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Seven Gambian youth leaders attend sub-regional Youth Camp in Nigeria

Sep 23, 2013, 10:56 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Seven Gambian youth leaders on Sunday left Banjul for Lagos, Nigeria, to attend a five-day integrity youth camp from 23 to 27 September 2013.

The group includes Lamin Darboe of Your Change for A Change, Nfamara Jawneh of Beakanyang Kafo, Jainaba Faye of National Youth Parliament, Satang Nabaneh of Think Young Women, Ndey Ngoneh Jeng of Balafong/Fong4life, Sait Matty Jaw of FLARE, and Jabel Ceesay of GAPD.

The camp is being organised by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) of Nigeria in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Transparency International for youth leaders from Anglophone West Africa (Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia and Sierra Leone).

Speaking to this reporter shortly before their departure,Nfamara Jawneh of Beakanyang Kafo disclosed that the camp seeks to bring together youth leaders from various sectors to empower them to use their dynamism and innovative minds to promote integrity and public accountability.

“It also seeks to provide youth with tools to enhance their efforts as agents of change in their respective communities as relates to fighting corruption,” he said.

According to him, the camp would also provide participants the opportunity to exchange innovative approaches, ideas and best practices from different countries of the sub-region towards improving transparency, accountability and participation in their respective communities.

He thanked the organizers for the invitation extended to the Gambian youth leaders to participate in an important forum of this nature.

Meanwhile, the Gambian team is expected back home on 29 September 2013.