Bureau in partnership with National Youth Council (NYC) and the Ministry of
lands and regional government has recently trained youth, women and area
councillors in the Central River Region on gender mainstreaming.
Held at the regional education office in Jangjanbureh, the training targets to build the capacity of the women, youth, lady councillors and elected area councillors on gender mainstreaming and their role in national development and the opportunity to participate in decision making in national development. It was funded by UNESCO The Gambia.
Governor Sulayman Barry addressed the participants at the training, reminding them of the importance of their roles in regional and national development. He said youth and women play important role in national development, saying building their capacities helps in preparing them to effectively carry out their responsibilities.
Chairman of Jangjanbureh Area Council, Ebrima Janko Sanneh called on the participants to be effectively participating in the region’s development, saying the future of the region entirely depend on them at this moment.
Executive director of Women Bureau Fanta Bai Secka said a country cannot be developed in the absence of youth and women, saying it is necessary to train the participants to improve their understanding on gender issues.
Amadou Cham, assistant director of research and focal person of the Inclusive Participation of Women and Youth in local government administration project, commended the participants for their effective participation in the training.
Monitoring and evaluation coordinator of Women Bureau, Omar Kanteh and Mberry Jobe, programme officer of networking and registration at National Youth Council both observed that the training will go a long way in helping young women and area councillors to be fully aware about the matters discussed and to contribute in national development.