Commonwealth SG nominates MoYS DPS as a Member of CABOS


The Commonwealth Secretary-General has nominated Mr. Musa Mbye, Deputy Permanent Secretary Technical at the Ministry of Youth and Sports as a member of the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sports (CABOS) from 2023 to 2025.

Musa Mbye a specialist in youth and community development work joined the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 1992 as a Youth Assistant Volunteer. In 1995 he was appointed by the Public Service Commission.

His nomination came barely months after his nomination by Government of the Gambia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports in November 2022.

Mr. Mbye served in different portfolios including Executive Director – NYSS, Director of Planning and Programmes of the Ministry, he also served as Deputy Housing Manager Leicester YMCA in the UK.

DPS Mbye holds a Master of Arts Degree in Youth and Community Education from De Montfort University in the UK, A CYP Advance Diploma in Youth Work and Development from the University of Zambia.

Mr. Mbye holds a series of certificates including Emergency First Aid in the Workplace, and peer Health Education.

DPS Mbye organized as well as attending a series of National and International Youth Forums and Conferences as well as entrepreneurship training workshops, and Youth Leadership training workshops/seminars.


The Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS) was established by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at its meeting in Abuja in 2003 and endorsed by the Commonwealth Sports Ministers in Athens in 2004.

CABOS is responsible for advising the Commonwealth Secretary-General and member governments to ensure strong government engagement and representation in the development of its policy and action-oriented recommendations in alignment with the values and aspirations enshrined within the Commonwealth Charter.

Its mandate is to advise the Commonwealth Secretary-General and member governments on sport policy issues, particularly related to Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) and protecting the integrity of sport.

The volunteer body of up to 15 members is appointed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General.

CABOS membership is drawn from every region of the Commonwealth and includes governments and representatives of the sports community, youth, and academia.

While CABOS members are selected based on competency, expertise, and experience, a key guiding principle is that the body is representative of the diversity inherent to the Commonwealth.

Since its inception, CABOS has been an ardent, evidence-based advocate for sport for development and peace and protecting the integrity of sport, and has become a clearinghouse for research, submissions to ministers, and examples of 'good practice'.

CABOS is an independent body providing advice on sport policy issues, particularly as it relates to Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) and protecting the integrity of sports. CABOS reports to the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meetings, and, through the Commonwealth Secretariat, to member governments and key stakeholders.