The NCCE was created as an independent non-partisan Council under the Constitution. It is task with designing and co-ordinating Civic Education programmes and to serve asthe advocacy component to the National Governance Programme. The Act thus places responsibility on the Council, for sensitisation, information and education of the citizenry,

particularly at the grassroots, of their rights and responsibilities under the constitution.

In executing the legal mandate as a framework for its activities, the NCCE has being enlightening the citizens, to cultivate an environment of democratic continuity in The Gambia that will enable all citizens irrespective of gender, age, religion or political

affiliation, to participate fully in the governance and development process of the country.