:

Directorate of Planning and Quality Assurance, University of The Gambia.

Hon. Minister, Ministry of Youth and Sports. February, 2012 – January, 2017

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports. June 2011 – February 2012

Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports. October 2010 – June 2011

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Youth Affairs), Ministry of Youth and Sports. January 2010 – September 2010

Programme Officer, West Africa Network for Peace-building. November 2008 – December 2009

Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports. April 2008 – October 2008

Principal Decentralisation Officer for Planning and Strategy, Directorate of Governance, Ministry of Local Government and Lands. April 2007 – April 2008

Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Culture. February 2005 – March 2007

Deputy Head, Administrative Division, AU Banjul Summit 2006 Coordinating Secretariat, Banjul, The Gambia. April 2006 – September 2006

Administrative Officer, Personnel Management Office, Office of the President, Quadrangle, Banjul, The Gambia. September 1, 2004 – February 28, 2005

Work Placement: “Capacity Building for Peace Building in Africa.” Alliances for Africa, INGO, Unit 10, Aberdeen Centre, 24 Highbury Grove, London, N5 2EA, United Kingdom. March 1, 2002 – May 21, 2002

Field Visit: Analysing the situation of, and the relations between Internally Displaced Persons and Host Communities. Sri Lanka, December 7, 2001 – December 19, 2001

Executive Trainee: Guaranty Trust Bank (Gambia) Ltd, The Gambia, August 2001- October 2001

Internship, Conflict Resolution Program, The Carter Centre, 453 Freedom Parkway, One Copenhill, Atlanta, GA 30307, U.S.A., January-April 2001

Internship: Researched on the AIDS epidemic in Uganda, and its impact, World Health Organisation, Uganda, 1996

Programme Officer: Non-Formal Education, Ministry of Education, The Gambia, July 1994 – December 1994



  • Award of Excellence for outstanding contribution in advancing Youth and Employment, Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN), Washington, DC, USA, September 2016
  • UNICEF National Child Friendly Ministerial Award of the Year, 2013 (Merit Award)
  • National Award (Officer of the Republic of The Gambia – ORG), awarded in 2012
  • Certified Regional Trainer on Conflict Prevention for Civilian Actors, West Africa Civil Society Institute (WASCI), Ghana, June 2009
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Award, 2001
  • College Scholarship, M.A. Upper Second Class Honours, 1998
  • College Scholarship, B.A. Upper Second Class Honours, 1994