The National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) is a biennial event which is meant to bring young people from all over the country and beyond to share their experiences and dilate on issues that affect their lives.NAYCONF has been held on five occasions by The Gambia National Youth Council namely in the Upper River Region (Basse) 2001, Banjul 2004, Western Region (Brikama)2006, North Bank Region (Farafenni)2008 and Kanifing Municipality (Bakau) 2010. It has enjoyed the support of the Gambia Government, UN agencies, NGOs, Private Sectors and civil society institutions.

The National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) is a forum conducted every two years on rotational bases and delegates are drawn from each of the seven administrative areas.

The delegates participate in the following areas:

·         Conference

·         Sporting activities

·         Cultural activities

The main objective of Nayconf is to enable young people to discuss on their various challenges and come up with recommendation for the Government and other partner’s interventions. It also helps to identify talents in sports and culture.