Council for Civic Education (NCCE) and The Association of Non-Governmental
Organisations (TANGO) Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for
the implementation of a project entitled “Strengthening Human Rights and Good
Governance in The Gambia” also referred to as the “Democracy Project.”
The project is funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and will be implemented over a two-year period, from April 2019 to March, 2020. It is an awareness creation and advocacy project that will seek to engage all sectors of The Gambian society in a drive to contribute towards the country’s democratisation process.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, TANGO Executive Director Ousman Yabo said NCCE will be implementing a major component of the project, which is Civic Education. He said this is due to its mandate and expertise in terms of civic education and awareness creation in communities especially the grassroots.
Mr. Yabo reaffirmed TANGO’s confidence in NCCE in the implementation of the project, noting that NCCE is the right partner for the project. “This is not the first time the two institutions are partnering as they have successfully implemented similar projects in the past.”
Chairman of NCCE, Alh Sering Fye said they are happy for the trust and confidence TANGO had in them as one of their partners in the implementation of the two years project which, among others aimed at strengthening democracy and good governance in The Gambia through civic education.
Mr. Fye said NCCE’s mandates include the creation and sustaining of civic awareness among citizens to cultivate an environment of democratic continuity in The Gambia that will enable all citizens to participate fully in the governance and development process. He affirmed that TANGO has indeed chosen the right partner for the implementation of the civic education component of the project.
He assured TANGO of NCCE’s willingness and commitment to collaborate and cooperate throughout the course of the implementation of the project especially in the area of civic education in communities across the country as stated in the MOU.