ActionAid International The Gambia has concluded a three-day retreat at the Paradise Suites Hotel. The staff retreat was one of the recommendations from a Mid-term Review (MTR) on ActionAid’s current Country Strategy Paper, CSPIV (2013-2017). The retreat availed ActionAid leadership the opportunity to critically review and reflect on the findings of the Mid Term Review which resulted in the development of an action plan that will exhaustively facilitate implementation of the key recommendations highlighted in the report.
ActionAid International The Gambia (AAITG) and traditional communicators from Central River and North Bank regions have joined hands in the fight against climate change. Recently, ActionAid trained fifteen traditional communicators locally referred to as ‘Kanyelengs’ from these regions on climate change, climate resilient sustainable agriculture (CRSA), early warning systems (EWS) to enable them develop messages for various outreach programs. The training was conducted in the Apex Office in Jareng village, Central River Region of The Gambia from the 4th to 6th February, 2016.
Over fifty women entrepreneurs in the Central River Region have met with representatives of micro finance institutions, MFIs. The meeting, which is the first of its kind for the women, took place in Jarreng with representatives from Reliance Financial Services, the National Association of Cooperative Credit Unions- NACCUG and GAWFA, the Gambia Women’s Finance Association. It comes after the women attended trainings on Business Management, organized as part of activities under the European Commission funded project: Promoting women’s socio-economic rights in the Central River Region.
ActionAid International The Gambia has concluded the training of one hundred and thirty five women entrepreneurs in Niamina East, Niamina West and Niamina Dankunku districts on Business Management.The training was part of activities being implemented under the European Commission funded project: Promoting women’s socio-economic rights in the Central River Region.
The National Women Farmers Association, NAWFA and the Female Lawyers Association of The Gambia, FLAG on Friday 6th June 2014, received two vehicles from ActionAid International The Gambia (AAITG). NAWFA and FLAG are both partners of ActionAid under the project called Promoting women's socio-economic rights in Niamina East, Niamina West and Niamina Dankunku Districtsbeing funded by the European Union. The two vehicles (double cabin pick-ups) will help ease mobility problems in the implementation of project activities.
ActionAid International The Gambia on Friday 28th March signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National Association of Women Farmers, NaWFA and the Female Lawyers Association of The Gambia. The signing ceremony took place at the ActionAid conference room in Kanifing, attended by staff from FLAG, NaWFA and ActionAid. The MOU is in relation to the implementation of a project which ActionAid has signed with the European Commission in The Gambia to the tune of €492,599.78 (almost twenty six million dalasi) funded by the European Union.
Ms. Awa K. Njie from ACTIVISTA The Gambia has been selected to be among the list of MILEAD fellows for 2013. MILEAD is the Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development, an initiative that strives to engage, inspire, and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents who can transform and change institutions that legitimize and perpetuate injustices and discrimination against women. The 2013 Fellows are between the ages of 19 and 25, but are already actively leading change on pertinent issues, both at the grassroots and international level.