The Gambia National Youth Council (NYC) was established by an act of Parliament in the year 2000 with the main function of co-coordinating all youth programmes in The Gambia. The council in addition to its advocacy role also advise Government on matters affecting young people, mobilise and enhance the participation of young people in national development efforts. Young people constitute over 63% of the population and have innate potentials, which need to be tapped for rapid socio economic transformation. The council works for and with young people across the country.  At national level it work directly with regional/municipal youth committees in seven administrative regions of the Gambia part of the council and district youth committees at regional level part of the regional committees.