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Activista holds sensitization on education and climate change

May 4, 2011, 2:52 PM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Activista, in collaboration with Action Aid The Gambia, recently held a two-day workshop on global climate change, education on campaigning, social media and fight against hunger.

ActionAid officials, students as well as the media attended the two-day workshop held at the Christian Council’s head office on MDI road.

The theme of the workshop was centred on the way forward and the work of Activista in The Gambia.

Delivering his presentation at the forum, Lamin Saidykhan, Coordinator of AYCAH/Activista The Gambia, said Activista is currently operating in 28 countries worldwide and its main objective is to fight against hunger.

He added that 65 per cent of the world population are young; that is why Activista is targeting the involvement of the youth.

He emphasised that the youth are the key instrument of development of every country in the world.

Also speaking at the workshop, Ousainou O. Jallow, former coordinator of Activista, said the organisation is training young people on capacity building worldwide.

According to Mr Jallow, the work of Activista rests on four main pillars which include national building, shared learning and global campaign setting of other networks.

The organisation’s main aim is to set up national platform, said the former Activista coordinator, adding that they are working hard to ensure the impact of the activities of Activista are felt in all parts of the country.

Other speakers on the occasion included, Momodou Jallow, ActionAid Food Right and Capacity Building Manager and Lamin Nyagado of Action Aid The Gambia.