D. Fadera, The Gambia’s ambassador to the United States was nominated and
subsequently received the Congresswoman Barbara C. Jordan Award 2019 on July
16, 2019, according to a missive from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad.
The prestigious award was given in recognition of Mr. Fadera’s selfless and distinguished community outreach aimed at engineering positive social transformation for the greatest good of society.
The accolade was presented by Dr. Stephne Coney, CEO and founder, National Stop the Violence Alliance Inc. which is a non-profit organisation that seeks to empower communities through outreach programmes and helping to unite all stakeholders through the principles of non-violence campaign.
In his acceptance speech, Ambassador Fadera offered sincere thanks and appreciation to the CEO Dr. Coney for the huge honour and further noted that this is a reflection of the strong and growing bilateral relations between the government of The Gambia and the United States of America. Ambassador Fadera further agreed with the awarding organisation that the award also took into account the remarkable progress being made by the transitional government under the leadership of Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia following more than two decades of dictatorship and misrule.
Consequently, the management of the Gambian Embassy in Washington, DC, has therefore decided to rededicate this noble award to President Barrow, and the entire people of The Gambia.
Ambassador Fadera pointed out that “awards like this serves as a huge moral booster for recipients to do more.” He thanked Dr. Stephne Coney for the powerful endorsement of the work of Gambians through the Embassy of The Gambia in Washington, DC.