Jan 13, 2021, 11:15 AM
Sheikh Essa Darboe was last week elected president of The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council replacing its longtime leader, Alh. Muhammad Lamin Touray.
The distribution was conducted in partnership with the European Union, Eco-zones, and Apexes.
AAITG, has redoubled its support in terms of relief, to the vulnerable, especially youth and women, since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, this has visibly complemented The Gambia government’s national response plan in many ways.
Foday Kanyi, programme lead -Resilience Livelihoods & Climate Justice, EU-AER Project Coordinator, pointed out that the pandemic has also compounded the existing gender inequality and access to gender-responsive public services and safeguarding issues beyond the immediate health concerns, short, medium and long-term impact are expected on household incomes, livelihood options, food systems, food security and nutrition situation of people living in poverty.
“ActionAid International has conducted a participatory need assessment which reveals that COVID-19 has made access to sanitary pads more difficult for young girls in the rural Gambia”, he said
The government’s plan focuses on among other things: scaling-up and strengthening all aspects of preparedness and response including coordination, surveillance, case management, communication, and social mobilization, psychosocial as well as logistics and safety measures.
However, during the need’s assessment, Kanyi observed, it was recommended that food or cash can be also be given as a form of support to the most vulnerable households. And It is against this background that AAITG’s support is premised on.
Meantime, AAITG is aware of the effective and a well-coordinated response plan through the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) who is mandated to coordinate all disaster and emergency issues in the country.
The organization wishes to at the end of the support, make a participatory Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) to determine the effectiveness and relevance of the response.
Beakanyang (Seeking Equal Opportunities for All), one of the leading Civil Society Organisations in the country on December 10th, joined the rest of the world to commemorate International Human Rights Day in Basse, Upper River Region.
Transaction represents the Network’s first investment since official set up in January 2020.
BANJUL (August 12th, 2020) – The Gambia Angel Investors Network (GAIN) announced its maiden investment in Daraja Ltd on July 15th 2020.