Tuesday, September 22, 2015

AAPI remains cognizant of the on-going conflicts within Africa

In November 1981, the United Nations passed resolution 36/67 and declared that the third Tuesday of September shall be officially proclaimed and observed as International Day of Peace and shall be devoted to commemorating and reaffirming the principles of peace globally. The adoption of resolution 55/282 in 2001 declared September 21st as a Day of non-violence and ceasefire.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Stakeholders validate 2nd generation NBSAP, launch CHM web portal


The Department of Parks and Wildlife Management in conjunction with other stakeholder institutions on Wednesday 16 September, 2015 converged at the Baobab Holiday Resort in Bijilo to review and validate the 2nd generation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP).

The validation workshop also coincided with the launching of the Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) Web Portal, an ICT tool that has the potential to provide fast information on the state of affairs of the country’s biodiversity.

The occasion brought together participants from the Biodiversity Action Journalists (BAJ Gambia), National Research Institute, Forestry Department, University of the Gambia, National Assembly, Gambia Beekeepers Association, and UNDP among a host of other institutions.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Youths need to be empowered with livelihood skills… says KMYC Chairperson

Youth Campers

The Chairperson of the Kanifing Municipal Youth Committee (KMYC), Mr Lamin Marong has said that young people in the Gambia like other young people in most developing countries needs to be informed, trained, and empowered with Live and Livelihood Skills to be able to vanquish problems affecting them in their day-to-day development endeavors.
Marong, who was speaking on Sunday, 13 September, 2015 at the opening ceremony of the first ever edition youth camp at St John School for the Deaf.

The youth camp was organised by the municipality, added that in the Gambia, young people consist of about 63.7% of the population and in the nearest future, this is expected to increase.

‘Listening is very difficult for managers with authority’ ---Says GYIN-Gambia Coordinator

GYIN Gambia Ambassador Njie

The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia Chapter national coordinator, Mamadou Edrisa Njie has observed that listening is very difficult, especially for managers with authority and a ready audience within their departments or companies.

In a recent presentation on leadership skills and qualities during the GYIN Senegal coordinator, Aisha Padane’s visit to the country on the 24 August 2015 at the GYIN office in Churchill’s Town, he called on the masses to listen four times as they speak because the surface area of the two ears is four times as much as the lip.

“The mammalian ear is a master of detecting very quite sounds,” he noted, while saying: “Yet we humans do not listen too well. Husbands do not listen well to wives, bosses do not listen too well to employees and parents do not listen too well to their next-generation children.”

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Forum to Harmonize Limitation of Presidential Terms in West Africa

Dakar, Senegal – September 8th, 2015 – The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) seeks to push the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to take the step of adopting term limits at Community level. WACSOF wants such a provision to be included in the texts governing the organization. The major Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in West Africa will be meeting in Dakar to discuss and develop a strategy for this objective.

Supported by Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), WACSOF acts in consideration of its mandate and capacity as the civil society coordination hub in West Africa and in connection to its supportive role to ECOWAS agenda.