Aug 30, 2021, 1:02 PM
The World Food Programme(WFP) last Tuesday handed over six(6) newly constructed airport canopies to The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) as part of its COVID-19 support to The Gambia Government.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship 2021 cohort are Burama Dampha, Ida Faal, Aji Sainey Kah, Lala Touray, Esther King, Amadou G. Jallow and Samba Jaiteh. They completed the fellowship in the following subject areas: Business Leadership, Public Management and Civic Leadership.
CDA Scott explained that the Mandela Washington Fellowship chooses established young leaders with a proven record in initiating and promoting positive change in their communities.
Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray congratulated the fellows on their achievements and outlined examples from her own work and activism to encourage them to continue bringing positive change in their communities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s fellowship was virtual and fellows demonstrated outstanding resilience. Secretary of State Blinken in his remarks at Mandela Washington Summit recognized Amadou Jallow, a Public Management fellow, for his goal of creating a regulatory framework for clean energy technologies in The Gambia.
Since inception in 2014, The Gambia has named 51 Mandela Washington Fellows. The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the United States’ signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
The government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday launched an ambitious regional rice value-chain development project worth about 30 million dollars at a local hotel.
At least 36 students and four staff at the Media Academy for Journalism and Communication (MAJaC), were recently capacitised on issues relating to tax administration.
United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday handed over wash emergency materials to The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS). The materials are meant for thecontingency prepositioning to Gambia Red Cross Society branches for emergency response in The Gambia.