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NEA Organized Training on Green Mapping

Feb 25, 2009, 6:24 AM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

As part of their visit to The Gambia, three Graduate students from the St Mary University and their project leader, Dr. Cathy Conrad, Nova Scotia Canada, last Thursday organised a one-day workshop on green mapping for the Members of the KMC Youth Fan Club. The workshop was organised in collaboration with the NEA.

The green mapping aimed to promote participation in sustainable community development, by teaching them map-making as a medium. Green mapping projects, such as the one in KMC, can create perspective changing community portraits which act as comprehensive inventories for decision-making and as practical guides for the residents and tourists.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the lord mayor of KMC, Mr. Yankuba Colley, said that the council is delighted with St Mary's University as well as the relevant stakeholders who made the training possible. He pointed out that KMC is always to the forefront in terms of nation building and the council is expecting more training in order to meet their targets. Mayor Colley pointed out that during his campaign period environment was number one on his campaign agenda.

He asserted that KMC is number one in terms of nation building and "we will continue to be number one."