Jun 24, 2011, 2:53 PM
Confirmed reports reaching this paper have it that Oley Dibba-Wadda, a Gambian national and International Development Specialist, has been appointed as the Executive Director for the Pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation, known as the Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE).
FAWE, whose Africa Regional headquarters is based in
Mrs Dibba-Wadda has until recently been working with Oxfam Great Britain in the United Kingdom as Global Gender Adviser and is also the current chair of the Board of Directors for Concern Universal, a UK-based International Non-Governmental Organisation with offices in The Gambia.
Mrs Dibba-Wadda is currently a Doctoral candidate at the
Prior to commencing her PhD assignment, she also managed a multi-country gender equality programme for the Commonwealth Education Fund in the
Mrs Dibba-Wadda also worked with Concern Universal West Africa Regional Office based in The Gambia; the European Development Fund 5th Funded Support to Decentralised Rural Development Programme in The Gambia and the Kairaba Beach Hotel before joining the Commonwealth Education Fund in 2006.
Married to sports personality Bye Malleh Wadda and mother of four, she is the eldest daughter of retired insurance expert Omar Dibba and wife Lucretia Dibba, of Fajara.
Mrs Dibba-Wadda has since taken office in