UNESCO in collaboration with ITAG and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (MoCDE), launched the UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators Assessment in The Gambia on Tuesday the 16th May 2023 at the Paradise Suites Hotel. 

The IUIs framework is a multifaceted research tool designed to achieve substantive and wide-ranging findings that will have real value to policymakers, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders, thereby improving the quality of policymaking and practice. A multistakeholder advisory board (MAB) has been established to improve the standard, reliability, and transparency of the national evaluation processes. The MAB is composed of experienced individuals from various stakeholders including governments (regulatory and policymaking bodies), academic, technical community, private sector, journalists and media organizations, civil society, individual Internet users, UN agencies and intergovernmental groups.