Apr 22, 2009, 6:38 AM
Women Advancement Forum (WAF) Tuesday launched Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Gambia Chapter at the Kairaba Beach Hotel as part of activities of WAF 2014.
WiLAT’s mission is to provide a forum for women engaged in the industry to network and give opportunities for career advancement to empower them in becoming leading professionals in the industry.
Its objective is to promote and encourage the art and science of logistics and transport.
Among its goals are to create awareness and enhance career opportunities for women in the industry, provide access to information sources in the sector for continuous professional development, provide networking opportunities to share best practices, train and mentor women in the industry to make a positive contribution, continuously develop and nurture a talent pipeline for the industry, and drive change in the industry through diversity.
Fatoumatta Jahumpa Ceesay, in her remarks, said women in WiLAT are also part of WAF, who decided to launch the Gambia chapter of WiLAT during WAF 2014 in The Gambia.
Women that are part of WiLAT include the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), the Police, Customs, Riders for Health, Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, Gambia Transport Services, and other women in business and entrepreneurship.
Captain Elizabeth Ennis of GAF said they thanked the WAF for organizing such a great forum for the advancement of women.
She said they the women of The Gambia would do their best to move forward, adding that with Gambian women, “the sky is the limit” because the President “is doing everything possible for the advancement of women.”