Dr. Ismaila Ceesay receives prestigious pan-African humanitarian award

Monday, November 19, 2018
A leading Gambian political science professor Dr. Ismaila Ceesay has been conferred with the prestigious “Pan-African Humanitarian Award for Excellence in Social Leadership and Community Impact.” Dr. Ceesay has been hailed for his “outstanding” leadership qualities, exceptional contribution and persistent efforts to Africa’s development through several bold policies and innovative initiatives geared towards building a prosperous, sustainable, regionally integrated globally competitive Gambia and by extension Africa. The award ceremony was held in Rabat, Morocco. The Pan-African Humanitarian Summit/Awards is an annual event conceived to identify pertinent issues in Africa with a view to providing a holistic and multi-dimensional approach to sustainable peace and development in Africa. “This award category is for the bravest and most daring, as well as the most strategically sound and forward-looking personality with measurable achievement in championing progressive socio-economic development in Africa, Brigadier General Dr. Ambassador Wallace Williams, the Award Advisory Board Chairman said. He said the conferment is based on Dr. Ceesay’s outstanding leadership qualities, exceptional contribution and persistent efforts to Africa’s development through several bold policies and innovative initiatives geared towards building a prosperous, sustainable, regionally integrated, globally competitive Gambia and by extension Africa. He said the noble pace has set him apart as a role model for others to follow, explaining that it was in 2015 when African leaders adopted Agenda 2063 as the continent’s new long-term vision and strategic framework formulated for the purpose of guiding Africa’s socio-economic transformation. Aside from the award, Dr. Ceesay was a Guest-Speaker at the fourth edition of the Pan African Humanitarian Summit/Award which was held on 13 and 14 November on the theme “Africa, My Home: an inclusive participation for Africa’s development.”
Author: Pa Modou Cham
Source: Picture: political science professor Dr. Ismaila Ceesay